What does the qualification cover?
This qualification is part of the new children’s homes regulations which came into force in April 2015.
It has replaced the Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (Social Care Pathway) as the required qualification for those working in children’s homes. All new starts must be registered on the new Residential Childcare qualification from April 2015.
This qualiﬁcation will develop the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people in a residential childcare setting, including an understanding of child and young person development.
The qualification enables the learner to gain essential skills and knowledge to support children and young people in residential childcare settings, including: wellbeing and resilience, positive relationships and attachments, health and safety, sexual exploitation, communication, positive behaviour and positive outcomes.
It also offers the learner the opportunity to cover optional topics which are particularly suited to specific residential childcare and respite care settings.
What are the entry requirements?
You should be at least 18 years old.
How is it assessed?
All units will be internally assessed using standard methods: coursework, portfolio of evidence, practical demonstration / assignment.