Level 4 Certificate - Working with Children, Individuals and Families
The course will equip workers with the understanding, ability and confidence to go out and work effectively with children, individuals and families with complex and multiple needs.
This is an OFQUAL approved 15 credit Level 4 qualification which consists of 3 units. It is THE qualification that fits latest policy and practice and meets the needs of the current workforce. We have developed a comprehensive professional guidance resource and a reflective workbook to support and embed learning. It is a 6-day face to face training course delivered by an experienced training professional followed by a comprehensive assessment process over 6 months. Virtual training options are now also available.
‘As leaders in the field I am delighted that Interface created this course which accurately meets the needs of the workforce both in early intervention and with complex families’.
MP Tim Loughton
The programme is particularly suited to:
- anyone working with individuals, children and families as a core part of their roles
- anyone needing to work with families as part/all of their role e.g. those involved in team around family meetings
- experienced practitioners looking for a regulated qualification
Engagement and Communication - Building Effective Relationships
This covers the core fundamentals of working with all members of the family. Learners will develop knowledge, understanding, skills and practice around engagement, challenge and safe relationship building.
The sessions will explore working with boundaries and challenge staff to get a deeper understanding and knowledge base on working with individual need and equal opportunities. This will create a core knowledge base around attachment and the impact it has. It will ensure confidence in working with and moving families towards change.
Assessment, Tools and Planning
This unit gives learners understanding, skills and tools to use in practice to gain assessment information throughout their working with individuals and families.
Learners explore in depth the process of gaining assessment information and working with families and multi-agency professionals to develop clear plans and support packages. We will develop SMART plans in partnership with families. We will develop skills and practice in attending and chairing Team around the family meetings.
Learners explore the benefits of case consultation and carry out critical thinking with regard to assessment needs and integrating plans.
Supporting family members towards independence and self – reliance
This unit provides learners with the opportunity to explore origins and cycles of why individuals and families may need support services. They will develop a clearer understanding of how entrenched needs can present. They will develop their questioning skills and consider good practice in motivating families and individuals into education and learning.
Learners will explore good practice around outcomes and the need for sustainable change and encouragement for individuals to link with universal services and become a stronger part of their community.
Open Training Courses
|Location||Dates||Duration||Cost per Person|
|Virtual||17th January, 7th February, 28th February, 20th March, 17th April, 15th May, 12th June, 10th July & 11th September 2024||9 x 1/2 day sessions (all 10am -12.30pm), registration, 1-1 support, assessment, certification, IQA and EQA||£1,650 + vat|
|Virtual - Course Briefing||10th October 2023||1pm for 1 hour||FREE|
|Virtual - Course Briefing||6th December 2023||1pm for 1 hour||FREE|
What our clients say:
We had Level 4 training for 150 practitioners across a range of multi-agency services, the TF lead said: "We have used different providers for this in the past and none were remotely as professional as Interface. Their trainers and QA process have been exceptional."
The way it is delivered is the perfect level of challenge and acknowledging some participants lack of confidence around academic study without dumbing down. The course content is engaging and stimulating and complimented the vast experience within our team.
Our course facilitator was encouraging, supportive and challenging. She delivered the content with enthusiasm and demonstrated her experience and understanding of the complexities of the work brilliantly whilst allowing space for the experience of the trainees to shine through. Feedback from the team was wholly positive and I have seen their confidence in their abilities grow before my eyes.
This is the highlight of my career so far I am totally inspired by the trainer to do the best job I can possibly do for families, she is so passionate about making a difference to the lives of vulnerable children and families, I’m just sad it’s finished.
My trainer was absolutely brilliant. She is so credible and knowledgeable and was able to share and help us understand each and every module. She was also extremely supportive, encouraging and made the whole course interesting. Nothing was too much for her, she offered an open door to contact her and gave reassurance when we doubted ourselves! She provided clear and great feedback, which was important to me throughout the course. I joined the course as an anxious, nervous person, who was convinced the whole process was going to be long, difficult and stressful. I couldn't have been more wrong. She put everyone at ease and guided us through the whole process. I wished I had met her years ago! I hope that she goes on to inspire many more people to work with children and families. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole process. I have and will, continue to recommend the qualification to my colleagues.
The quality of the course was so good the book was clear and feels so matched to what I do as a family support worker.
Although the course material was good the delivery of the trainer was what made the difference. Her warm, encouraging and boundaried approach gave me confidence and helped me to feel supported. I knew what was expected of me and I knew that she was available if ever I needed to talk things through.
"Tutor made the learning enjoyable and great. Cannot praise her competency and ability enough": "Clare was extremely supportive, and her presentation and delivery was lively and informative - I really enjoyed the course mainly due to her positive attitude and warmth." :"Thank you for providing this excellent and very informative course providing me with the opportunity to reflect on and improve in my practice.":"Clare was an excellent facilitator. She managed to blend enjoyment and seriousness of the course and made everyone comfortable to air their views."
The standard of the training was outstanding. The trainer had a great way of delivery and it flowed easily. It was never too complicated, and it comforted me into accepting that I did know what I was doing!
Interface as always have been professional and flexible in their approach and delivery, working with us to get the most out of the programme. Without exception the practitioners completing the Level 4 certificate have fed back that the trainers are excellent, the sessions varied and interesting, that they felt supported throughout the programme and that the course has improved their practice. They loved the projects, which are still being developed further for use by Shropshire Early Help Practitioners to use with families.
Interface provide highly experienced and committed trainers who are able to relate practice to operational realities and ensure that all attending the level 4 Certificate were fully able to participate and reflect on their own practice and learning needs. Our managers and practitioners have had a very positive experience completing the Level 4 course.
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