Young People, Leaving Care and Supported Accommodation Apprenticeship STEP AHEAD RESOURCE SERVICES LTD

Ability to deal sensitively with young people, and to form constructive relationships with them, colleagues and outside agencies. Ability to work constructively as part of a team. Effective verbal communication and ability to communicate with people and demonstrate an understanding of sensitive and complex issues.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    sleep in payments are set at £28 per sleep

  • Working week

    Example shift patterns are, 10am -11.30pm or 4pm-11.30pm + sleep finishing early next day. Full time staff have 2 full days off rota per week. We strive to support a good family life balance so we always try to accommodate shift pattern requests. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To work as part of the staff team providing practical/emotional support, advice, guidance and information to young people between 16+ who are living in supported accommodation and those who are eligible for leaving care support until they are 25 
  • To help them develop practical life skills and support their transition toward independence 
  • To provide staff cover on an extended day basis and at weekends and bank holidays as required 
  • Your role will include day to day support both in the young people's accommodation and in the community, working shifts that cover daytime, evenings, weekends and some overnight shifts 

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • The qualification is a ‘Children & Young People Practitioner’ and is designed for workers within children and young people’s services.
  • This qualification is delivered in the workplace and is the equivalent of a Level 4 QCF. Average completion timescale is 12 - 16 months

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Many support staff move on to social work or youth work

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Direct work with young people, Managing behaviours, knowledge of safeguarding


NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Children and young People (Grade pass) Desired

Things to consider

candidates should be over 21 Knowledge and awareness of discrimination and disadvantage experienced by vulnerable young people and the ability to implement , anti-discriminatory practice and work within adherence to all Confidentiality policies and procedures. The ability to undertake relevant training as appropriate.

About the employer

Stepahead provide a range of services to young people who are in need of semi independent support. We work predominantly with care leavers to offer housing based semi independent support services. We develop and maintain strong links with referral agencies, statutory and voluntary organisations and work closely with a range of professionals involved in providing support to young people




37 Cedar Street



Peter Bonsu


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Apprenticeship standard

Children, young people and families practitioner

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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