Course Information

Who is the course for?

The L5 Diploma in Residential Childcare is specifically designed for learners (adults) who are working in residential care with children, in a managerial role.  The qualification is designed to build the confidence and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 19 years.  It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas at a senior level.

What does the course involve?

The course involves completing mandatory and optional units which cover knowledge and competencies. The knowledge element is completed through assignments, questions, case studies, projects and professional discussion.  The competencies are covered through direct observationreflective accounts and/or expert witness testimony within the workplace.

What makes this course special?

This course is delivered in the work setting by a Trainer/Assessor and carries a 65 credit point achievement.  It is the recognised qualification for those working within residential childcare by Ofsted and is a flexible way of recognising and rewarding skills carried out on a daily basis within the work setting.  

Placements/Work Placements

There is a requirement that the learner is employed in the setting as this is a work-based/vocational qualification.

Further Information