Crossfields Institute Level 4 Certificate in Family Work

Qualification title

Crossfields Institute Level 4 Certificate in Family Work




This qualification introduces learners to the key knowledge, understanding and skills involved in Family Work: what it looks like and why it is a vital part of caring for children, young people and adults with life histories of loss or separation from family members, attachment disruption or other relational ruptures, and/or developmental trauma.

Key features

    • familiarises learners with foundational principles of family work, its core theoretical concepts and how these can be applied in a care setting
    • offers experiential and interactive group learning that relate family care theory to care practice
    • supports learners to explore new ideas and focus on transferring their learning to practice
    • enables learners to demonstrate that their practice reflects best practice in Family Work and meets regulatory requirements

Entry requirements

    • Learners must be at least 18 years of age
    • Learners are expected to have a good level of written and spoken English. Applicants for whom English is not the first language must be able to demonstrate that they are able to meet the requirements of this qualification. Applicants may be asked to have a verbal interview and complete a written assignment as part of a process to ascertain whether their English level will enable them to access the demands of this qualification
    • Learners are expected to have completed their organisation’s / local authority’s safeguarding training

Guided learning hours


Total qualification time




Study method

Blended, full or part time. Some independent study.

How long does it take?

18 months part time


Portfolio of evidence

Qualification specification

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