80% of your learning will be through 'on-the-job' training at your place of work. 20% of your learning will come through training sessions or independent learning led by the University of Derby.

Face-to-face sessions: You will have two full days of face-to-face session each month. It's likely that this will be on a Tuesday. These will normally be held at the Kedleston Road site in Derby but may sometimes be at different employer premises, so you can explore different work-based contexts. You will work on one module in the morning (three hours with a break) and another module in the afternoon (three hours with a break).

Directed tasks and independent tasks: You will spend the equivalent of two full days a month on these, which could include working on your portfolio, reflecting on your work, observations, evaluating your work-based interventions and actions.

Work-based Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Your employer will need you to undertake regular CPD on areas such as safeguarding, PREVENT / ACT, or work-based processes.

The Apprenticeship Standards are embedded in each module and assessments have been designed to provide evidence of you meeting the required standards.

You will have access to physical learning resources (the library) at the University and electronic resources via the University’s virtual learning environment.