Course details


Children, Young People and Families

Start date(s)


Study mode(s)

Part time (1 year)

Course overview

This programme is designed to provide the essential knowledge, understanding, skills and experience required to become successful in a managerial role that offers services for children and families.

Apprentices on this programme will work to achieve positive and sustainable change in the lives of children and families.

They will become inspirational managers, building teams, managing resources and developing new approaches and working practices within the context for their working environments and the wider policy conditions.

There are two pathways available for those working in the following areas: Residential Care and Community.​

The Student Contract

Course information

About this course

About this course

Apprenticeships are designed by sector professionals and are aimed at employed people. They can be suitable as a way to up skill existing members of staff or as a pathway for new recruits.

Sm​​all groups, and specially-designed learning sessions will ensure that apprentices get the most out of their time in workshops and lectures.

20% of the apprenticeship will be 'off the job' – this includes work-based projects and job-related activities.

There are no direct fees paid by the apprentices as the programme is supported through the apprenticeship levy.

Successful apprentices will gain a Higher Education Diploma in either of the following:

  • Professional Practice in Leadership and Management for Residential Care (Residential pathway)
  • Professional Practice in Leadership for Health and Social Care (Community pathway)

Programme duration and delivery

It will typically take 12-18 months to complete the apprenticeship, however, there may also be opportunities to join part way through the programme if candidates have considerable experience in a particular area.

Apprentices will benefit from lectures and seminars, usually delivered on campus. Learning is supported by a variety of tasks and independent research activities that can be undertaken in the workplace.


We offer extensive support to all of our apprentices – whatever their background or academic experience. This includes access to our peer support mentors and The Learning Hub, which gives tailored support for academic skills.

Degree Apprenticeships are fully funded by the employer if their wage bill over £3 million each year. The government will fund up to 95% of the apprenticeships course fees, up to the relevant funding gap, if the organisation has paid into the levy at least once during the financial year or if the organisation has spent all its levy.



You will study a variety of modules across your programme of study. The module details given below are subject to change and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

  • ​Leading and Managing
  • Difficulties Families Face – Safeguarding and Risks
  • Leadership in a Multi-Agency Environment
  • Reflection and Supervision
  • Designing Practitioner Research
  • Evidence-Informed Practice (Work-based Project)

Learning and Teaching

Learning and Teaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and provide you with the tools and support to help you achieve your academic, personal and professional potential.

Our Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy delivers excellence by providing the framework for:

  • high quality teaching
  • an engaging and inclusive approach to learning, assessment and achievement
  • a clear structure through which you progress in your academic studies, your personal development and towards professional-level employment or further study.

We have a strong reputation for developing student employability, supporting your development towards graduate employment, with relevant skills embedded throughout your programme of study.

We endeavour to develop curiosity, confidence, courage, ambition and aspiration in all students through the key themes in our Learning and Teaching Strategy:

  • Student Involvement and Engagement
  • Inclusion
  • Integrated Programme and Assessment Experience
  • Digital Literacy and Skills
  • Employability and Enterprise

To help you achieve your potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and real-world activities. This approach ensures that you fully engage in shaping your own learning, developing your critical thinking and reflective skills so that you can identify your own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape your own development.

We believe the secret to great learning and teaching is simple: it is about creating an inclusive learning experience that allows all students to thrive through:

  • Personalised support
  • Expert lecturers
  • Strong connections with employers
  • An international outlook
  • Understanding how to use tools and technology to support learning and development

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

The following information is designed to give you a general overview of the qualifications we accept. If you are taking qualifications that are not included below, please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you.

  • You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant role and have the support of your employer.
  • GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above or accepted equivalent qualifications.
  • A Level 3 qualification (e.g. A-Levels, BTEC National Diploma or an Advanced Apprenticeship)

Applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements may be considered based on their knowledge, skills and experience.


We offer extensive support to all of our apprentices - whatever their background or academic experience.

This includes access to our peer support mentors and the Learning Hub, which offers tailored support for academic skills.

Fees and Funding

Fees and Funding

Degree Apprenticeships are fully funded by your employer if their wage bill is over £3 million each year.

The government will fund up to 95% of the apprenticeships course fees, up to the relevant funding band, if the organisation has spent all its levy or has an annual wage bill below £3 million each year.

Read more about how levy payments work from the UK Government website (link opens in a new window/tab).

How to apply

How to apply

Whether you’re looking to develop your skills with us as an apprentice, or you’re an employer looking for more information on using Leeds Trinity University as a training provider, please complete the form below and we will contact you to discuss your options.

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About Leeds Trinity University

Our professional Apprenticeships combine part-time study at Leeds Trinity University with workplace training. We've been providing outstanding provision in higher education for over 50 years and have significant experience of delivering work-based learning programmes. We are located on a beautiful campus just six miles from Leeds city centre with excellent links by road, rail and air. We're proud to offer a personal and inclusive university experience that gives everyone the support they need to realise their potential. Our teaching staff have extensive and relevant professional experience