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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England)



The NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) is a qualification designed for those who work or wish to work in a residential childcare setting. This course provides the knowledge and practical skills required to work effectively with children and young people in a residential care environment.

The qualification is accredited by NCFE CACHE, a leading provider of qualifications in the UK, and is recognised by Ofqual, ensuring that learners gain a qualification that is highly regarded by employers in the residential childcare sector.

During the course, you will learn about the key principles and practices in residential childcare, including safeguarding, communication, health and safety, and supporting the development of children and young people. You will also have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through practical assessments in a real work environment.


What does it cover?

This course is offered through a combination of face-to-face tutor-led sessions and online learning. You will have access to a dedicated tutor who will provide support and guidance throughout your studies. You will also have access to a range of learning resources, including online study materials and assessment tools.

The course is designed to be flexible, allowing you to fit your studies around your work and other commitments. You will be required to complete a minimum of 61 credits, which includes 50 credits from the mandatory units and a further 11 credits from the optional units.

What topics are covered on the course: The course covers a range of topics, including:

  • Safeguarding and child protection in residential childcare
  • Health and safety in a residential childcare setting
  • Supporting the development of children and young people in residential care
  • Partnership working in residential childcare

These topics are covered in depth, with a focus on developing practical skills that can be applied in the workplace. The course also includes opportunities for work-based learning, where you will be able to apply your learning in a real work environment.

Enrol today and take the first step towards a rewarding career in residential childcare.


How to enrol?

To enrol onto this course, either click apply and complete the form, or find out more on what options are available to finance the course.

This course can be paid for in 12x interest free instalments of £45 per month with a £107.92 deposit.

We have flexible instalment options or you can pay the full course fee upfront of £648 inc. VAT

Once you’ve completed the online form, our enrolment team will be in contact to discuss next steps and how to continue your enrolment.

When completing the tasks, I have been able to reflect on practice or the knowledge I have gained from the unit, I have been able to support the young person where possible. I feel I have developed confidence skills as I have previously struggled with education, and I have felt more confident with my social skills and meeting new people.

Craig, Level 3 Residential Childcare Learner