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Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare (RQF)

Self-Placed online qualification with the support from the assessor and a Recognised Certificate all of England.


Verrolyne Training

Summary

Price
£1,400 inc VAT
Or £116.67/mo. for 12 months...
Study method
Online
Course format What's this?
Reading material - PDF/e-book, article/plain text
Duration
7 months · Self-paced
Access to content
1 year
Qualification
Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) (RQF)
Regulated qualification What's this?
Certificates
  • iCQ Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare 603/6592/4 - Free
Additional info
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Overview

The Residential Childcare Level 3 Diploma is designed for learners who want to work in residential care with children in a caring position.

Students can work in residential care homes, residential special schools, therapeutic communities, secure children’s homes, shared care, and short-term settings after completing the course. Through this course, learners will gain the information and skills needed to provide a caring, healthy, stimulating, safe, and secure environment for the children and young people in their care.

Qualification

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

Regulated by Ofqual

Description

Assessment Method: Portfolio of Evidence

Qualification Duration: 1 year. However, depending on how fast the learner will be making submissions and if they pass plagiarism and AI generation tests, they can complete them in less than a year.

Assessment Criteria:
This is a self-placed qualification, meaning that the learners can work at their own pace and time.
The learner will be assigned an assessor, who will be the first point of communication for anything relating to this qualification. The learner can check the assessor's availability if they want clarity on something via phone call or video meeting. But the assessment plan sent by the assessor has all the information and instructions, unless otherwise stated.

Qualification Assessment Breakdown:

  • Knowledge-Based Assignments

This qualification involves knowledge-based assignments about residential childcare. These are 200–250 words per question (this will be advised in the assessment plan)

  • Witness Statement

The plan will be put in place by the assessor and sent to the learner by the manager or director. The manager will be required to fill out the form as per the question regarding the competence of the learner. The manager will be required to sign and give this back to the learner, together with their (manager's) training certificate or CV, to show that they are competent enough to give a statement

  • Online Observation

At some point along the qualification, the assessor will arrange an online observation with the learner to observe how they carry out some tasks, including care planning for a child and other related tasks that will be suitable for the qualification

What learning resources do you provide?

Verrolyne Training Ltd. provides the following additional resources for this qualification:

Assessment Plans for Modules:
Learners will receive detailed assessment plans for each module or unit, offering clear guidance on the assessments, tasks, or activities they need to complete as part of their qualification.

Evidence Matrices for the Competence Units (Witness Statement Plan):
These matrices will be made available to help you understand the criteria and evidence required to demonstrate competence in specific units. They provide valuable instructions on collecting and presenting evidence for your assessments.

A Learner Summative Reflection (if required):
If necessary, you will have the opportunity to engage in learner summative reflection. This allows you to reflect on your overall learning journey, summarising what you've learned, your personal growth, and the application of your knowledge and skills.

Online Platform for Observation (if required):
In cases where observation is part of your qualification, an online platform will be provided to facilitate this process. This platform will enable assessors to observe and assess your practical or hands-on skills.

Guidance on Purchasing Recommended Books:
If your qualification recommends specific textbooks or reading materials, the center will offer guidance regarding which book to purchase. This ensures that you have access to the essential materials needed for your studies.

Who is this course for?

The Residential Childcare Level 3 Diploma is recommended for learners who want to work in residential care with children in a caring position.

Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, Students interested in enrolling in this course must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be at least 19 years old.
  • Have a strong command of the English language
  • For the duration of the course, you must have access to a computer and the internet.
  • Basic computer skills, such as word processing, emailing, and document uploading
  • Having a real desire to succeed is essential.

Career path

Students can work in residential care homes, residential special schools, therapeutic communities, secure children’s homes, shared care, and short-term settings after completing the course. Learners will gain the information and skills needed to provide a caring, healthy, stimulating, safe, and secure environment for the children and young people in their care.

Questions and answers

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Certificates

iCQ Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare 603/6592/4

Hard copy certificate - Included

Upon completion of the qualification, the learner will receive both a digital certificate and hard copy certificate.

The hard copy certificate is posted for free within England. Additional costs may apply to those outside of England.

Terms and conditions apply.

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FAQs

What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, 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 Reed Courses, 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.