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Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) (RQF)

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Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) (RQF)
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Overview

The objective of this Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) (RQF) qualification is to support a role as a residential childcare worker within children and young people’s residential childcare services. This qualification is the required qualification for residential childcare workers.

This is a combined knowledge and competency qualification and must be undertaken by individuals who are working, volunteering or on practical placement within the residential childcare sector.

Learners undertaking this qualification will be working with children and young people from birth to 25 years of age. This extended age range takes into account the entitlements for children and young people with complex disabilities and conditions.

This qualification includes mandatory core knowledge relating to the development of children and young people, safeguarding and protection, and supporting children and young people who have experienced harm or abuse. It also includes mandatory core skills relating to the use of effective communication and information handling, risk management, assessment and planning in addition to supporting group living.

Qualification

Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) (RQF)

Regulated by Ofqual

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Description

Geographical coverage
This qualification is suitable for delivery to students in England.

Key facts
Qualification number: 601/5369/6
Learning aim reference: 60153696
Credit value: 61
Assessment method: Portfolio of evidence
Guided learning hours (GLH): 466
Total qualification time (TQT): 610

The total qualification time for this qualification is 610 hours and of this 466 are recommended as guided learning hours.

To complete the Highfield Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) (RQF), learners must complete the following:
• all units contained within the mandatory group
• a minimum of 3 units to achieve a minimum of 8 credits from this group

Mandatory group
Learners must achieve all units in this group totaling 53 credits

1 Understand the development of children and young people in residential childcare
2 Understand how to safeguard and protect children and young people in residential childcare
3 Understand how to support children and young people who have experienced harm or abuse
4 Promote effective communication and information handling in residential childcare settings
5 Support risk management in residential childcare
6 Support group living in residential childcare
7 Understand how to support positive outcomes for children and young people in residential childcare
8 Support attachment and positive relationships for children and young people in residential childcare
9 Support the well-being and resilience of children and young people in residential childcare
10 Support children and young people in residential childcare to manage their health
11 Support the rights, diversity and equality of children and young people in residential childcare
12 Participate in teams to benefit children and young people in residential childcare
13 Support the development of socially aware behaviour with children and young people in residential childcare
14 Engage in professional development in residential childcare settings
15 Support children and young people in residential childcare to achieve their learning potential
16 Assessment and planning with children and young people in residential childcare

Optional Units

17 Understand the care system and its impact on children and young people

18 Understand the youth justice system as it relates to residential childcare

20 Understand residential childcare for children and young people with complex disabilities or conditions

Who is this course for?

All those who are working, volunteering or on practical placement within the residential childcare sector, and children's care homes.

Requirements

To register on to this qualification, learners are required to meet the following entry
requirements:
• Be employed in a suitable role (as outlined above) within the residential childcare sector.
• Be 18+ years old
It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy and numeracy (or equivalent) to undertake this qualification.

Career path

Jobs for qualified Workers with:

Level 2 Diploma - earnings £19,000/year.

Level 3 Diploma - team leader or senior staff member, earnings £25,000/year.

Level 5 Diploma - manager of a care facility for children, earnings £38,000 to £55,000/year.

Qualifications:
• Highfield Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare
(England)
• A Foundation Degree in a related discipline

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What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

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