Residential Childcare (England) (4340)

Last Updated: 11 Jun 2021
The Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) and the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) are 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. 

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 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 Dec 2023

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: 610 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 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 Dec 2023

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: 610 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 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 Dec 2023

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: 650 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 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 Dec 2023

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: 650 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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Interested in delivering this qualification?

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