Diploma In Residential Childcare Level 3

A Dynamic And Important Sector Which Affects The Lives Of Future Generations

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Entry requirements – We will work with you to determine your suitability for the qualification. This will involve the completion of initial assessments for Maths and English. If not working in a residential childcare setting then a voluntary placement must be obtained and completed weekly for at least 12 hours per week.

What is this course?

The Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare is a work-based learning qualification which covers the knowledge and skills necessary to be a competent Level 3 practitioner within an residential setting setting.

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals who are providing support in an residential childcare setting.

This course is a part time option and is suitable for students 18+ who are able to access a placement in a residential childcare setting.

What will I learn?

A variety of mandatory and optional units will be covered, including child development, group living, working with families, safeguarding and supporting those leaving care.

How will I learn?

You will undertake a number of mandatory units covering core knowledge and skills competencies. Knowledge criteria will be covered via assignment work and learners will be offered to attend online workshops every 3-4 weeks, with a qualified assessor. They will support you regularly to help you build a portfolio of evidence, which will consist of written work, workplace observations, verbal discussions etc. You will have access to a range of learning resources whilst you complete your qualification.

Career progression

This qualification allows you to learn, develop and demonstrate the skills and knowledge required for employment and/or career progression in supporting children. Following successful completion, you can progress to the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare, providing you are working in this role.

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