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Cleaning Principles

This qualification will provide learners with a range of underpinning knowledge in both generic and specialist cleaning principles.

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Fully-funded via the UK Government in the form of the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

  • Free online course

    Fully-funded

  • Course duration

    8-12 weeks average course length

  • Support

    Expert tutor support available

  • Learning Method

    Online learning materials with online assessment

  • Awarding body

    TQUK

Overview of Cleaning Principles

Qualification aims and objectives

This qualification aims to:

  • Provide learners with a range of underpinning knowledge in both generic and specialist cleaning principles
  • Meet the needs of learners who work or want to work in the cleaning sector
 

The objective of this qualification is to help learners to:

  • Develop their knowledge and understanding of the skills required for working in the cleaning sector.

Clean, safe and comfortable environments

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.

Course units

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Cleaning Principles, learners must achieve a minimum of 13 credits.

  • A total of 10 credits from the mandatory units
  • and a minimum of 3 credits from the optional units

Mandatory units

In this unit, learners will develop an understanding of the procedures involved in handling and transferring routine and non-routine waste

In this unit, learners will develop an understanding of the health and safety legislation which applies to the cleaning and support services industry.

They’ll also learn how to work in a safe manner and how to control risks in the workplace.

In this unit, learners will understand how to communicate effectively with customers. They’ll also learn how to meet customers’ needs and how to contribute to effective team working.

Optional units

In this unit, learners will prepare for and carry out the cleaning and maintenance of external surfaces and areas, checking their cleaning and resources afterward.

In this learners, staff will prepare for and carry out cleaning activities in confined spaces, checking their cleaning and resources afterward.

In this unit, learners will prepare for and carry out the cleaning of food areas, checking their cleaning and resources afterward.

In this unit, learners will prepare for and carry out the cleaning of glazed surfaces and facades, checking their cleaning and resources afterward.

In this unit, learners will prepare for and carry out the cleaning of high-risk areas, taking care to prevent the spread of infection. They’ll check their cleaning and resources afterward.

In this unit, staff will prepare for and carry out the cleaning of interiors and washrooms, checking their cleaning and resources afterward.

In this unit, learners will prepare for and carry out the cleaning of specialist electronic equipment, checking their cleaning and resources afterward.

In this unit, learners will prepare for and carry out deep cleaning of internal equipment, surfaces, and areas, checking their cleaning and resources afterward.

In this unit, learners will prepare for and carry out maintenance and minor repairs of property, checking their work and resources afterward.

In this unit, learners will prepare for and carry out manual street cleaning and maintain waste collection points, checking their cleaning and
resources afterward.

In this unit, learners will prepare for and carry out mechanical street cleaning, checking their cleaning and resources afterward.

In this unit, learners will prepare for and carry out the cleaning of hard and semi-hard floors. They’ll apply a protective coating and check their cleaning and resources afterward.

In this unit, learners will prepare for and carry out the cleaning of soft floors and furnishings, checking their cleaning and resources afterward.

In this unit, learners will prepare for and work safely at heights.

In this unit, learners will prepare for and carry out cleaning with water fed pole systems, checking their cleaning and resources afterwards.

In this unit, learners will prepare for and carry out internal valeting of surfaces and furnishings of passenger transport, checking their cleaning and resources afterward.

Get certified

Gain a nationally recognised level 2 accredited certificate.

Qualification benefits

88% of our learners say our courses have equipped them with vital skills to help them progress in their working life.

Build up enough knowledge, skills and confidence to transition into a new career.

Level 2 qualifications are nationally recognised and accredited, giving you the foundations to improve your job prospects.

Course sample

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Eligibility

Been in the UK or EU for three years for purposes other than study.

19+ at the start of the academic year.

  • Not on an apprenticeship.
  • Not completed any part of the course before.
  • 19-23-year-olds must have a level 2 or higher prior to attainment.

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