This qualification is designed to improve the quality of care provided to vulnerable children and young people in residential care by guiding and assessing the development of knowledge and skills and to confirm competence.

This qualification is suitable for those who work within the residential childcare sector. It provides learners with an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and competence and their experience in roles such as a home care supervisor, care supervisor, deputy supervisor or scheme supervisor.

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

A total of 61 credits are needed for this qualification to be achieved.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, learners must be at least eighteen years of age.

This qualification is suitable for and provides learners with an opportunity to demonstrate their experience in roles such as a home care supervisor, care supervisor, deputy supervisor or scheme supervisor.

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

You complete sixteen mandatory units at level 3:

  • 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
  • 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

You also choose optional units from a range to suit your career plans.

Learners who achieve this qualification could may choose to progress to the following qualification:

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare