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Residential Childcare Diploma - Funded Childcare Qualifications

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Diploma for Residential Childcare (England)

Assessment Requirements

Portfolio of Evidence

This qualification is internally assessed and internally quality assured by Centre staff and externally quality assured by Innovate Awarding External Quality Advisors (EQAs).

Aims and Objectives of the Qualification

The aim of this qualification is to improve the quality of care provided to vulnerable children and young people in residential care by guiding and assessing the development of knowledge and skills and to confirm competence.

Entry Guidance

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, learners must be at least eighteen years of age.

This qualification is suitable for those who work within the residential childcare sector. It provides learners with an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and competence to work with children in residential settings.

Progression Opportunities

This qualification provides learners with an opportunity to demonstrate their experience in roles such as a home care supervisor, care supervisor, deputy supervisor or scheme supervisor. This qualification will be the accepted qualification for registration and regulation where appropriate and can demonstrate continuing professional development.

Learners may choose to progress to the following qualification:

  • IAO Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England)


For details on eligibility for government funding please refer to the following websites:




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