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Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to work effectively and flexibly within the residential childcare sector.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Health
Adult and Community
Location: Offsite
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 52
Hours: 1.50
Start: Flexible
Tuition: £2882.00
Adult Loan Amount: £2882.00

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Course Information for Students

This qualification has been designed to allow learners to obtain and then demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to work effectively and flexibly within the residential childcare sector at Level 3. The primary purpose of the qualification is to confirm occupational competence and, as such, you must be working in an appropriate role in the sector.

You need to be working in an appropriate role in the sector

The qualification is designed specifically for those working in residential childcare and is applicable to a variety of roles, for example: 

  • Residential Childcare Worker
  • Support Worker – Residential Childcare
  • Residential Childcare Officer
  • Childcare Practitioner

To achieve the BIIAB Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England), learners must gain a total of 61 credits from mandatory and optional units. Optional units will depend on your job role.  

You will be supported on a one-to-one basis by your assessor and this will entail a combination of face-to-face and remote contact.

There are no special requirements.

You will produce a portfolio of evidence and will be assessed in a variety of ways including written tasks, reflection accounts and workplace observations.

Achievement of the qualification offers opportunities for progression, including to the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services

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Course Information Last Updated On: February 15, 2024 3:23 pm