The Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare is specifically designed for learners wanting to work in residential care with children in a care role. Settings include residential care homes, residential special schools, therapeutic communities, secure children’s homes, shared care and short break settings. Learners will develop the knowledge skills necessary to promote a caring, healthy, stimulating, safe, secure environment for children and young people in their care.
This qualification can be used as a mandatory qualification for the Children, Young People and Families Practitioner apprenticeship. Throughout this qualification, learners will cover underpinning knowledge and skills required for progression to this apprenticeship or further into the residential childcare sector.
Learners will be internally and externally assessed using portfolio evidence.