Practical Cleaning Skills (Awards) (7139)

Last Updated: 03 Nov 2016
These cleaning qualifications will help professional cleaners work safely and effectively and provide a high quality service. They are small, award size qualifications at Entry 3, Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 of a practical nature and they cover a variety of tasks relevant to modern cleaning operations. They cover a variety of different areas/tasks such as cleaning bathrooms, washrooms and kitchens, buffering floors, housekeeping and cleaning hazardous items.  You can choose a qualification in a specific area of cleaning to suit your requirements, or a range of qualifications that cover different areas. 
These qualifications are aimed at those working, or looking for work, as a professional cleaner, and for organisations that wish to improve the standard of their cleaning operations.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

When studying the course you will learn how to complete the tasks to a high standard and become competent in the specific area that you are studying.  You will also learn some of the knowledge and understanding around the task.  Once you are confident that you have this knowledge and practical competence you will complete a practical assessment that is specified by City & Guilds in the assignment guide and assessed by an assessor where you complete your assessment. You may also get asked some questions around the underpinning knowledge to the practical assessment.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can lead to careers in professional cleaning, either working for another organisation or self employed.  It can cover a range of roles, such as working as a housekeeper, working in private homes, or working in commercial  premises such as hotels or local office businesses.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you need staff who are occupationally competent or technically knowledge in the areas that they are teaching and assessing.  You must also provide sufficient resources to be able to assess the learners for the specified tasks in a practical environment.  Simulated working environments are acceptable provided there is sufficient space to complete the task.  Any equipment, systems and machinery used must meet relevant industry standards.

Entry 3

Entry 3 is ideal if you do not have any previous or limited experience in the workplace or in your chosen subject, and you do not feel confident about your learning and abilities, then this level is a good place to start.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can lead to careers in professional cleaning in organisations such as hotels, public services and households.

Entry Level 3 Award in Practical Cleaning Skills (7139-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 May 2017

Entry Level 3 Award in Practical Cleaning Skills (Clean and maintain bathrooms)

  • Accreditation No: 600/5215/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 3 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 24 - 24 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Entry Level 3 Award in Practical Cleaning Skills (Prepare and clean interior walls and windows)

  • Accreditation No: 600/5219/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 3 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 24 - 24 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Entry Level 3 Award in Practical Cleaning Skills (Prepare and clean furniture fixtures and fittings)

  • Accreditation No: 600/5233/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 3 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 24 - 24 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Entry Level 3 Award in Practical Cleaning Skills (Prepare, Dry Sweep and Damp Mop Floor surfaces)

  • Accreditation No: 600/5235/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 3 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 21 - 21 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Entry Level 3 Award in Practical Cleaning Skills (Clean and maintain washrooms)

  • Accreditation No: 600/5236/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 3 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 24 - 24 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Entry Level 3 Award in Practical Cleaning Skills (Prepare and suction clean floor surfaces)

  • Accreditation No: 600/5237/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 2 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 16 - 16 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1

Level 1 builds upon your introductory knowledge and experience, allowing you to develop your skills more fully.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can lead to careers in professional cleaning in organisations such as schools, leisure centres, hotels and restaurants.

Level 1 Award in Practical Cleaning Skills (7139-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 May 2017

Level 1 Award in Practical Cleaning Skills (Prepare, spray clean and buff floor surfaces)

  • Accreditation No: 600/5218/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 3 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 24 - 24 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/05/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Award in Practical Cleaning Skills (Prepare and clean hard floor surfaces using machinery)

  • Accreditation No: 600/5234/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 3 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 22 - 22 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/04/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Award in Practical Cleaning Skills (Clean and dispose of bodily fluids, spillages and hazardous items)

  • Accreditation No: 600/5443/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 2 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 18 - 18 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/05/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Award in Practical Cleaning Skills (Prepare and clean refuse chutes)

  • Accreditation No: 600/8305/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 3 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 24 - 24 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Award in Practical Cleaning Skills (Prepare, clean and service guestrooms and public areas)

  • Accreditation No: 600/8581/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 4 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 25 - 25 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Award in Practical Cleaning Skills (Prepare and clean a food area and appliances)

  • Accreditation No: 600/8582/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 3 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 24 - 24 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2

Level 2 builds upon your knowledge and experience, allowing you to develop your skills more fully.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can lead to careers in professional cleaning in organisations such as schools, leisure centres, hotels and restaurants.

Level 2 Award in Practical Cleaning Skills (7139-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2016

Level 2 Award in Practical Cleaning Skills (Prepare, strip and apply emulsion floor polish)

  • Accreditation No: 600/8309/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 4 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 26 - 26 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Practical Cleaning Skills (Green cleaning methods and practices)

  • Accreditation No: 601/0768/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 3 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 18 - 18 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Practical Cleaning Skills (Prepare and pressure clean porous or non-porous surfaces)

  • Accreditation No: 601/0769/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 3 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 11 - 11 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/09/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Practical Cleaning Skills (Prepare and deep clean carpets)

  • Accreditation No: 601/0774/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 3 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 23 - 23 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Practical Cleaning Skills (Prepare and carry out cosmetic cleaning of carpets)

  • Accreditation No: 601/1019/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 3 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 16 - 16 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Certificate in Practical Cleaning Skills (7139-13)

Last Registration Date: 30 Apr 2017

Level 2 Certificate in Practical Cleaning Skills

  • Accreditation No: 601/4264/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 15 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 89 - 116 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/04/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

Level 3 builds upon the skills and knowledge learnt at levels 1 and 2, and gives learners an introduction into supervising others and gaining skills such as team leading, training cleaning operatives and auditing processes.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can lead to supervisory careers in professional cleaning in organisations such as schools, leisure centres, hotels and restaurants.

Level 3 Award in Practical Cleaning Skills (7139-04)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2018

Level 3 Award in Practical Cleaning Skills (Training of cleaning operatives)

  • Accreditation No: 601/0735/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 3 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 18 - 18 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Award in Practical Cleaning Skills (Introduction to Team Leading)

  • Accreditation No: 601/0736/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 3 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 15 - 15 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/09/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Award in Practical Cleaning Skills (Conduct auditing processes in cleaning)

  • Accreditation No: 601/0775/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 3 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 25 - 25 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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