Residential Childcare - Advanced Apprenticeship

Course Code: WW00011


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Course Overview

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.

On completion you will achieve

  • Advanced apprenticeship in Residential Childcare
  • A level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare
  • Level 2 in English Maths and ICT
  • Level 2 employment rights and responsibilities
  • Personal learning and thinking skills

Duration 18-20 Months

Entry Requirements

You should be at least 19 years old.  You may be required by the employer to be DBS cleared in order to work with children and young people.  You will also need to have a good understanding of Maths and English in order to achieve a Level 2 Functional Skill in Maths, English and ICT.

To begin an Apprenticeship, you should ideally be employed already. Our Skills Coaches and Careers team may be able to support you with this.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

Varied teaching methods are used in order to develop high level sector specific skills including direct observations, written assignments, making references to policies and procedures, work product.  Practical skills and competency will be supported and assessed by the qualified and relevant skills coaches. The employer will also support with the mandatory 20% off the job training hours that need to be met by extra shadowing, mentoring or perhaps working in a different area of the business. The functional skills element of the qualification is delivered by specialist teachers, who will provide support either in the college environment or within the work place.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

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