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The British Cleaning Certificate - CPD Certified


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Whether you are considering working as an employed cleaner or are aiming to become self-employed cleaner you should first undertake some form of training to give you the knowledge and know how to succeed in this career. Thousands of people have taken this online course and started a career in the cleaning sector.

The Benefits of Taking the BCCA Course:

+ Gain the knowledge you need to become a cleaner
+ Easy to understand course syllabus
+ Take the course at your own pace
+ End of course test and certificate
+ On-going support offered via our Forum
+ Improve your job prospects with a verifiable qualification
+ *SPECIAL BONUS* Business card and leaflet templates
+ Use the BCCA approved logo on your advertising material

So if you are looking for a new career that can work for you full or part time then take The British Cleaning Certificate course and start your new career today.

See below for more information.

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Introduction to the British Cleaning Certification Award (BCCA)

This industry recognised certification includes twenty six 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.

What You Will Learn

The twenty six 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 Modules

Module 1: Why Become a Cleaner

In this module you will learn why the cleaning industry is in growing and how you can make a successful living from it

  • Why business is never short for cleaners
  • Niche areas that you may wish to pursue
  • The opportunities for career progression
  • How you can develop your own cleaning business
  • Plus much more…

Module 2: The Different Types of Cleaning Jobs

In this section, you’ll learn about the various types of cleaning jobs available, the skills you will need for them and what is involved

  • What domestic cleaning entails
  • How business and commercial cleaning jobs differ from domestic ones
  • What Ironing jobs are
  • Whether being employed or self employed would suit you best
  • Plus much more…

Module 3: Cleaning Equipment

In this module you will discover exactly what equipment you will need and how to use it to provide perfect quality work every time

  • What equipment you will need for both domestic and commercial equipment
  • What equipment you will need (if any) if you are an employed cleaner
  • How to use your equipment correctly
  • How you should store your equipment
  • Plus much more…

Module 4: Chemical Safety and Competence

Every cleaner will need to use chemicals at some point in their cleaning routine. Knowing exactly how to use them is vital to both the quality of your work and your safety.

Module 5: About The Job

In this module, you will learn about being an employed cleaner.

  • What the typical working hours and conditions are for cleaners
  • How much holiday you can expect to receive
  • What a typical cleaner can earn
  • The different environments that cleaners work in
  • Plus much more…

Module 6: Cleaning Techniques & Standards Expected

It is essential that you know how to best clean every surface / environment that you may encounter.

Module 7: Cleaning Products & Clothing

When becoming a cleaner it is important to know exactly which products you should be using and also what clothing will both provide the right image and levels of safety.

Module 8: Food Kitchen Cleaning

In this module you will find out what is required to achieve great results when cleaning kitchen areas. You will learn:

  • What the best way to clean a cooker (gas & electric) and microwave is
  • How to clean a refrigerator
  • What methods you can employ to clean a sink
  • About food safety
  • Plus much more…

Module 9: Commercial Kitchen Cleaning

In this module you will find what it takes to clean commercial kitchens and how they differ from domestic ones. You will learn:

  • How commercial kitchen cleaning differs from domestic
  • How to best clean floors and sinks in commercial kitchens
  • Techniques to clean commercial ovens
  • Which fluids and products you need to effectively clean a commercial kitchen
  • Plus much more…

Module 10: Bathrooms & Toilets

In this chapter you will learn more about cleaning bathrooms and the precautions you need to take. You will learn:

  • The cleaning routine for a bathroom and toilet
  • Why you should use colour coded cloths
  • The different surface areas you will find in a bathroom
  • What you need to professionally clean a toilet
  • Plus much more…

Module 11: Hospital Cleaning

Hospitals are classed as filthy environments and to clean them you therefore need to understand the precise techniques need to achieve a high quality clean.

Module 12: Office Cleaning

Cleaning offices can not only be lucrative, but also offer a relatively clean working environment as most offices are not used 24/7. You will learn:

  • How cleaning offices differs from domestic cleaning
  • How to clean office desks, lifts and vending areas
  • Techniques for cleaning staff toilets
  • About unusual places you may find rubbish in an office
  • Plus much more…

Module 13: Industrial Cleaning Equipment

If you are serious about your cleaning business and want to broaden your customer base, you will invest in industrial cleaning equipment..

Module 14: Green & Steam Cleaning

The demand for green cleaning is ever increasing with the greater awareness that people now have for the harm that cleaning chemicals can have on the environment. You will learn:

  • About homemade green cleaning products
  • How to use green cleaning for antibacterial cleaning
  • The most effective uses of steam cleaning
  • About steam cleaning equipment and attachments
  • Plus much more…

Module 15: Reporting Procedures

Reporting procedures form an important part of a cleaners job. You must keep these records in order to comply with certain aspects of the health and safety legislation.

Module 16: Cleaning External Surfaces/Areas

There are extra considerations to take in to account when you are cleaning external surfaces. In this module you will learn:

  • What planning is required to working outside
  • How to prepare a work schedule and information sheet
  • About the extra safety precautions must be taken when using pressure washers for commercial purposes
  • What the legal requirements for water management are
  • Plus much more…

Module 17: Dealing with Non-Routine Waste

Every household and business produces waste and the law places a duty of care on everyone involved in managing the waste produced. In particular, when it comes to commercial waste. In this module you will learn:

  • The different categories of waste
  • About the different types of waste containers
  • The importance of maintaining cleanliness in waste container holding areas
  • About controlling the transfer flow of waste
  • Plus much more…

Module 18: Working in Confined Spaces

Working in a confined space should be a matter of last resort. If you ever need to it is important that you know exactly the precautions that you should take. In this module you will learn:

  • What preparations you need to make before you work in a confined space including a risk assessment
  • What you need to include in your risk assessment
  • How plan for an emergency
  • The difficulties of working in confined spaces
  • Plus much more…

Module 19: Running Ironing Service

This module covers how to run your own ironing service in addition to what is expected of you if you are employed by someone else as an ironer.

Module 20: Starting Your Own Cleaning Business

Once you become an experienced cleaner you may well want to start your own business to reap the rewards on offer. In this module you will learn:

  • The pros and cons of running a cleaning business
  • Important things to know if you are considering becoming self-employed
  • Whether you should take a hands off approach to running your business
  • What the start-up costs will be
  • Plus much more…

Module 21: Marketing Cleaning Business & Taking on Staff

To grow your business you will need to market it. Once you have mastered this and have more work than you can cope with the natural progression is to hire some staff. You will learn:

  • How to advertise your business
  • The best way to get recommendations through promotions
  • The pros & cons of hiring staff
  • How to perform the right security checks on your staff and what your legal responsibilities are
  • Plus much more…

Module 22: Business Insurance, Equipment & Tax

If you run your own business it is important that you keep you business insured and your tax affairs in order. You will learn:

  • What insurance you need as a cleaner
  • Where you can find business insurance
  • How much business insurance for cleaners costs
  • How income tax will affect you
  • Plus much more…
A CPD Certified Course

CPD certification means that the course has reached the required Continuing Professional Development (CPD) standards and benchmarks, and the learning values have been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality by the CPD Certification Service. CPD accreditation is recognised and respected internationally. Certification shows a clear commitment to self-development and professionalism.

Course Duration

The course takes approximately 10 hours to complete, however this will vary from student to student.


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The course is totally online so can be accessed at any time when you have internet access. The course is broken down into 26 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.

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