Crossfields Institute Level 4 Certificate in Therapeutic Child Care

Qualification title

Crossfields Institute Level 4 Certificate in Therapeutic Child Care


This qualification was developed in response to the training needs of residential care staff where it was felt the existing mandatory qualification, the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care, was not sufficient in enabling staff to meet the complex needs of the children and young people in their care. Thus, this qualification will cover the mandatory requirements but exceeds these adding additional relevant learning opportunities for learners.

Key features

Entry requirements

Guided learning hours


Total qualification time


Study method

Blended, full or part time, face-to-face and distance learning as well as independent study.

How long does it take?

9-12 months part-time recommended. The programme should be completed in a maximum of 24 months following registration. 


Assessment is an ongoing process that is initiated in the earliest stages of the qualification and recorded in a portfolio of evidence. At the core of the process is observation of practice by experienced tutors, written assignments and reflective practice. Formal assessment may be supported by peer observation or feedback as witness testimony.

Qualification specification

Please click here for the qualification specification


If you are interested in registering for this course, please visit The Mulberry Bush website

Centres (Training Providers)

If you are interested in running this course as part of your curriculum, please contact us.

Registration fee for Centres from 1st September 2023

£210 per learner