Apprenticeship standard: children, young people and families practitioner

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


Apprenticeship standard for a children, young people and families practitioner

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This document is relevant to:

  • employers wanting to recruit an apprentice
  • training organisations working with employers to make the apprenticeships available

The approved standard outlines the skills, knowledge and behaviours required of the apprentice and the job they will need to be able to do by the time they have completed their apprenticeship.

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 over the course of this parliament.

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 practitioner standard, please read the guidance for trailblazers, and email the trailblazer contact:

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

  • Acorn Children’s Homes
  • Appletree School
  • Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS)
  • Caretech Community Services Ltd
  • Derbyshire County Council
  • Dove Adolescent Services Ltd
  • East Riding County Council
  • Hampshire County Council
  • Harmony Children’s Services Ltd
  • Percy Hedley Foundation
  • Suffolk County Council
  • Kirklees Council
  • Leicestershire County Council
  • Lancashire County Council
  • Local Government Association
  • Suffolk County Council
  • West Berks Council
  • Early Intervention and Family Support Network Group
  • Early Years Trailblazer Group
  • Ros Garrod-Mason
  • Access Community Trust
  • Action for Children
  • 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
  • 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
  • Essex County Council
  • Gloucestershire County Council
  • Hartlepool Council
  • Health Education North West
  • Herefordshire Council
  • Leeds City Council
  • Lighthouse Capital Investments
  • Luton Borough Council
  • Keys Childcare
  • Manchester City Council
  • Meadows Care
  • Mersey Care NHS Trust
  • Middlesbrough Council
  • Moonreach
  • Norfolk and Suffolk Workforce Partnership Group
  • Norfolk County Council
  • North Yorkshire County Council
  • Northern Care
  • Northumberland County Council and Northumberland Healthcare Trust
  • Oracle Care
  • Oxfordshire County Council
  • Pathway Care Solutions
  • Progressive Care
  • Pure Innovations
  • Pure insights
  • Right Trak
  • Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
  • Redcar and Cleveland Council
  • Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sandwell MBC
  • School Development Support Agency (SDSA)
  • Sheffield City Council
  • Shropshire Council
  • Skills for Care
  • 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
  • Surrey County Council
  • Sunderland City Council
  • Telford and Wrekin Council
  • Thurrock Council
  • Walsall MBC
  • Warwickshire County Council
  • West Berkshire
  • Wolverhampton City Council
  • Worcestershire County Council
  • YMCA Suffolk *York City Council
  • Yorks and Humber Children’s Workforce Leads Group
  • Yorks and Humber Regional LGA
  • University Campus Suffolk
  • Vic Citarella