Further education and skills – guidance

Apprenticeship standard: children, young people and families manager

Describes the job role that an apprentice will be doing and the skills required of them by the children, young people and families sector.



This document is relevant to:

  • those looking to apply for an apprenticeship
  • employers wanting to recruit an apprentice
  • training organisations working with employers to make the apprenticeships available

This standard is not yet ready to use.

An apprenticeship standard is only available for delivery when both the standard and assessment plan is approved and a funding band (core government contribution) has been assigned to the standard.

Under our reforms, employer-designed standards will replace frameworks, and will be clear and concise. From 2017 to 2018 as many apprenticeship starts as possible will be on the new standards.

Employers involved in creating this standard

If you’d like to get involved and contribute to the development of the children, young people and families manager standard, please read the guidance for trailblazers, and email the Trailblazer contact: clair.davies@appletreeschool.co.uk.

The standard for a children, young people and families manager was developed by:

  • Appletree School
  • Suffolk County Council
  • Lancashire County Council
  • Hants CC
  • West Berks Council
  • Kirklees Council
  • Derbyshire County Council
  • Harmony Services
  • Meadows Care
  • Acorn Homes
  • Progressive Care
  • Early Intervention and Family Support Network Group
  • Early Years Trailblazer Group
  • Access Community Trust
  • Percy Hedley Foundation
  • Anglia Care Trust
  • Beacon Counselling
  • Bedford Borough Council
  • Birmingham City Council
  • Blackburn with Darwen Council
  • Blackpool Council (unitary)
  • Bolton Council
  • Bracknell-Forest Council
  • Burnley Borough Council
  • Caldecott Foundation
  • Cambridgeshire County Council (and potentially Northampton through shared workforce)
  • Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cheshire East Council
  • Cheshire West & Chester
  • Chorley Borough Council
  • Community Action Suffolk
  • Coventry City Council
  • Cumbria County Council
  • Doncaster Children’s Services Trust
  • Dudley MBC
  • East Riding County Council
  • Essex County Council
  • Gloucestershire County Council
  • Hampshire County Council
  • Hartlepool Council
  • Health Education North West
  • Herefordshire Council
  • Lancashire County Council
  • Leeds City Council
  • Luton Borough Council
  • Manchester City Council
  • Mersey Care NHS Trust
  • Middlesbrough Council
  • Moonreach
  • Norfolk and Suffolk Workforce Partnership Group
  • Norfolk County Council
  • North Yorkshire County Council
  • Northumberland County Council and Northumberland Healthcare Trust
  • Oracle Care
  • Oxfordshire County Council
  • Pure Innovations
  • Pure insights
  • Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
  • Redcar and Cleveland Council
  • Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sandwell MBC
  • Shropshire Council
  • Solihull MBC
  • South Tyneside Council
  • Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
  • Staffordshire County Council
  • Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Stoke on Trent City Council
  • Suffolk Young People’s Health Project
  • Sunderland City Council
  • Telford and Wrekin Council
  • Thurrock Council
  • Walsall MBC
  • Warwickshire County Council
  • Wolverhampton City Council
  • Worcestershire County Council
  • YMCA Suffolk
  • York City Council
  • Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS)
  • Local Government Association
  • Skills for Care
  • Yorks and Humber CS Workforce Leads Group
  • Yorks and Humber Regional LGA
  • University Campus Suffolk
  • Vic Citarella