Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare with Aston Recruitment & Training

The Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) is specifically designed for learners wanting to or currently work(ing) in residential care with children in a care role.

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Level 3 Diploma (residential care) Full Standards

  • .What opportunities for progression are there?

Learners may progress onto the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare 

New residential care workers will need to achieve the qualification within two years from employment.

This qualification will be the accepted qualification for registration and regulation where appropriate and can demonstrate continuing professional development.

  • Who did we develop the qualification with?

This qualification has been developed as the result of a review of the existing residential childcare qualifications and provision driven by the Secretary of State for Children and Families in light of the recent reports highlighting the shortfalls in residential childcare. It has been developed by the Department for Education, Skills for Care and Development and the employers in the industry.

  • Is it part of an apprenticeship framework or initiative?

This qualification will form part of the Children and Young People's Workforce Residential Care Pathway (England) Apprenticeship available from January 2015.

Funding is available for this Qualification within an Advanced Apprenticeship, more information here

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