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CYPW – Residential Childcare Level 3

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Residential Childcare apprenticeship prepares learners to become residential childcare workers, enabling the development of the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people in a residential childcare setting, including an understanding of child and young person development.

The qualification enables the learner to gain essential skills and knowledge to support children and young people in residential childcare settings, including: wellbeing and resilience, positive relationships and attachments, health and safety, sexual exploitation, communication, positive behaviour and positive outcomes.

It also offers the learner the opportunity to cover optional topics which are particularly suited to specific residential childcare and respite care settings.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

This qualification requires you to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to work in residential childcare.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

As part of the apprenticeship you will complete a Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare. You will be required to complete units in the following areas:

  • 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

WHERE DO I STUDY?

You will work towards the qualification in the workplace.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

This qualification will take 12 – 18 months to complete.

WHAT DOES THE COURSE LEAD TO?

This apprenticeship provides an ideal entry into the occupation and supports progression within the sector. Apprentices, with support and opportunities in the workplace, can progress onto:

  • registered residential childcare managers, deputies and assistant managers
  • managers, deputy and assistant managers in other adult or children and young people’s social care settings
  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England), or a Foundation Degree in a related discipline

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task.


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