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Cleaning and Environmental Support Services Level 2 and 3 Apprenticeship at Middlesbrough College

Course description

Our Cleaning and Environmental Services apprenticeships provide learners with skills to progress within cleaning roles. Areas covered include cleaning confined spaces and specialist machinery, controlling the spread of infection to working effectively with others. This apprenticeship has been designed with the help of employers to attract new people into the Cleaning and Environmental Support Service sector and to up skill the existing workforce with qualifications at or above Level 2. The Intermediate Apprenticeship has three pathways, Cleaning & Support Services, Local Environmental Services and Pest Management. The new Advanced Apprenticeship in Cleaning Supervision has been developed as a route from Level 2 for those looking to progress in the sector as Supervisors or Team Leaders. Cleaning covers a variety of job roles within a wide range of organisations. Job titles could be hygiene operative, specialist cleaner, window cleaner and passenger transport valet. Local Environmental Services involves a combination of cleaning and horticultural skills. Apprentices would normally work for local authorities and housing associations. Job titles could be neighbourhood services assistant or operative. Pest Management is a new pathway and involves the controlled management of pests. Apprentices would normally work for pest control organisations, local authorities or within larger cleaning or facilities management companies. Job titles include Pest Management Technician or Operative. Cleaning and Environmental Support Services Cleaning and Environmental Service professionals make a difference to all our lives, although the work often goes 'unseen'. Cleaners ensure that the places we work in and the public places we use are attractive, safe and hygienic. In hospitals cleaning staff are at the forefront of controlling the spread of infection, and in many walks of life cleaners ensure a hazard free environment by ensuring it is safe and clean for the general public. The Intermediate framework has three pathways, Cleaning & Support Services, Local Environmental Services and Pest Management. Cleaning & Support Services covers the following job roles: building interiors cleaner, hygiene operative, facilities operative, specialist cleaning operative, window cleaner and food premises cleaner. Apprentices could work in a variety of settings such as hospitals, schools, factories, state of the art offices and shopping centres

Entry requirements

Employers are looking to attract applicants from a wide range of backgrounds and experience. There are no minimum requirements and formal qualifications are not necessary. Applicants will be expected to have basic literacy and numeracy skills on which this apprenticeship will build, whilst being willing to work as part of a team and have a keen interest in providing high standards of customer service. Training providers and employers will use initial assessment to ensure that applicants have a fair opportunity to demonstrate their ability and to tailor programmes to meet individual needs, recognising prior qualifications and experience. If working as a window cleaner or as a specialist cleaner there will be a need to work at heights and in enclosed spaces. If taking the Cleaning Supervision pathway, apprentices will be expected to be working in a position where they are supervising others. Cleaning & Support Services- minimum 41 credits 18 for Competence, 13 for Knowledge, 10 for FS English and Maths to Level 1 or GCSE "If you do not have a Grade A to C in English and/or Maths, you will be required to continue studying these subjects as part of your Study Programme."

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Middlesbrough College directly.

Last updated date: 11 April 2016
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