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Apprenticeship training course

Early intervention practitioner (level 4)

Provide intervention services early in identified cases.

Qualification level
Equivalent to higher national certificate (HNC).
Typical duration
18 months
Apprenticeship category
Care services
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Assistant Senior Care worker
  • Assistant Social Worker
  • Childrens Centre Staff
  • Early Help Practitioner
  • Early Intervention Advisor
  • Early Intervention Alcohol Case Worker
  • Early Intervention and Prevention Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Lead Reablement Worker
  • Pastoral and School Inclusion Officer
  • Typical job titles vary according to organisation but may include
  • Violence Prevention Worker
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Manage early intervention caseloads in line with organisational policies and procedures and relevant national and local priorities.
  • Assess, manage and respond to risk in their own area of responsibility.
  • Provide individuals and professional partners with appropriate tools and information to help them make informed choices to access support relevant to their needs.
  • Work collaboratively with individuals, their wider network and partner agencies, providing professional challenge when necessary.
  • Use appropriate observation, questioning, problem solving and analysis techniques when undertaking assessments for early intervention.
  • Apply organisational health, safety, equality and welfare procedures when managing caseloads to ensure the welfare of self, clients, their wider network and professional partners.
  • Apply relevant theories and evidence-based strategies in own role.
  • Manage multiple cases within own role, to meet individual and or family's needs
  • Prioritise interventions based on presenting needs
  • Produce detailed and, accurate records that meet organisational and legislative requirements
  • Use appropriate techniques to build and maintain professional relationships that help to ensure needs of individual cases are met.
  • Use digital technologies where appropriate within own role.
  • Work independently as a practitioner within the wider team context, drawing on direction and support when needed.
  • Provide impartial information, advice and guidance in a format that meets the needs of the individual.
  • Use professional judgement to understand the complexities of a situation and make appropriate decisions.

Full information on Early intervention practitioner (level 4) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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