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This course is designed to help you upskill and gain employment in the Residential Childcare industry. We will help you take your first steps into this specialist world, looking at safeguarding, behaviour, and the legislation that guides those who work with vulnerable children and young people.
You will undertake classroom taught sessions around these subjects, complete workbooks, and present back to your classmates about the subjects you have undertaken.
You will need to attend the course for two weeks, for eight sessions, taking place from Monday to Thursday, 10am to 3pm.
To study this course you must:
Be 21 or over
Enjoy working with children/young people
Have a commitment to study (attendance, punctuality & behaviour)
Be able to work independently
Have good interpersonal skills
Be able to present to a small group
Sessions on this course include:
Introduction to residential childcare
Behaviour and how you can support yourself
Understanding how to handle information in social care settings
Legislation in residential childcare (quality standards and regulations)
Question and answer session with staff who work in the residential sector
Child development and cognitive development
Interview skills and interview practice
Rights and responsibilities in the workplace
If you successfully complete the course you will achieve a Certificate in Work Preparation (Acentis) and a Lancaster & Morecambe College/Residential Child Care Forum certificate in Residential Childcare.
Throughout the course you will benefit from delivery from trainers who have worked in the industry and so can give you an insight into their experiences. You will also have the opportunity for a question and answer session with current staff members employed in the residential sector. They will be able to give you a ‘real time’ insight into the industry, its challenges, and how they have adapted to overcome these.
At the end of the course, if successful, you will be able to present your CV to a number of local residential providers who could offer you an interview for a role within their provision.
This course costs £0.00, including exam fees.
You may be eligible for free study if you are 23 or under and this is your first full Level 2 or 3 course. Alternatively, if you are unemployed, receiving an eligible benefit, and taking the course to help you find employment.
You may also be entitled to additional financial support including course materials, uniforms, and childcare expenses depending upon your individual circumstances. Read more about Financial Support for adults.
If you would like to apply for this course, please click 'Apply' in the top right, follow the steps, and our Admissions Team will be in touch with you.
For more information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Course code: B35912-S01
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