Free if you meet the eligibility criteria (click here for details) and if you complete the course (click here for details of our terms and conditions)
With a UK industry turnover estimated at £4.7 billion in 2011, cleaning is one of the largest business sectors in the UK. It underpins many aspects of life today and is essential for the prevention of disease and spread of infection. People actively seek out clean, safe and comfortable environments, so having a highly skilled cleaning workforce is essential.
Who is the course suitable for?
This course is ideal for anyone with an interest in the processes of cleaning both domestically and within the industry.
Gaining an understanding of the basic principles of cleanliness and hygiene can allow you to make informed cleaning decisions and enable you to open doors to a new career or progress within a current role.
You do not need to have any formal qualifications in order to follow this course, but you will need to demonstrate commitment and motivation to work through the specially prepared distance-learning materials.
How is the course delivered?
Candidates work through the course materials for the programme at a place convenient to them, so there is no need to attend the college to gain the qualification. The learning materials contain the knowledge needed to meet the assessment requirements of the course and activities to allow candidates to practice their skills and test their learning. Assessment is
based on a combination of knowledge and skills learned on the programme. Learners should complete the course within 16 weeks.
The course consists of four modules:
• Module A: Dealing with Routine and Non-routine Waste
• Module B: Health and Safety for the Cleaning and Support Services Industry
• Module C: Working with Customers and Others in the Cleaning and Support Services Industry
• Module D: Cleaning of Interiors and Washrooms
By undertaking this programme, candidates will be able to further their own continuous professional development, which may improve their career prospects, or progress on to further qualifications such as Infection Control.