Diploma in Residential Childcare


This qualification develops the knowledge and skills of care workers working with children and young people in residential childcare settings. This qualification focuses on achieving positive outcomes for children and young people in areas such as learning, health, relationships and well-being.

Qualification Aim

The aim of this qualification is 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.

This qualification specifically aims to:

Develop/expand candidates’ understanding of working or leading within a children and/or young peoples’ residential setting

Develop candidates’ skills and competence in working or leading within a children and/or young peoples’ residential setting This will give candidates the opportunity to:

  • Achieve a nationally recognised qualification valued by employers
  • Prepare for employment in a specific occupational sector

Qualification Number: 601/5383/0

Entry Code: 10405

Entry Requirements

This qualification is available to anyone who is capable of reaching the required standards. It has been developed free from any barriers that restrict access or progression thereby promoting equal opportunities.
All centre staff involved in the assessment or delivery of this qualification should understand the requirements of the qualification and match them to the needs and capabilities of individual candidates before entering them as candidates for this qualification.
There are no formal requirements for entry to this qualification.

What Can I Do Next?

Successful students can progress into work across a wide range of business- or management-based careers. Further study options include progressing into HNC/HND then University degree
For more information on how you can kick start your career, please visit the National Careers Service

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