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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.

 

 

 

 

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Lewis Morrell

Lewis Morrell

Lewis follows dad and granddad into healthcare

Teenager Lewis Morrell is aiming to become the third generation of his family to go into nursing.

But disappointing school GCSE exam results meant he had to have a rethink and plot a new route on the road to his career.

Looking for suitable courses, Lewis attended a College open event and was impressed with both what was on offer and the friendliness of the staff.

Eighteen-year-old Lewis described Derby College as "a lifeline" which has helped to give him confidence and a mind-set that he can achieve his goals.

A hospital work placement, run through the college's Employer Academy programme, has directly helped him land a health care assistant apprenticeship at the Royal Derby Hospital.

And Lewis has also completed Health and Social Care and English Functional Skills at Level 2, with a double pass and a merit. He is waiting for his GCSE English and CGSE Science results.

Lewis's dad is a children's nurse and his grandad worked in nursing and midwifery. He now manages a doctors' practice in Australia.

Knowing Lewis's skillset and temperament, they said that getting into health care would be "the best thing he ever did". He was inspired by them

I was a bit down about my English and Science results from school, because I needed those for nursing. Once I've got them I'll be able to get on further, so college was a lifeline.


It supported me through the first year and they pushed me. It's given me confidence. Rather than thinking 'maybe I can't do this', it helped me think 'yes, I can actually do this.'


It was very supportive through all of my time and I'm proud to have been accepted for the apprenticeship.


I'd say to anybody who didn't quite get the exams they want: go to
College, go to every lesson, stick with it and eventually it'll all click.


It's a four year apprenticeship. I want to go on to university and get my nursing degree and then get into children's nursing eventually.

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