Diplomas in Residential Childcare (England) (4340)

Last Updated: 18 Feb 2015
The Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) and the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) are new qualifications designed to support learners who want to work in a care or management role in residential childcare and who have not previously achieved an existing relevant qualification. From 05 January 2015 learners who want to work in residential childcare will need to register on one of these two Diplomas. 
Learners currently registered on the Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce ( Social Care pathway) and the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services ( residential management pathway) should continue with their qualifications. There is no need for them to switch to the new qualifications. 
Providers currently offering the Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce ( Social Care pathway) and the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services ( residential management pathway) will be automatically approved to offer the new qualifications.
These qualifications are aimed at those wanting to work in residential childcare in England, in either a care or management role.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

Please see handbook for information.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These are the required qualifications for working in residential childcare in England, in a care or management role.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

Please see structure and handbook for information.

Level 3

The Level 3 Diploma is the required qualification for learners wanting to work in Residential Childcare.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Residential Childcare worker.

Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) (4340-31)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019

Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England)

  • Accreditation No: 601/5268/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 61 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 460 - 477 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England)

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 61 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 460 - 477 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) (unit route) (4340-81)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019

Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England)

  • Accreditation No: 601/5268/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 61 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 460 - 477 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England)

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 61 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 460 - 477 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 5

The Level 5 Diploma is the required qualification for learners wanting to work in Residential Childcare in a management role.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Manager in Residential Childcare.

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) (4340-51)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England)

  • Accreditation No: 601/5267/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 65 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 488 - 505 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England)

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 65 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 488 - 505 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) (unit route) (4340-91)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England)

  • Accreditation No: 601/5267/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 65 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 488 - 505 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England)

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 65 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 488 - 505 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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