Residential Childcare - Advanced Apprenticeship

Course Code: WW00011

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Course Overview

This qualification is part of the new children’s homes regulations which came into force in April 2015.  

It has replaced the Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (Social Care Pathway) as the required qualification for those working in children’s homes. All new starts must be registered on the new Residential Childcare qualification from April 2015.

This qualification will develop 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.

Entry Requirements

You should be at least 18 years old.  You may be required by the employer to be DBS cleared in order to work with children and young people.  You will also need to have a good understanding of Maths and English in order to achieve a Level 2 Functional Skill in Maths, English and ICT.

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