Course Age range Comments
1 Preliminary Residential Child Care 16--22 years general education
2 Certificate of Attendance up to 23 years if committed to applying for full time training in 2 years
3 Certificate in Residential Child Care (part time) Senior staff: older entrants for next 5 years one year course taken as 3 years part time
4 Certificate in Residential Child Care (full time 1 year) 18 years and above to be expanded and absorbed into 2 year courses
5 Letter of Recognition 23 years and above field work and residential work (full time two years) - supervised practice later to determine specialism
6 Advanced Holders of 3, 4, 5 managers