Residential Childcare Level 3

CYPW - Residential Childcare Level 3

This qualification has been developed as part of the reform of residential childcare and is intended to develop the core knowledge and skills of care workers working with children and young people in residential childcare settings. The qualification focuses on achieving positive outcomes for children and young people in areas such as learning, health, relationships and well-being. It also covers the essential topics of child development, safeguarding and protection, and the importance of professional practice. 

This qualification is the required qualification for care workers in residential childcare under the ‘The Children’s Homes (England) Regulations 2015’ which came into effect in April 2015.

Apprenticeship Framework Learning Aims

  • Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare,  
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 2, 
  • Functional Skills English Level 2, 
  • Functional Skills ICT Level 2, 
  • Employment Rights & Responsibilities

Assessment & Training

You will build a portfolio of evidence to meet the course criteria. This evidence can be from reflective accounts of your experience in the workplace, written work, observation by your assessor and witness statements from your work supervisor. Tasks undertaken by apprentices will vary depending on the level and sector in which they are employed. Tasks may include developing working relationships, managing personal or team performance, communication in a business environment, providing reception services, monitor information systems, analyse & present business data and produce business documents.   The functional skills elements of this courses may require you to sit an exam.


This Apprenticeship lasts between 12 and 18 months. Start dates throughout the year

Eligibility for Funding

This qualification can be funded through Apprenticeship funding for all employees aged 16 and over.   

Employers who pay into the Apprenticeship Levy can use their levy pot to fund the fully costs of this qualification if they have the funds available.   

Co-financed options are available and the employer contribution is £250.   

Small employers do not need to contribute to the cost of Apprenticeship training.   

For futher details please visit our Apprenticeship Funding page.

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