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This qualification aims to develop your understanding of the principles of decontamination and improve your practical skills, such as cleaning and waste management. This course will also expand your knowledge of health and safety and provide insight into infection control and regulations, such as RIDDOR and COSHH.
The course will be fully delivered through distance learning – therefore there is no attendance required in the classroom.
You will be allocated an assessor who will guide, mentor and support you through the qualification.
The course consists of the following units:
Unit 1: Dealing with routine and non-routine waste
In this unit, you will identify different types of waste and discover the procedures for handling and transferring hazardous and non-hazardous waste
Unit 2: Health and safety for the cleaning and support services industry
Within this unit, you will develop your understanding of health and safety legislation and regulations that apply to the cleaning and support services industry. This unit also highlights the importance of the correct use of equipment, materials and chemicals and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Unit 3: Working with customers and others in the cleaning and support services industry
In this unit you will discover how to communicate appropriately with customers and contribute to effective teamwork. You will also develop your understanding of the importance of positive behaviour and attitudes, procedures for handling difficult customer situations and reasons to adapt communication to different audiences.
Unit 4: Infection control, RIDDOR and COSHH in cleaning settings
This unit will develop your understanding of infection control principles and how these apply in cleaning settings. You will also discover the responsibilities of your role with regards to the Reporting of Injuries, Dangerous Diseases and Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH).
Unit 5: Principles of decontamination, cleaning and waste management
This unit will develop your understanding of the importance of maintaining a clean environment. The unit covers workplace cleaning schedules and procedures which should be followed if you have concerns over standards of hygiene. You will also discover the principles of decontamination processes and effective waste management.
Unit 6: Cleaning of interiors and washrooms
This unit will ensure that you are able to prepare for cleaning of interiors and washrooms. You will discover the importance of cleaning procedures, using the correct methods and cleaning to prescribed standards.
This unit requires an observation whilst demonstrating particular tasks in your role before completing a witness observation form. The witness observation form will act as evidence to prove that you are capable of certain skills.
This qualification could assist you in gaining the following employment opportunities:
Additional education opportunities include:
Prevention and Control of Infection Level 2
This course costs FREE, including exam fees.
You may be eligible for free study if you are 23 or under and this is your first full Level 2 or 3 course. Alternatively, if you are unemployed, receiving an eligible benefit, and taking the course to help you find employment.
You may also be entitled to additional financial support including course materials, uniforms, and childcare expenses depending upon your individual circumstances. Read more about Financial Support for adults.
If you would like to enquire about or enrol onto this course, please click 'Enquire’ or ‘Enrol’ at the top of the page, follow the steps, and our Admissions Team will be in touch with you
For more information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Course code: B34354-C2A