Childcare and Teacher Training

Childcare: Children and Young Peoples Diploma Residential Childcare Level 3 Work-based

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course has various start dates throughout the year and will take 12-16 months to complete.

Entry requirements

Learners should be at least 18 years old.
You need to be employed within a Residential Childcare setting.
As your programme may involve working with children, you will be required to undertake a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

You will achieve

CACHE Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare

Last updated: 28th September 2017

Course overview

This qualification is designed to build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 19 years. It covers a diverse range of job roles.

Course content

Learners must achieve 61 credits. 53 credits must be achieved from Mandatory Group A. Learners must also complete a minimum of 3 Optional Units from Optional Group B, to achieve a minimum of 8 credits.

Mandatory Units

• 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
• Understand the care system and its impact on children and young people
• Understand the youth justice system as it relates to residential childcare
• Support young people leaving care
• Understand residential childcare for children and young people with complex disabilities or conditions
• Understand support for young people with complex disabilities or conditions making the transition into adulthood
• Work with the families of children and young people in residential childcare

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by your assessor using a portfolio of evidence, observations in the workplace and assessment tasks.

What equipment will I need?

The course is an E-portfolio using OneFile, access to a computer/laptop and internet will be required. If this is not suitable, a paper based portfolio could be accessed.

Where will I study?

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
Barnsley
S70 2AX

What can I do next?

Learners can progress onto the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England), or a Foundation Degree in a related discipline.

Learners can progress to become:
• Residential childcare workers
• Registered residential childcare managers, deputies and assistant managers (further professional development / qualification may be required once in post)
• Managers, deputy and assistant managers in other adult or children and young people’s social care settings (further professional development/ qualification may be required once in post).

How much does the course cost?

Course fees: £1,995 Full Fee Payable

Extra information

Full Fee Payable

If the course is listed as full fee payable, you will have to pay for the course.

Contact the Information Unit

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Disclaimer

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Childcare: Children and Young Peoples Diploma Residential Childcare Level 3 Work-based