Children and Young People & Families Manager (Standards)
Children and Young People & Families Manager Level 5
This qualification provides the skills and knowledge needed to manage practice and lead others in residential childcare settings for children and young people.
Learners 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, to be
able to study for the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England).
This qualification provides the skills and knowledge needed to manage practice and lead others in residential childcare settings for children and young people. The qualification enables the learner to gain essential skills and knowledge for leading in a residential childcare setting, including leading and managing a team; leading and managing group living; leading practice to support children and young people; and implementing policies and procedures.
There are no formal entry conditions.
Potential apprentices should however be willing to undergo a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service formerly known as CRB – Criminal Records Bureau) check.
Employers in social care and in the health sector carry out DBS checks, as this is a requirement for those working in the sectors, and certain offences may disqualify potential apprentices from employment in these sectors and thus automatically preclude them from completing the framework.
Potential apprentices should therefore discuss any relevant matters with their employer prior to enrolment.
Whilst there are no formal criteria, people who successfully complete apprenticeships and continue to work in the sector most often exhibit empathy, care and interest in others and want to work in the health or social care sector. Whilst it is practical to upskill staff, successful apprentices tend to come with the values and attitudes compatible with the roles they will be working in.
NCFE CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) gives learners the opportunity to develop and demonstrate competence in leadership roles within either a Social Care or children and young people’s services setting, such as:
Managers of residential services
Assistant managers of residential services
Senior Care workers
Day service managers
Day service assistant managers
Managers of domiciliary services
Assistant managers of domiciliary services
Managers of community based services.
Develop technical skills and knowledge and understanding related to the specified job roles above in health and social care or children and young people’s services such as understanding safeguarding, managing health and safety risks and partnership working.
Have existing skills recognised
Achieve a nationally-recognised Level 5 qualification
Develop their own personal growth and engagement in learning.
Learners can also progress to the following job roles though further professional development/qualification may be required once in post:
Registered residential childcare managers, plus deputy and assistant managers
Managers, deputy and assistant managers in other adult or children and young people’s social care settings