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Cleaning and Environmental Services

Course title: Cleaning and Environmental Services Course level: Level 2
Qualification: Intermediate Level Apprenticeship Awarding body: City & Guilds of London Institute
UCAS code: Not applicable Academic year: 2018 - 2019
Course delivery: Full-time Course length: 18 months
Venue: Employer Premises


Cleaning and Environmental Service professionals make a difference to all our lives, although the work often goes ‘unseen’.

Cleaners ensure that the places we work in and the public places we use are attractive, safe and hygienic.

Apprentices could work in a variety of settings such as hospitals, schools, factories, state of the art offices and shopping centres.

Cleaning and Environmental Services Apprenticeships provide learners with skills to progress within cleaning roles.

Areas covered include cleaning confined spaces and specialist machinery, controlling the spread of infection to working effectively with others.

Support will be offered to find your apprenticeship.

Modules and units

  • Reduce the risks to Health and Safety in the workplace
  • Communicate effectively in the workplace
  • Develop yourself in your job role
  • Clean and Maintain internal surfaces and areas
  • Deal with routine and non-routine waste
  • Clean washrooms and replenish supplies

Other units dependant on job role in the workplace.

Entry requirements

  • GCSE English grade D/5 (or equivalent
  • GCSE Maths grade D/5 (or equivalent
  • College interview

Applicants who do not meet the exact entry requirements may also be considered.

Applicants who have not achieved at least a grade C/4 in English and maths will continue to study these subjects alongside their chosen college course.

Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

The nine national outcomes for the employee rights and responsibilities (ERR) will be met by the completion of a checklist at induction to the programme.

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

This framework includes the mapping of Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) which have been mapped to the mandatory units of the knowledge and competence qualification. They are:

  • Independent enquirers
  • Creative thinkers
  • Reflective learners
  • Team workers
  • Self-managers
  • Effective participators

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through onsite visits and reviews.

Qualifications achieved

  • Certificate in Cleaning and Support Service
  • Skills Level 2
  • Certificate in Cleaning Principles Level 2
  • Maths Functional Skills Level 1
  • English Functional Skills Level 1
  • ERR
  • PLTS

Progression and employment

Possible progression opportunities are:

  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Cleaning Supervision
  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Facilities Management
  • Qualifications in Team Leading
  • Progression to team leader, supervisor roles
  • Into higher level management positions, managing several contracts and a large number of staff.

Possible employment outcomes: 

  • Cleaning Operative
  • Hygiene Operative
  • Food Premises Cleaner
  • Window Cleaner
  • Specialist Cleaner
  • Caretaker
  • Street Cleaning Operatives
  • Specialist Carpet & Floor Cleaners

How do I apply?

You can apply online (see apply now button), call 01254 354354 or pop into our College to collect an application form.

Additional and key information

For more information, or an informal discussion about your needs, please contact Lauren Thomas:

Call: 01254 354220

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