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Level 5 Children, Young People and Families Manager

Level 5 Children, Young People and Families Manager

Introduction to ELA Adult Learning:

ELA delivers high quality apprenticeships and short courses. We have expertise across a range of education and care settings, such as early years, private and public schools, special needs provisions and residential care settings.

We aspire to support committed and passionate care workers, teachers, support staff, school leadership and administration to achieve their goals. Our team has a huge passion for learning that makes a difference, and not just providing training for training’s sake.

Level 5 Children, Young People
and Families Manager

• A Leader in Residential Childcare will guide and inspire teams to make positive differences to a child’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, or intellectual challenges.
• They will develop and implement a values-based culture at a service or unit level.
• They may be responsible for business development, financial control,
organisational resilience and continuity, as well as for managing risk and leading on organisational change.
• They may be a registered manager of a residential care setting, or a
deputy manager

Relevant settings include:

• Residential Care Homes
• Residential Special Schools
• Therapeutic Communities
• Secure Children’s Homes
• Shared Care
• Short Break Settings

Through this Apprenticeship, the CYP Manager will gain

The underpinning knowledge and skills required for progression to this apprenticeship Level 5 Diploma for Residential Child Care (RQF)
Level 2 Functional Skills Literacy and Numeracy or equivalent (if not already achieved)
An understanding of the regulatory requirements within the sector
Open up opportunities for further progression within the Child Care Sector or Adult Social Care settings
Open up opportunities for further progression in other sectors like the Youth Offending Team or Adult Social Care settings

What Values Do We Add at ELA?

Passion for Well-being

Blended delivery models including workplace assessments, virtual coaching, and group workshops

A dedicated personal tutor to deliver training, and guide throughout their programme.

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Supporting Apprentices to make a wider contribution to their workplace
Supporting learners’ individual pace and catering to their unique learning styles
Offer safeguarding support and guidance to all learners via ELA’S well-being Team
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Collaborative line manager, mentor and employer engagement to enhance learner experience with regular surveys and reporting
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Continual review of our curriculum to deliver strong intent, implementation, and impact of learning

Delivery & Assessment

Typical Course Duration

18 months

Monthly Workshops

Monthly ‘virtual’ 1-1 tutorials, group workshops and complementary online resources


E-portfolio access to track progress, upload work and communicate with your Tutor

End-Point Assessment

Consists of an observation and professional discussions

Specialist Skills Tutor

Additional support from a specialist Functional Skills Tutor (where applicable)

Commitment Required from Learner and Employer

Undertake a research project within services

Lead and manage group living in residential childcare

Lead a service that can support children or young people who have experienced harm or abuse

Understand the youth justice system as it relates to residential childcare

Lead and manage support for disabled children and young people and their carer’s in residential childcare

Understand the care system and its impact on children and young people

Manage and develop quality practice and assurance

Lead and manage the safe usage of technology and online activity

Implement a Positive Relationship Policy in residential childcare

Understand support for children and young people who are vulnerable and disadvantaged


Learners must achieve a minimum of 70 credits
from the mandatory units and optional units.

Undertake, promote and support continuing Professional Development

Develop and support Health and Safety practice and lead risk management

Understand, lead and support effective information sharing, positive relationships and communication systems

Develop, engage with and support effective partnerships

Lead practice and support equality, diversity and inclusion promoting the rights of children and individuals

Understand children and young person’s development

Lead practice that supports positive outcomes for child and young person

Lead and develop the safeguarding practices and protection of children and young people

Lead, manage and develop an effective team

Lead and develop professional supervision practice

Manage resources and finance within own area of responsibility

Manage and support change