Residential Childcare Diploma Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course is suitable for learners aged 18 years and over, who are working with children in residential children’s homes in England. It is an excellent way to gain an Ofsted recognised level 3 qualification while working in the residential childcare sector. You will study a number of units in order to achieve the total number of unit credits for the qualification. Examples of areas you will study include: • Understand the development of children and young people in residential childcare • Support group living in residential childcare • Support the development of socially aware behaviour with children and young people in residential childcare This course is recognised by the DfE as a full Level 3 Diploma, and is the accepted qualification for registration and regulation in the residential childcare sector. You are expected to be working in a suitable role in order in a residential childcare setting in order to access this qualification. You will have the option of buying textbooks to help you with this qualification via our Learning Resource Centre.

Assessment Methods

You will be given the opportunity to demonstrate competent performance of tasks related to your work and to develop your own skills and potential. There are no written exams for this course. Instead you will build an e-portfolio which will include coursework and practical assessments in your workplace.

Progression Options

On completion, learners may wish to progress to the City and Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) (QCF).

Course Summary

Course Title Residential Childcare Diploma Level 3
Attendance Requirements You will be supported via workplace visits from your college Trainer Assessor. Self-study hours will be up to 8 a week.
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‘The course provided me with the opportunity to understand my son’s condition and how best to support him and other individuals with disabilities that I work with’

- Rebecca, Understanding Autism, Level 2 Distance Learning

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