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

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£2,000 inc VAT
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Study method
Distance learning, self-paced
18 months
Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) (RQF)
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
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This qualification forms the Knowledge and competence element of the Advanced Apprenticeship for the Children and Young people's Workforce, Residential Childcare pathway.


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

Regulated by Ofqual

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Topics covered

Includes the development of children and young people in residential childcare, how to safeguard and protect children and young people in residential childcare, how to support children and young people who have experienced harm or abuse, Support group living in residential childcare and Support the rights, diversity and equality of children and young people in residential childcare.

Assessment Method

This qualification is assessed by portfolio of evidence.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time (TQT) for this qualification is 610 hours and of this 466 hours is recommended as guided learning (GL).

Who is this course for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals who wish to become residential childcare workers, working within children and young people’s residential childcare services.


Students will sit a brief online assessment to ensure suitability for the course.

Career path

Work in social care, residential care, working with young people living in semi-independent provision.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

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.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.