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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The minimum Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the Advanced Apprenticeship in Residential Childcare is 749 hours.

Training takes on average 20 months to complete. However, this can be shorter dependent upon whether the employee has any Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or unit/credit exemptions. We will discuss this at enrolment.

Entry requirements

Apprentices should:

  • be aged 16 years or older
  • have been resident in the UK/EU for at least three years prior to commencing the apprenticeship
  • be employed in England and have a Contract of Employment
  • work for at least 30 hours per week
  • not be currently enrolled onto any other apprenticeship, or another DfE-funded FE/HE programme
  • meet a minimum level of English and Maths skills in order to undertake this course.

Course Content

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 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
  • Functional Skills (Level 2)

    Everyday English and Maths and ICT to bring skills up to date. This consists of teaching, four tests and three practical assignments.

     

    Level 2 Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings

How will I be assessed?

You will be allocated a competent and skilled assessor to support you throughout the apprenticeship. There is an option of day release study at College for you to gain the knowledge required for the course. Unless exempt, you will need to attend College either weekly or for a block week for Functional Skills. This can be discussed and arranged with your assessor.

You will be also assessed in the workplace and will collect relevant pieces of evidence to prove your competence and the knowledge required by the Level 3 apprenticeship.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

If you are aged 16-18, there are no additional costs.

If you are 19+, your employer will pay 10% which is £300.

No specialist equipment is required.

What can I do after this course?

 

You could progress to the Children, Young People and Families Practitioner Level 4 Apprenticeship Standard.

You could also advance your career in roles such as Home Manager.

 

 

 

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This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Lauren Hudson

Lauren Hudson

Derby College Student of the Year prepares to start nursing degree

Taking a Level 3 course in Health and Social Care has left Derby College Student of the Year Lauren Hudson well prepared for a degree in nursing.
High-achieving Lauren, who has just left college with a distinction star, was thinking of studying for A-levels at sixth form but opted instead for the more hands-on course at the Roundhouse. As part of her course the Matlock teenager also gained valuable practical experience with Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust through the college's Employer Academy initiative.
One of her placements included working as a health care assistant at the Specialist Assessment & Rehabilitation Centre (SpARC) on London Road, where Lauren helped to assess older people who have had a fall. Lauren really enjoyed her time at Derby College.
She said she found the lecturers to be supportive, but at the same they gave students the freedom to learn independently. She added: "I'm looking forward to going university and I'd definitely recommend the Level 3 in Health and Social Care to anyone thinking of taking a nursing degree."

I'm pleased I took the Health and Social Care course as I think it is more suited to what I'm going to be doing on my nursing degree course at the University of Birmingham. Thanks to Derby College I feel well prepared for starting my degree this September.


For example, my college course included units which are directly related to nursing, such as public health and how to go about finding statistics.


These units are covered in my degree, obviously in much more depth than at college, but the knowledge I already have of them from my level 3 course will be useful.

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