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Residential Childcare (England) (QCF) Level 3 Diploma at Essential Learning Company Limited

Course description

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) (QCF) is for learners who work in residential childcare settings in England.

It gives learners the opportunity to:
- Develop and demonstrate competence in job roles such as a residential care worker or a short break carer.
- Develop and demonstrate a range of technical and wider sector-related knowledge to underpin competence in the job roles stated above. This includes the development of children and young people in residential childcare, how to support positive outcomes for children and young people in residential childcare, how to safeguard and protect children and young people in residential childcare and how to support children and young people who have experienced harm or abuse.
- Have existing skills recognised
- Achieve a nationally-recognised Level 3 qualification
- Develop their own personal growth and engagement in learning

Course content

- Understand the Development of Children and Young People in Residential Childcare
- Understand How to Safeguard and Protect Children and Young People in Residential Childcare
- Understand How to Support Children and Young People Who Have Experienced Harm or Abuse
- Promote Effective Communication and Information Handling in Residential Childcare Settings
- Support Risk Management in Residential Childcare
- Assessment and Planning with Children and Young People in Residential Childcare
- Support Group Living in Residential Childcare
- Understand How to Support Positive Outcomes for Children and Young People in Residential Childcare
- Support Attachment and Positive Relationships for Children and Young People in Residential Childcare
- Support the Well-being and Resilience of Children and Young People in Residential Childcare
- Support Children and Young People in Residential Childcare to Achieve Their Learning Potential
- Support Children and Young People in Residential Childcare to Manage Their Health
- Support the Development of Socially Aware Behaviour with Children and Young People in Residential Childcare
- Engage in Professional Development in Residential Childcare Settings
- Support the Rights, Diversity and Equality of Children and Young People in Residential Childcare
- Participate in Teams to Benefit Children and Young People in Residential Childcare

There are also a wide range of optional units which can be chosen with your advisor dependent on your job role.

Entry requirements

You must be working in the sector which this qualification is aimed at. Due to regulations regarding working in residential childcare, there is a minimum age, therefore a learner must already by 18 before they can be registered onto this qual.

Assessment

Evidence for this programme will be gathered using a selection of different methods including being observed in the workplace, answering written questions/assignments, completing reflective accounts, holding discussions with your assessor and producing evidence of your work.

Future opportunities

Learners who achieve the BTEC Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare can progress to the BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) (QCF) or in other areas of Health and Social Care to the BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Health and Social Care (QCF). Learners can also progress into relevant job roles such as; Senior Care Worker, Advanced Practitioner in Residential Care, Support Worker, Registered Manager of a Children’s Home and Youth Worker.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Essential Learning Company Limited directly.

Last updated date: 22 November 2016

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