Diploma In British Cleaning Award Online Course

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Start Your Own Successful Cleaning 

 Whether you want to start your own successful cleaning business or you want to improve your career prospects within the company you currently work for, you will find that the British Cleaning Certificate Award can be a useful step in the right direction.

Introduction to the British Cleaning Certification Award (BCCA)

This industry recognised certification includes twenty two information packed modules that you can learn at your own pace in your own space. This online training takes approximately ten hours to complete with online support that you can rely on and trust.

The course covers the essential things you need to know to boost your career within the British cleaning industry. It provides you with the ability to improve your earning potential.

On completion of the course you will be required to pass a multiple choice test, which covers all the modules you have just completed. On passing, with a pass rate of seventy percent, you will have the ability to download and print your certificate and start using it to improve your cleaning career without delay.

By the end of this course, you will learn :

  • The twenty two modules are overflowing with valuable information that you can use in your cleaning career, this includes:
  • Understand the cleaning industry from career prospects to starting your own cleaning business.
  • Know the different types of cleaning jobs from domestic cleaning to commercial and industrial cleaning. Identify whether it is worthwhile to work for someone or own your own cleaning business.
  • Get to grips with essential cleaning equipment. Know what equipment you will need and how to use it. Also learn how to effectively store cleaning equipment.
  • Learn about chemical safety, including the chemicals you will use on a daily basis. Know the difference between acidic, alkaline and neutral chemicals and what they are used for.
  • Understand the job in detail. This includes working hours, average earnings and working conditions.
  • Learn essential cleaning techniques and expected standards. This includes dusting surfaces, cleaning glass and mirrors, how to clean speciality surfaces and what standards you need to maintain.
  • Know about cleaning products and protective clothing, helping you identify what you should wear to protect your clothes, speciality cleaning products and clothing branding to boost brand visibility.
  • Understand the importance of effective kitchen cleaning. Learn about food safety, how to effectively clean a cooker and a refrigerator and so much more.
  • Identify how to complete commercial kitchen cleaning to the highest standard.
  • Know the best routine to clean a bathroom and toilet area. Learn about the best routines and why you should have colour coded cloths.
  • Understand hospital cleaning from areas you may need to clean to health and safety requirements.
  • Learn how office cleaning differs from residential cleaning and identify various techniques to effectively clean staff toilets.
  • Know what equipment you will need for industrial cleaning, along with the difference between wet and dry industrial vacuum cleaners and how to keep safe when cleaning these environments.
  • Identify with green cleaning solutions from homemade cleaning products to steam cleaning and more.
  • Know the reporting procedures. Reporting procedures include regulation reporting, injury and disease reporting and get to know what an accident book is.
  • Know what it takes to clean outdoor areas. You will learn about planning, preparation, safety and legal requirements.
  • Learn how to deal with non-categorised waste. You will get to know the different types of waste and how to manage the transfer flow of waste to ensure cleanliness at all times.
  • Get to know more about working in confined spaces and why and how to conduct a thorough risk assessment before you begin to ensure your safety.
  • Learn more about running an ironing service and what this entails.
  • Receive valuable information on starting your own cleaning business from what you will need, the benefits and disadvantages and more to help you decide if this is the best choice for you and how to proceed.
  • Learn more about marketing your business, what insurances you will need, tax and more.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of British Cleaning
  2. Comprehensive 26 module Accredited Certificate In British Cleaning  Award Online Course 
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading British Cleaning experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Module 1: Finding Your Career: A Job in the Cleaning Corps

  • To learn why the cleaning sector is a stable business opportunity
  • To learn about the skills you need to become a professional cleaner
  • To learn about the skills you can develop when you become a professional cleaner
  • To learn about the kind of lifestyle you can lead as a professional cleaner

Module 2 : The Different Types of Cleaning Jobs

  • To understand the realm of domestic cleaning
  • To know the difference between commercial cleaning jobs and domestic ones
  • To discover how to become a carpet cleaner
  • To understand the tasks and skills necessary for ironing work

Module 3 : Cleaning Equipment

  • To know the equipment you will need for both domestic and commercial cleaning work
  • To know the equipment you will need to clean windows
  • To know the equipment necessary for carpet cleaning
  • To know the equipment necessary for a successful ironing business

Module 4 : Chemical Safety and Competence

  • To learn about the different types of chemicals you encounter in cleaning
  • To learn the difference between acidic, alkaline and neutral chemicals
  • To understand safety processes when working with chemicals
  • To learn about safe chemical storage

Module 5 : About The Job

  • To learn about the typical working hours and conditions for cleaners
  • To understand how much holiday time you can expect to receive
  • To study an example of a typical day as a cleaner
  • To understand what a typical cleaner can earn

Module 6 : Meeting Clients and Your Behaviour in Clients’ Homes/Workplaces

  • To know how to properly present yourself to your clients
  • To understand how to act professionally in a home
  • To understand how to act professionally in a commercial setting
  • To understand how to communicate with your clients verbally

Module 7 : Keyholding and Alarm Codes for Cleaners

  • To understand proper keyholding practices for you and potential staff
  • To know how to appropriately use security information such as alarm codes
  • To understand the consequences to your business if the security of your client is breached
  • To know how to follow protocol in the case that an employee breaches your rules

Module 8 : Food Kitchen & Cleaning

  • How to clean surfaces
  • What the best way to dust is
  • How to effectively clean glass and mirrors
  • What are the best techniques to clean hardwood flooring

Module 9 : Cleaning Products & Clothing

  • Know which clothing you should wear to keep safe
  • Understand what basic cleaning products you will need as a cleaner
  • Know what specialist equipment you may need for tougher jobs
  • Why you may want to consider branding your clothing

Module 10 : Food Kitchen Cleaning

  • Clean a microwave
  • Know Techniques for cleaning an oven
  • Understand the best way to clean a cooker top (gas & electric)
  • Know how to clean a refrigerator

Module 11 : Commercial Kitchen Cleaning

  • To know how commercial kitchen cleaning differs from domestic
  • To know how to best clean the sinks in commercial kitchens
  • To understand the techniques to clean commercial ovens and steamers, as well as other kitchen equipment such as food trolleys
  • To understand the procedures for cleaning the kitchen sides and preparation areas

Module 12 : Bathrooms & Toilets

  • To learn about what you need to professionally clean a toilet
  • To understand the cleaning routine for a bathroom and toilet
  • To understand why you should use colour coded cloths
  • To learn how to unclog drains

Module 13 : Hospital / Medical practice Cleaning

  • To know which areas of the hospital you will be expected to clean
  • To identify the techniques required to clean hospital wards, corridors and toilets
  • To understand the health and safety requirements for hospital cleaners
  • To know how to find hospital cleaner jobs

Module 14 : Office Cleaning

  • To learn how cleaning offices differs from domestic cleaning
  • To learn how to deal with office rubbish
  • To learn how to clean office desks, lifts and vending areas
  • To learn different techniques for cleaning staff toilets

Module 15: Industrial Cleaning Equipment

  • To know what industrial cleaning equipment is available to you as a cleaning professional for the general workplace, or in a commercial kitchen
  • To understand the difference between wet and dry industrial vacuum cleaners
  • To know what pieces of equipment do not require electricity
  • To know how to appropriately use industrial cleaning equipment

Module 16: Green & Steam Cleaning

  • About home-made green cleaning products
  • How to use green cleaning for antibacterial cleaning
  • The most effective uses of steam cleaning
  • About steam cleaning equipment and attachments

Module 17: Pressure Washing & Machine Sweeping

  • To learn about pressure washing
  • To learn about different kinds of pressure washers
  • To learn about machine sweeping and floor scrubbers
  • To learn about the legal aspects of using heavy equipment

Module 18: Reporting Procedures

  • To understand why reporting procedures are important to a cleaning professional
  • To know what regulations you have to be aware of
  • To understand and know about Reporting of Injuries, Diseases, and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations. (RIDDOR)
  • To be able to identify what an accident book is

Module 19 : Cleaning External Surfaces/Areas

  • To know how to optimise your planning for working outside
  • To understand how to prepare a work schedule and information sheet
  • To understand how to properly manage health and safety standards
  • Know the extra safety precautions that must be taken when using pressure washers for commercial purposes

Module 20 : Dealing with Non-Routine Waste

  • To learn about the different categories of waste
  • To learn about the different types of waste containers
  • To learn about the importance of maintaining cleanliness in waste container holding areas
  • To learn about controlling the transfer flow of waste

Module 21 : Running An Ironing Service

  • To be able to articulate what an ironing service entails
  • To know whether you would be best suited working for yourself or someone else
  • To understand how to iron shirts, trousers and skirts properly
  • To know how to get wrinkles out of fabrics

Module 22 : Starting Your Own Cleaning Business

  • To understand the pros and cons of running a cleaning business
  • To learn about important things that self-employed people should consider
  • To understand whether you should take a hands off approach to running your business
  • To learn about the reasons for and against investing in vehicles and premises

Module 23 : Marketing A Cleaning Business

  • To understand the best methods to advertise your business
  • To know how word of mouth affects your reputation
  • To know the best way to get recommendations through promotions
  • To be able to explain why you should build a website for your business

Module 24 : Taking on Staff

  • To learn about the pros and cons of hiring staff
  • To understand your role in hiring staff
  • To learn about the differences between employees and contractors
  • To learn how to use your employees to grow your business in a positive way

Module 25 : Communication Skills and Dealing with Customer Complaints

  • To identify and practice the appropriate communication skills necessary for a professional appearance
  • To know and understand what bad communication habits are, how you can identify them, and what you need to do instead
  • To know the appropriate protocol to handle complaints from clients and staff, and how to act and behave accordingly
  • To be able to identify when the appropriate time is to let a client go due to their inappropriate behaviour

Module 26 : Business Insurance, Equipment & Tax

  • To understand what insurance you need as a cleaner and where you can find it
  • To learn how much business insurance for cleaners costs
  • To understand how income tax will affect you and your business
  • To learn what business equipment you will need

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

About this Course

Start Your Own Successful Cleaning 

 Whether you want to start your own successful cleaning business or you want to improve your career prospects within the company you currently work for, you will find that the British Cleaning Certificate Award can be a useful step in the right direction.

Introduction to the British Cleaning Certification Award (BCCA)

This industry recognised certification includes twenty two information packed modules that you can learn at your own pace in your own space. This online training takes approximately ten hours to complete with online support that you can rely on and trust.

The course covers the essential things you need to know to boost your career within the British cleaning industry. It provides you with the ability to improve your earning potential.

On completion of the course you will be required to pass a multiple choice test, which covers all the modules you have just completed. On passing, with a pass rate of seventy percent, you will have the ability to download and print your certificate and start using it to improve your cleaning career without delay.

By the end of this course, you will learn :

  • The twenty two modules are overflowing with valuable information that you can use in your cleaning career, this includes:
  • Understand the cleaning industry from career prospects to starting your own cleaning business.
  • Know the different types of cleaning jobs from domestic cleaning to commercial and industrial cleaning. Identify whether it is worthwhile to work for someone or own your own cleaning business.
  • Get to grips with essential cleaning equipment. Know what equipment you will need and how to use it. Also learn how to effectively store cleaning equipment.
  • Learn about chemical safety, including the chemicals you will use on a daily basis. Know the difference between acidic, alkaline and neutral chemicals and what they are used for.
  • Understand the job in detail. This includes working hours, average earnings and working conditions.
  • Learn essential cleaning techniques and expected standards. This includes dusting surfaces, cleaning glass and mirrors, how to clean speciality surfaces and what standards you need to maintain.
  • Know about cleaning products and protective clothing, helping you identify what you should wear to protect your clothes, speciality cleaning products and clothing branding to boost brand visibility.
  • Understand the importance of effective kitchen cleaning. Learn about food safety, how to effectively clean a cooker and a refrigerator and so much more.
  • Identify how to complete commercial kitchen cleaning to the highest standard.
  • Know the best routine to clean a bathroom and toilet area. Learn about the best routines and why you should have colour coded cloths.
  • Understand hospital cleaning from areas you may need to clean to health and safety requirements.
  • Learn how office cleaning differs from residential cleaning and identify various techniques to effectively clean staff toilets.
  • Know what equipment you will need for industrial cleaning, along with the difference between wet and dry industrial vacuum cleaners and how to keep safe when cleaning these environments.
  • Identify with green cleaning solutions from homemade cleaning products to steam cleaning and more.
  • Know the reporting procedures. Reporting procedures include regulation reporting, injury and disease reporting and get to know what an accident book is.
  • Know what it takes to clean outdoor areas. You will learn about planning, preparation, safety and legal requirements.
  • Learn how to deal with non-categorised waste. You will get to know the different types of waste and how to manage the transfer flow of waste to ensure cleanliness at all times.
  • Get to know more about working in confined spaces and why and how to conduct a thorough risk assessment before you begin to ensure your safety.
  • Learn more about running an ironing service and what this entails.
  • Receive valuable information on starting your own cleaning business from what you will need, the benefits and disadvantages and more to help you decide if this is the best choice for you and how to proceed.
  • Learn more about marketing your business, what insurances you will need, tax and more.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of British Cleaning
  2. Comprehensive 26 module Accredited Certificate In British Cleaning  Award Online Course 
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading British Cleaning experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Module 1: Finding Your Career: A Job in the Cleaning Corps

  • To learn why the cleaning sector is a stable business opportunity
  • To learn about the skills you need to become a professional cleaner
  • To learn about the skills you can develop when you become a professional cleaner
  • To learn about the kind of lifestyle you can lead as a professional cleaner

Module 2 : The Different Types of Cleaning Jobs

  • To understand the realm of domestic cleaning
  • To know the difference between commercial cleaning jobs and domestic ones
  • To discover how to become a carpet cleaner
  • To understand the tasks and skills necessary for ironing work

Module 3 : Cleaning Equipment

  • To know the equipment you will need for both domestic and commercial cleaning work
  • To know the equipment you will need to clean windows
  • To know the equipment necessary for carpet cleaning
  • To know the equipment necessary for a successful ironing business

Module 4 : Chemical Safety and Competence

  • To learn about the different types of chemicals you encounter in cleaning
  • To learn the difference between acidic, alkaline and neutral chemicals
  • To understand safety processes when working with chemicals
  • To learn about safe chemical storage

Module 5 : About The Job

  • To learn about the typical working hours and conditions for cleaners
  • To understand how much holiday time you can expect to receive
  • To study an example of a typical day as a cleaner
  • To understand what a typical cleaner can earn

Module 6 : Meeting Clients and Your Behaviour in Clients’ Homes/Workplaces

  • To know how to properly present yourself to your clients
  • To understand how to act professionally in a home
  • To understand how to act professionally in a commercial setting
  • To understand how to communicate with your clients verbally

Module 7 : Keyholding and Alarm Codes for Cleaners

  • To understand proper keyholding practices for you and potential staff
  • To know how to appropriately use security information such as alarm codes
  • To understand the consequences to your business if the security of your client is breached
  • To know how to follow protocol in the case that an employee breaches your rules

Module 8 : Food Kitchen & Cleaning

  • How to clean surfaces
  • What the best way to dust is
  • How to effectively clean glass and mirrors
  • What are the best techniques to clean hardwood flooring

Module 9 : Cleaning Products & Clothing

  • Know which clothing you should wear to keep safe
  • Understand what basic cleaning products you will need as a cleaner
  • Know what specialist equipment you may need for tougher jobs
  • Why you may want to consider branding your clothing

Module 10 : Food Kitchen Cleaning

  • Clean a microwave
  • Know Techniques for cleaning an oven
  • Understand the best way to clean a cooker top (gas & electric)
  • Know how to clean a refrigerator

Module 11 : Commercial Kitchen Cleaning

  • To know how commercial kitchen cleaning differs from domestic
  • To know how to best clean the sinks in commercial kitchens
  • To understand the techniques to clean commercial ovens and steamers, as well as other kitchen equipment such as food trolleys
  • To understand the procedures for cleaning the kitchen sides and preparation areas

Module 12 : Bathrooms & Toilets

  • To learn about what you need to professionally clean a toilet
  • To understand the cleaning routine for a bathroom and toilet
  • To understand why you should use colour coded cloths
  • To learn how to unclog drains

Module 13 : Hospital / Medical practice Cleaning

  • To know which areas of the hospital you will be expected to clean
  • To identify the techniques required to clean hospital wards, corridors and toilets
  • To understand the health and safety requirements for hospital cleaners
  • To know how to find hospital cleaner jobs

Module 14 : Office Cleaning

  • To learn how cleaning offices differs from domestic cleaning
  • To learn how to deal with office rubbish
  • To learn how to clean office desks, lifts and vending areas
  • To learn different techniques for cleaning staff toilets

Module 15: Industrial Cleaning Equipment

  • To know what industrial cleaning equipment is available to you as a cleaning professional for the general workplace, or in a commercial kitchen
  • To understand the difference between wet and dry industrial vacuum cleaners
  • To know what pieces of equipment do not require electricity
  • To know how to appropriately use industrial cleaning equipment

Module 16: Green & Steam Cleaning

  • About home-made green cleaning products
  • How to use green cleaning for antibacterial cleaning
  • The most effective uses of steam cleaning
  • About steam cleaning equipment and attachments

Module 17: Pressure Washing & Machine Sweeping

  • To learn about pressure washing
  • To learn about different kinds of pressure washers
  • To learn about machine sweeping and floor scrubbers
  • To learn about the legal aspects of using heavy equipment

Module 18: Reporting Procedures

  • To understand why reporting procedures are important to a cleaning professional
  • To know what regulations you have to be aware of
  • To understand and know about Reporting of Injuries, Diseases, and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations. (RIDDOR)
  • To be able to identify what an accident book is

Module 19 : Cleaning External Surfaces/Areas

  • To know how to optimise your planning for working outside
  • To understand how to prepare a work schedule and information sheet
  • To understand how to properly manage health and safety standards
  • Know the extra safety precautions that must be taken when using pressure washers for commercial purposes

Module 20 : Dealing with Non-Routine Waste

  • To learn about the different categories of waste
  • To learn about the different types of waste containers
  • To learn about the importance of maintaining cleanliness in waste container holding areas
  • To learn about controlling the transfer flow of waste

Module 21 : Running An Ironing Service

  • To be able to articulate what an ironing service entails
  • To know whether you would be best suited working for yourself or someone else
  • To understand how to iron shirts, trousers and skirts properly
  • To know how to get wrinkles out of fabrics

Module 22 : Starting Your Own Cleaning Business

  • To understand the pros and cons of running a cleaning business
  • To learn about important things that self-employed people should consider
  • To understand whether you should take a hands off approach to running your business
  • To learn about the reasons for and against investing in vehicles and premises

Module 23 : Marketing A Cleaning Business

  • To understand the best methods to advertise your business
  • To know how word of mouth affects your reputation
  • To know the best way to get recommendations through promotions
  • To be able to explain why you should build a website for your business

Module 24 : Taking on Staff

  • To learn about the pros and cons of hiring staff
  • To understand your role in hiring staff
  • To learn about the differences between employees and contractors
  • To learn how to use your employees to grow your business in a positive way

Module 25 : Communication Skills and Dealing with Customer Complaints

  • To identify and practice the appropriate communication skills necessary for a professional appearance
  • To know and understand what bad communication habits are, how you can identify them, and what you need to do instead
  • To know the appropriate protocol to handle complaints from clients and staff, and how to act and behave accordingly
  • To be able to identify when the appropriate time is to let a client go due to their inappropriate behaviour

Module 26 : Business Insurance, Equipment & Tax

  • To understand what insurance you need as a cleaner and where you can find it
  • To learn how much business insurance for cleaners costs
  • To understand how income tax will affect you and your business
  • To learn what business equipment you will need

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 070NSA24
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited lifetime access to course material
Time required: Study at your own pace
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate of Completion

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