iCQ Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare
This is a iCQ Level 3 Diploma that is governed by Ofqual.
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. 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 through this course.
This qualification has been developed in response to a review of residential childcare qualifications and provision driven by the Secretary of State for Children and Families. This qualification is part of the new children’s homes regulations which came into force in April 2015.
The Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) is specifically designed for learners wanting to work in residential care with children in a care role.
The Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) (RQF) is based on the units developed by Skills for Care and Development who are the sector skills council for people working in early years, children and young people’s services, and those working in social work and social care for children and adults in the UK.
It replaces 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.
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.
New residential care workers will need to achieve the qualification within two years from employment.
WHAT SHOULD BE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. In line with the current Children’s Homes and Looked After Children (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) Regulations 2013, and the new The Children’s Homes (England) Regulations 2015 in April 2015 care workers have two years from commencing the role to complete this qualification.
- 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.
We facilitate this iCQ Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare online via our e-portfolio platform and email support.
What is our assessment method?
- Portfolio of Evidence
- You will be assessed by completing all the required assessments with your tutor providing feedback following completion of each.
- All assessments must be completed and passed in order for you to successfully achieve the qualification iCQ Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare.
Guided Learning hours
These hours are made up of all contact time. guidance or supervision of a learner by a lecture. supervisor, tutor, trainer, or other appropriate providers of education or training. Guided Learning Hours for this qualification is 460
The qualification is suitable for learners 19 years of age and above
Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as:
- level 4 diploma in leadership and management
- Level 5 Award in leadership and management
- Level 5 Diploma in leadership and management for residential childcare
- Level 5 Diploma in leadership for health and social care and children and young people’s services
Verrolyne Training Ltd provides the following additional resources for this qualification:
Assessment Plans to Modules
You will receive detailed assessment plans for each module or unit, offering clear guidance on the assessments, tasks, or activities you need to complete as part of your 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 a learner summative reflection. This allows you to reflect on your overall learning journey, summarizing 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 is right to purchase. This ensures that you have access to the essential materials needed for your studies.
Why choose us?
Verrolyne Training is the leading provider of ICQ Level 3 Diploma for residential care training courses, with over five years of experience. Our courses are designed by expert tutors with many years of teaching experience. We have helped thousands of people achieve their goals and gain new skills, and we can do the same for you! Why not take advantage of our special discount offer today?
To achieve this qualification, learners must achieve 53 credits from the Mandatory Group A and 8 credits from the optional units as seen from the table below.
|Support group living in residential childcare||A/618/4206||3||22||3||Mandatory|
|Understand how to safeguard and protect children and young people in residential childcare||D/618/4201||3||63||7||Mandatory|
|Participate in teams to benefit children and young people in residential childcare||D/618/4215||3||20||3||Mandatory|
|Understand how to support positive outcomes for children and young people in residential childcare||F/618/4207||3||20||2||Mandatory|
|Support attachment and positive relationships for children and young people in residential childcare||F/618/4210||3||30||4||Mandatory|
|Understand how to support children and young people who have experienced harm or abuse||H/618/4202||3||22||3||Mandatory|
|Support the rights, diversity and equality of children and young people in residential childcare||J/618/4208||3||24||3||Mandatory|
|Support the well-being and resilience of children and young people in residential childcare||J/618/4211||3||20||5||Mandatory|
|Promote effective communication and information handling in residential childcare settings||K/618/4203||3||20||3||Mandatory|
|Engage in professional development in residential childcare settings||L/618/4209||3||20||3||Mandatory|
|Support children and young people in residential childcare to achieve their learning potential||L/618/4212||3||30||4||Mandatory|
|Support risk management in residential childcare||M/618/4204||3||18||2||Mandatory|
|Support children and young people in residential childcare to manage their health||R/618/4213||3||16||2||Mandatory|
|Assessment and planning with children and young people in residential childcare||T/618/4205||3||20||3||Mandatory|
|Understand the development of children and young people in residential childcare||Y/618/4200||3||25||3||Mandatory|
|Support the development of socially aware behaviour with children and young people in residential childcare||Y/618/4214||3||20||3||Mandatory|
|Understand the care system and its impact on children and young people||K/618/4217||4||22||3||Optional|
|Understand support for young people with complex disabilities or conditions making the transition into adulthood||K/618/4220||3||24||3||Optional|
|Work with the families of children and young people in residential childcare||M/618/4221||3||17||2||Optional|