Cleaning training programmes

Nuts and Bolts Training delivers bespoke cleaning training to staff in cleaning, facilities management and building maintenance. The training focuses on improving core skills and includes induction, basic cleaning skills and supervisory and management programmes.

All our training is delivered by an experienced team of tutors who are highly regarded in their field.

Introduction to cleaning

This one day course covers the three areas so essential to people new to cleaning.

  • Basic infection control

  • Chemical competence and COSHH

  • Safe use, care and storage of equipment.

The course can be used as part of an induction programme or can be delivered to anyone who needs a better understanding of the issues involved in cleaning.

Fundamental cleaning tasks

This practical two day course covers the most common tasks done by the cleaning operative. You can choose from a range of topics so the training matches your operational requirements, including:

  • Sweeping using a brush

  • Single solution mopping

  • Dry suction cleaning

  • Washing, damp wiping and dusting

  • Cleaning windows from the inside

  • Sanitary appliance cleaning

  • Polish application

  • Removing stains from carpets and upholstery

Team leading for cleaners

This two day course is designed for new and aspiring team leaders. It will ensure participants learn the skills they need to ensure their teams are communicating and working effectively to get the job done. The course covers:

  • Motivation techniques and how to get the best from people

  • Effective leadership

  • How to tackle difficult issues such as under-performance

  • One-to-one meeting techniques

  • Interview and recruitment procedures

  • Absence management

  • Creating a team identity

  • Setting standards and follow up

Train the trainer - how to train your own cleaners

On this three day course participants will be introduced to the techniques, knowledge and skills that will enable them to effectively deliver the Nuts & Bolts Fundamental Cleaning Skills training course to colleagues. Course content includes:

  • Fundamental Cleaning Skills - choose the topics that best suit your business needs

  • How to identify and understand learning styles

  • How to confidently ask and answer questions

  • How to prepare for a training session

  • Training delivery techniques

  • Giving constructive feedback

Fully-funded qualifications also available*

Nuts & Bolts Training is working in partnership with a national training provider to offer the following fully-funded* vocationally related qualifications at level 2. 

The qualifications are delivered through a distance learning process over a period of 8–16 weeks using high-quality workbooks with support and guidance provided by a dedicated team of qualified assessors/tutors. 

This delivery model provides flexibility for organisations where absence from the workplace can be difficult to manage. The informative workbooks act as continuing reference materials.

Courses include:

  • Level 2 certificate in cleaning principles

  • Level 2 certificate in infection control

  • Level 2 certificate in customer service

  • Level 2 certificate in business administration.

* The qualifications are delivered at no cost subject to the candidate meeting set eligibility criteria. 

If you would like further information on any of our courses then please get in touch. Call Steven on 07584 229405 or Julie on 07787 158663 or email us at