Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare

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Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare:

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (QCF)

Awarding Body: City and Guilds

Study Type: Part Time Study, Distance Learning

Entry Requirements: No formal requirements

Can be completed in just 4 - 6 months.

This course can be purchased on a payment plan and paid over 12 months.*

The Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) is specifically designed for learners wanting to work in residential care with children in a care role. New residential care workers will need to achieve the qualification within two years from employment.

You will be part of our newly developed Online Learner Management System which has been designed to ensure you receive quick responses to your work submissions and requests for support from one of our dedicated assessors or mentors. Our learner management system will help you to keep track of all of your assignments and clearly outlines through a progress bar how much you have remaining to complete your course. Our assessors will be happy to guide you to resources which will help you to gain a more thorough understanding of your assignments and ensure you complete your course with as much ease as possible.

Throughout your course, you will be assessed through a variety of methods to help you complete the course as quickly and easily as possible. Some of the assessment methods you can expect will be completing written assignments of work that has been given to you, having a manager or colleague complete a witness testimony of tasks completed in a workplace, direct observation of you carrying out work-related tasks, professional discussions over the phone and supplying us with work product evidence.


Learners may progress onto the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare.

This qualification will be the accepted qualification for registration and regulation where appropriate and can demonstrate continuing professional development.

Career Pathways

Successful learners will be able to work as a care/support worker in a residential childcare setting.

Additional entry requirements

Learners must ensure that they have the potential and opportunity to gain the qualifications successfully. The Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare is not approved for learners under 18 years of age.

Awarding body

City & Guilds

Course info


NVQ Level 3 and relevant components

Study Hours:

Variable - to suit the learner


BeginnerIntermediate Advanced

Virtual help:

No attendance for this course

Course type:

This is a distance learning course

Total time for completion:

12 months

per course

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