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City & Guilds Level 3 RQF (NVQ) Diploma for Residential Childcare (4340-31)

City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) (601/5268/0)

This is one of our most popular Residential Childcare courses. The level 3 diploma is an occupational qualification for learners who work within a Residential Childcare setting in England. The qualification is for workers who have key responsibilities for the delivery of care and support and /or a level of supervision.

This can be credited towards an access to nursing course in most universities.

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This qualification provides an excellent platform for those learners working in a Residential Childcare setting. The Level 3 is a possible progression route for learners moving into supervisory or management role.

Therefore this qualification would suit the following groups of people:

  •  Lead Children Care Worker
  •  Lead Personal Assistant
  •  Key Worker
  •  Senior Care Assistant
  •  Support Worker

This qualification may also suit personal assistants for individuals, or the families of those individuals, who employ them directly, under management supervision. 

Credits for this qualification

To achieve the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) candidates must achieve a minimum of 61 credits. 53 credits must be achieved from 301-316. Candidates must also complete a minimum of 3 units from 317 – 323 to achieve a minimum of 8 credits.

How will the qualification be assessed?

You will build up a portfolio of evidence. This will be in the form of written statements or ‘Reflective Accounts’ along with supporting work products you have produced.

An assessor will visit you in the workplace at some point and undertake observations of you at work. This will be planned in advance in order to cause the minimum disruption to your work routine and to try to capture as much information as possible in one visit.

You may also supply witness testimonies or statements from third parties with whom you work. This may include supervisors or a line manager or other suitably qualified individuals that understand your job role and the standards you have to meet in order to obtain this level of qualification. 

All Assessors are employed by SVT to ensure quality support and delivery


On average most learners will complete in 8 months. Some may take less time depending on their personal circumstances and how much time they have available to dedicate to the course. We will work at a pace that suits you. You will have full uncapped support for 12 months.

What are the progression routes?

On successful completion of this award, you may progress onto the Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children) and other short courses in the social care sector (subject to support by management or in a management role) 

Further Information

You must be in employment in the social care setting. This can be full, part-time or in a voluntary capacity.

Age restrictions

The level 3 Diploma is not approved for those who are under the age of 18.


The cost of the course is £1245.00+VAT. An observation fee is also payable subject to your location. Should you wish to pay in full by card please use code PIF10 for 10% off or call +44 (0)1472 240112. Interest-free payment plans are available to suit all budgets with no credit checks.



What is RQF?

The Qualifications and Credit Framework (RQF Regulated Qualification Framework) is the way of recognising achievement through the awarding of credits for qualifications and individual units and applies to England.
It aims to provide a more flexible route to gaining qualifications and enables progression to be achieved in smaller steps through the accumulation of credit.

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