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Child Fostering Course Level 3

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Course Overview

Take steps to become a certified Foster Carer with the Child Fostering Course Level 3, and learn how to provide support and nurture the development of vulnerable children and young people in a care setting. This course is for those who are new to foster care work, as well as those who are considering fostering a child.

In this course, you will start by familiarising with foster care laws in the UK and the history of foster care. You will then learn about the challenges faced by foster parents and the steps involved in becoming a foster parent. The course also explores the different types of foster care and the adoptive family support system.

Throughout the many case studies in this course, you will develop your understanding of the benefits and effects of foster care on children, and how to deal with children with psychological trauma caused by adverse childhood experiences. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn about the history of child fostering and the role of a fosterer
  • Familiarise with child fostering laws and code of practice in the UK
  • Explore the common challenges faced by foster parents
  • Understand the process to become a foster parent in the UK
  • Develop your understanding of the different types of foster care
  • Understand the role of the foster family support system
  • Explore the benefits of becoming a foster child carer
  • Understand the physical and mental benefits for young people in foster care
  • Broaden your understanding of sexual exploitation in foster care
  • Gain the practical skills to deal with children with psychological trauma

Who is This Course for?

This course is ideal for those who want to work in foster care and wish to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to fast track their career. The course is also suitable for those who are considering becoming foster parents and want to learn about child fostering laws in the UK. Those who have studied the level 2 course will also benefit from this course.


Our Child Fostering Course Level 3 is fully compatible with any kind of device. Whether you are using Windows computer, Mac, smartphones or tablets, you will get the same experience while learning. Besides that, you will be able to access the course with any kind of internet connection from anywhere at any time without any kind of limitation.

Assessment and Certification 

Upon completion of the course, you will be required to sit for an online multiple-choice quiz based assessment, which will determine whether you have passed the course (60% pass mark). The test will be marked immediately and results will be published instantly.

After completing the course, you can order a certificate of achievement to display your achievement for as little as £3.99 for the PDF version and £7.99 for a paper version or £10 for both. There is an additional £10 delivery charge for international students.

Career Path

On successful completion, learners will have comprehensive knowledge of child fostering in the UK and will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to kickstart a career in the following roles:

  • Fostering Social Worker
  • Foster Carer
  • Fostering Support Worker
  • Fostering Placements Practitioner
  • Fostering Service Manager

Course Curriculum

Child Fostering
Module 1: Child Fostering and Its History 00:05:00
Module 2: Child Fostering Laws in UK 00:30:00
Module 3: Challenges Faced by Foster Parents 00:15:00
Module 4: How to Become a Foster Parent 00:10:00
Module 5: Types of Foster Care 00:05:00
Module 6: Psychological Trauma in Foster Child 00:20:00
Module 7: Foster Family Support System 00:20:00
Module 8: Benefits for Foster Child Carer 00:15:00
Module 9: Outcomes for Children and Young People in Foster Care 01:10:00
Module 10: Children Sexually Exploitation in Foster Care (CSE) 00:30:00
Module 11: Impact of the Funding Cuts on Foster Care 00:30:00
Module 12: Recruiting, Retaining and Supporting the Foster Care Workforce 00:45:00

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