Cleaning Principles (7695)

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2016
Learn the best techniques for specific cleaning tasks with an Award, Certificate or Diploma in Cleaning Principles.

You can choose the cleaning skills you want to focus on - there are topics ranging from operating mechanical street cleaners to cleaning safely at heights. And with the Certificate and Diploma in Cleaning Principles, you can get a great introduction to fundamental cleaning skills as well.
These qualifications are for anyone working in cleaning or those looking for their first cleaning job.

You don't need any previous experience or prior qualifications. For some of the awards, there may be a minimum age requirement depending on the equipment used. For example, you must be at least 21 to get a licence for some driver-controlled mechanical sweepers.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

The qualification covers subjects such as:

  • Dealing with routine and non-routine waste
  • Health and Safety for the cleaning and support services industry
  • Working with customers and others in the cleaning and support services industry.

For an Award in Cleaning Principles, you will learn with your training provider through practical sessions. You will then demonstrate what you've learned by completing assignments. For the core units of the Certificate in Cleaning Principles you will be assessed using multiple choice tests. All other units are assessed using practical assignments.

Is this level right for me?

Level 2
You work or would like to work in the cleaning industry. You want to learn a specialist skill like cleaning washrooms, food areas or streets or get a broader overview of cleaning principles.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

An Award, Certificate or Diploma in Cleaning Principles can help you land your first job in the cleaning industry.

If you're already working in the industry, this qualification is a good way to move to specialised cleaning.

You can increase your skills and potential by moving from the Award to Certificate or Diploma in Cleaning Principles.

If you'd like to advance your career through further training, you could also move on to these qualifications: Level 2 award, certificate or diploma in Cleaning and Support Services, Level 2 certificate in Local Environmental Services, Level 3 diploma in Cleaning Supervision.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver the Award/Certificate in Cleaning Principles, you'll need to provide your learners with a suitable learning environment and the resources they need to complete the practical aspects of the qualification.

You will need qualified internal assessors.

You will need to provide learners with sufficient cleaning equipment, either at the centre or at the learner's workplace, to allow them to meet the demands of the practical activities.

 You can get fast-track approval if you offer:

  • Level 2 NVQ in Cleaning and Support Services (7698-02, -92)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Cleaning Science (7643-02, -03).

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Anyone can take this qualification, but there are some age restrictions depending on the equipment used - for example, you must be at least 21 to get a licence for some driver-controlled mechanical sweepers.

Level 2

This will suit you if you work, or would like to work, in the cleaning industry. You want to learn a specialist skill such as cleaning washrooms, food areas or streets, or get a broader overview of cleaning principles.

You can choose to do either an Award, Certificate or Diploma in Cleaning Principles.

An Award in Cleaning Principles is a single-unit qualification covering one specific cleaning skill, such as working at heights or cleaning buses and trains. For a full list of awards to choose from, see the centre documents section.

The Certificate in Cleaning Principles covers one specialist cleaning skill plus general cleaning skills, health and safety and working with customers. Core units are:

  • Dealing with routine and non-routine waste
  • Health and Safety for the cleaning and support services industry
  • Working with customers and others in the cleaning and support services industry.

Specialist units include:

  • Cleaning of confined spaces
  • Cleaning of food areas
  • Cleaning of high risk areas (controlled environments)
  • Mechanical street cleaning.

You may have taken one or more of these units as part of another qualification, including the Award in Cleaning Principles. These can count towards the certificate as long as you took them within the past three years.

The Diploma in Cleaning Principles consists of the same three core units, plus at least 27 credits from the specialist group of units. For a full list of units, see the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

An Award, Certificate or Diploma in Cleaning Principles can help you land your first job in the cleaning industry.

If you're already working in the industry, this qualification is a good way to move to specialised cleaning.

You can increase your skills and potential by moving from the Award to Certificate or Diploma in Cleaning Principles.

If you'd like to advance your career through further training, you could also move on to these qualifications: Level 2 award, certificate or diploma in Cleaning and Support Services, Level 2 certificate in Local Environmental Services, Level 3 diploma in Cleaning Supervision.

Level 2 Award in Cleaning Principles (7695-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2017 Supportive services: SmartScreen

Level 2 Award in Cleaning Principles (Interiors and Washrooms)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5869/1 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: 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: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Cleaning Principles (External Surfaces and Areas)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5870/8 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: 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: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Cleaning Principles (Confined Spaces)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5896/4 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: 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: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Cleaning Principles (High Risk Areas; Controlled Environments)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5897/6 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: 4 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 32 - 32 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: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Cleaning Principles (Manual Street Cleaning)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5898/8 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: 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: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Cleaning Principles (Food Areas)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5899/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: 4 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: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Cleaning Principles (Glazed Surfaces and Facades)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5900/2 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: 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: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Cleaning Principles (Deep Cleaning of Internal Equipment, Surfaces and Areas)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5911/7 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: 32 - 32 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: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Cleaning Principles (Mechanical Street Cleaning)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5912/9 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: 4 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 32 - 32 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: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Cleaning Principles (Periodic Cleaning of Soft Floor and Furnishings)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5913/0 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: 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: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Cleaning Principles (Maintenance and Minor Repairs of Property)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5914/2 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: 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: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Cleaning Principles (Specialist Electronic Equipment)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5915/4 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: 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: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Cleaning Principles (Passenger Transport Interiors)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5916/6 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: 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: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Cleaning Principles (Working Safely at Heights)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5917/8 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: 32 - 32 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: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Cleaning Principles (Water-Fed Pole Systems)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5920/8 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: 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: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Cleaning Principles (Periodic Cleaning of Hard and Semi-Hard Floors)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5921/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: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Certificate in Cleaning Principles (7695-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2017 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 2 Certificate in Cleaning Principles

  • Accreditation No: 500/5637/2 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: 13 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 110 - 110 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: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in Cleaning Principles (7695-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2017 Supportive services: SmartScreen

Level 2 Diploma in Cleaning Principles

  • Accreditation No: 500/6678/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 37 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 286 - 294 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: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Cleaning Principles (7695-04)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2017

Level 2 Award in Cleaning Principles

  • Accreditation No: 600/0648/1 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: 10 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 88 - 88 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: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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