This qualification is part of the new children’s homes regulations which came into force in April 2015. This course will enable you to 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. You will also be able 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.
The qualification is aimed at a range of learners who are thinking of working in a residential childcare setting.
|Study Type:||Part Time|
|Academic Level:||Level 3|
|Award:||Residental Childcare: Level 3|
Learners should complete the course within 9 months.
The course provides a broad range of the knowledge and understanding required in residential childcare settings about the development of children and young people. This includes areas such as safeguarding and protecting children and young people in residential childcare settings, risk management in residential childcare and subjects to support the development of socially aware behaviour with children and young people in residential childcare settings.
Candidates work through an online platform, so there is no need to
attend the college to gain the qualification. You will be guided to
obtain the resources that contain the knowledge needed to meet the
assessment requirements of the course and you can also gain further
knowledge through research and practical skills in the workplace.
Assessments are based on knowledge and skills. Learners should complete
the course within 9 months.
Annual Fees: £875
Please note: Fees are for 2020/21 entry and are for home and EU students of all ages. For more information about financial support for students, please click here.
Government Subsidised: NO
Student Loan Available: YES
Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement in a residential childcare setting, as they need to show competence in both knowledge and skills. The learner must live in England and be over 19 years of age. For those learners who have no previous experience of working in residential childcare, it is recommended that 400 hours be spent in a Real Work Environment.
Having successfully achieved this qualification, the learner may wish to progress on to further training, such as courses in leadership and Management in Health and Social Care Level 5.
This Nescot College website describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2020. The web pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.
Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.
All prices quoted may be subject to change and you will be notified of any such change when any offer of a place is made to you by Nescot.
Should you become a student of the College, this notice shall be a term of any contract between you and Nescot. Any offer of a place at the College shall be subject to the student enrolment conditions and the College’s rules and regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the Nescot’s current terms and conditions can be obtained in writing from Nescot, Quality Office, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS.
Last updated - 03/06/20