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York College

This qualification will develop the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people in a residential childcare setting.

Entry Requirements

You must be 18+. Learners will also need to be working or volunteering in a residential childcare setting.

Dates and Times

18th September 2017 - 25th June 2018

Time: 17.30pm - 20.30pm

Day: Mondays

Course Content

The course will cover units such as:

  • Safeguarding
  • Risk management
  • Supporting children who have experienced harm/abuse
  • Supporting development of socially aware behaviour
  • Supporting attachment and positive relationships
  • Supporting well-being and resilience


Learners could progress onto a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare or a Foundation Degree in a related discipline.

You could progress to the following job roles and responsibilities:

  • Residential childcare worker
  • Registered residential childcare manager
  • Deputy/assistant manager in other adult or children and young people’s social care settings

Course Fees

Courses costing more than £100 can usually be paid for in instalments. Please contact the College for details.

How to Apply

Applications should be made to the College and you may be required to have an interview. Once applications open, you can apply online on the web page of your chosen course, collect an application form from the College, or request a paper or PDF copy from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 01904 770400.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email or call (01904) 770400.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


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