Course Overview

This qualification provides apprentices with the skills and knowledge needed to manage practice and lead others in health and social care and children and young people’s services.

As a Children, Young People and Family Manager you will ensure direction, alignment and commitment within your own practice, your team(s), your organisation and across partnerships to help children, young people and families aspire to do their best and achieve sustainable change and improved outcomes.

You will build teams, manage resources and lead new approaches to working practices that  put the child, young person or family at the centre. With a focus on excellence in practice and improved performance, you will encourage Children, Young People and Family Practitioners to gain the skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours that will enable them to support each child, young person, and family to achieve their potential.

The Children, Young People and Families Manager programme is intended to provide students with the knowledge, understanding and skills that employers and the sector require.

The course  covers a wide range of topics including:

  • Safeguarding and protection
  • Managing care services
  • Supporting development and partnership working
  • Contributing to broader activities such as change programmes and recruitment
  • Complying with quality systems and continuously improving quality
  • Developing and carrying out policy
  • Promoting and developing best practice
  • Care management

Students will need to be working in the role of Deputy or Manager in an appropriate setting, or have the opportunity to carry out responsibilities associated with these roles. Higher Level Apprentices will undertake 30 hours a week in employment, with an off the job commitment of 8 hours per week. All units will be assessed using a range of methods which include inference of knowledge from direct observation of practice.

Following this apprenticeship, you could progress onto our one of our top-up Level 6 programmes in BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies or BA (Hons) Education, Development and Society to complete your undergraduate studies.

As a student undertaking the Higher Level Apprenticeship, you will work towards the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (Management pathway) and on completion will be entered for Gateway for the End-Point Assessment. Upon successful completion of End-Point Assessment you will achieve the double award of the Level 5 Diploma, and the HLA Certification (Graded Pass or Distinction by our End Point Assessment Organisation)

Course Details

Key Information

Course Code
Mode of Study
Higher Apprenticeship, Level 5
Awarded by
South Devon College
18 months (full-time)
Academic Year
September 2023 - June 2025 (full-time)

The full time fees for the academic year 2022-23 are:

BA and BSc (Hons) – £8400 (per year)

Foundation Degree (FdA and FdSc) – £8400 (per year)

Higher National Certificate (HNC)- £8400 (per year)

For tuition fees for part-time courses commencing in September 2022, please contact the team on [email protected]

(Please note, some fees may differ depending on programme)

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