Childcare and Teacher Training

Residential Childcare Level 3 Apprenticeship

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course can start at various times during the year. This programme will take a minimum of 16 months to complete.

Entry requirements
  • Learners will need to be at least 18 years of age. Some settings require you to have a suitable Level 2 qualification in Health and Social Care or Childcare and four GCSEs at grade A*-C plus GCSE English at grade 4 or above
  • It is desirable that you have English and maths at grade C/4 or above but this is not essential as Functional Skills can be delivered as part of the Apprenticeship programme
  • You need to be employed within a health and social care setting or have an employer in this area willing to take you on as an apprentice
  • Please see our Apprenticeship vacancieshttps://www.barnsley.ac.uk/our-departments/apprenticeships/apprenticeship-vacancies/
  • As your programme may involve working with children, you will be required to undertake a satisfactory Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check

 

You will achieve

You will achieve a Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce.

Last updated: 21st Nov 2017

Course overview

This qualification will develop the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people in a residential childcare setting. This qualification enables you to gain essential skills and knowledge to support children and young people in residential childcare settings, including: well-being and resilience, positive relationships and attachments, health and safety, sexual exploitation, communication, positive behaviour and positive outcomes.

Course content

You will study the units listed below until you reach a minimum of 61 credits. You will also study:

  • Employment, Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) booklet
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English, maths and ICT (If not already achieved)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

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 wellbeing 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.

You will also study optional units.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed using a portfolio of evidence, observations in the workplace and assessment tasks. You will be assessed both in college and in your place of work.

 

What equipment will I need?

The course uses an online portfolio so access to a computer and the internet will be required. If this is not possible, a paper based portfolio could be accessed.

 

Where will I study?

You will study within the workplace and may have to attend classes at Barnsley College, Old Mill Lane Campus, Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2YW.

What can I do next?

Upon completion you could progress onto the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Young People’s Services or apply for job roles including:

  • Residential Childcare Workers.
  • Registered Residential Childcare Managers, Deputy Managers and Assistant Managers (further professional development or qualifications may be required once in post).
  • Managers, Deputy Managers and Assistant Managers in other adult or children and young people’s social care settings (further professional development or qualifications may be required once in post).

How much does the course cost?

There is no cost to being an apprentice. All costs associated with your apprenticeship, including the cost of training and your salary, will be paid by your employer.

 

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Apprenticeship Team

For further information please contact the team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email: info@barnsley.ac.uk

 

 

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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.

English and Maths

Having good English and maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and maths or a higher level maths qualification we can help you do that too.

If you need any further information, please contact the Info Team.

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Disclaimer

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

Residential Childcare Level 3 Apprenticeship