A Residential Childcare apprentice will be responsible for planning daily routines, implementing activities and providing general care for the individuals within a residential setting. Maturity, resilience and initiative are key in this role as they will be instrumental in the development of life skills and education.



This is a Level 3 apprenticeship.


Typically, 12-18 months.

Entry requirements

Apprentices should be at least 18 years old and have an interest in working in the childcare profession.


Blue tick bullet In addition to their apprenticeship, apprentices will achieve their Level 2 functional skills in English, Maths and ICT

Blue tick bullet Employer Rights and Responsibilities, Personal Learning and Thinking Skills also form part of this apprenticeship

Programme overview

Blue tick bullet Learning module include topics such as: Understanding the Development of Children, Safeguarding and Protection, Supporting Children who have Experienced Harm or Abuse, Risk Management, Support Group Living, Wellbeing and Resilience, Managing Health, Professional Development, Diversity and Equality, Participate in Team

Blue tick bullet Dedicated skills coach to support apprentices throughout their entire learner journey

Blue tick bullet Regular remote sessions using Microsoft Teams

Blue tick bullet Flexible and innovative training methods geared to different learning styles

Blue tick bullet 24/7 access to digital learning content, ensuring apprentices have everything they need to support and accelerate learning

Blue tick bullet Free NUS Apprentice Extra card, allowing apprentices to access discounts on the high street and on other well-known brands

Progression opportunities

Upon completion, apprentices can progress onto the Level 3 ILM in leadership and management, or progress into employment in residential or short stay childcare where they can become a team or shift leader.

Funding and financial support

Employers paying the Apprenticeship Levy can use their funds to cover the cost of apprenticeship training while a range of government funding is available for non-levy organisations. Other financial support is available for employers and apprentices depending on circumstances. 

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