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Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare

The Learning Station
Course summary
12 months
1,728 GBP
Part time
Online courses
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Course description

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.

Suitability - Who should attend?

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.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Awarding Body: City and Guilds

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The Learning Station “The illiterate of the future will not be those that cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn" – Alvin Toffler Welcome to“The Learning Station” the training centre of the future, the company established...

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439 Green Lanes Haringey
N4 1HA London

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Average rating 5

Based on 3 reviews.

Rebecca K.
Sadaf has been a great Tutor and has been very quick to assist me when I needed it. Sadaf has also liaised with my manage in a very prompt way, making the completion of my course very smooth Using distance learning via The Learning Station, is great as you can fit it around work and home life. Although some call centre staff need to work on t...
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Jacqueline W.
very good course, lots of content that is work related, support is always available when needed
Vera F.
Purchased a number of child care courses for me and my colleagues. Great communication from all of the team, the assessors were very knowledgeable. I highly recommend them.
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