Cleaning Principles Level 2 qualification full funding available* - call for details

With a UK industry turnover estimated at £7.6bn, cleaning is one of the largest business sectors in the UK. It underpins many aspects of life today
and is essential for the prevention of disease and spread of infection. People actively seek out clean, safe and comfortable environments so having a highly skilled cleaning workforce is essential.


This nationally accredited qualification is designed to provide individuals with the information they need to undertake a variety of tasks fundamental to working in the cleaning sector.

The programme covers the practical techniques needed to undertake core cleaning tasks as well as working with customers and adhering to health and safety requirements.

Qualification Content

  • Develop knowledge of generic and specialist cleaning principles

  • Gain awareness of practical cleaning techniques

  • Health and safety requirements for the Cleaning and Support Services Industry

  • How to work in a safe manner

  • How to control risks in the workplace.

  • Procedures for handling routine and non-routine waste

  • How to handle and transfer routine and non-routine waste

  • How to prepare for the cleaning of interiors and washrooms.

  • How to carry out the cleaning of interiors and washrooms.

  • How to check cleaning and resources, dispose of waste and return equipment.

  • How to work with customers

  • How to contribute to effective team working.


Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification

No need to formally attend a college, meaning that you can learn in your own time at a pace that suits you.

Receive a set of high-quality learner support materials that will be yours to keep and use as a reference

Receive support and guidance from qualified assessors

Further your personal and professional development

Qualification delivery

As you work through the learning materials you will have the support of a knowledgeable assessor who will give you support, advice and guidance on the course content as well as providing robust feedback on the work you complete.

Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Cleaning Principles.

The course is usually undertaken over a period of 8–16 weeks.

What is the cost?

Due to the availability of funding, this qualification is usually available at no cost * Funded places are strictly limited so please book early to secure your place.

If you would like further details of this programme please contact Julie or Steven

Email or call 07787 158663.


* Funding is subject to learners meeting set eligibility criteria, which must be provided prior to the start of any course.

Please note that a fee of £125 is payable if learners decide to withdraw from the course and do not complete their assessments.

Learners must want to independently enrol onto the course.


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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