A Children, Young People and Families Manager’s role is to ensure direction, alignment and commitment within a team, organisation and across partnerships (within a community setting) to help children, young people and families aspire to do their best and achieve sustainable change.




This is a Level 5 apprenticeship.




Typically, 24 months to complete (for new entrants).


Entry requirements


Individual employers may set specific requirements but applicants should be at least 18 years old and must undertake the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) process and provide the results. It is also recommended that they will hold a Level 3 qualification or above in a related area.


Typical jobs


Registered Residential Childcare Manager, Deputy and Assistant Managers, Care Broker, Case Manager, Senior Support Worker, Day Care Manager and more.



  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services - Children and Young Peoples Management
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English


Programme overview


  • Training will include topics such as: Care management, Promoting and developing best practice, Developing and carrying out policy, Safeguarding and protection, Supporting development and partnership working, Quality systems and improvement, Working as a cohesive team
  • Dedicated skills coach to support apprentices throughout their entire learner journey
  • Regular one to one workplace visits
  • Flexible and innovative training methods geared to different learning styles
  • 24/7 access to digital learning content, ensuring apprentices have everything they need to support and accelerate learning
  • Free NUS Apprentice Extra card, allowing apprentices to access discounts on the high street and on other well-known brands


Progression opportunities


The learner will gain knowledge to become a positive manager within the community for the Children’s and Young People’s sector.


Funding and financial support


Employers paying the Apprenticeship Levy can use their funds to cover the cost of apprenticeship training while a range of government funding is available for non-levy organisations. Other financial support is available for employers and apprentices depending on circumstances. 


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