Cleaning: Domestic and Commercial

Cleaning: Domestic and Commercial

Course Code VTR207
Qualification Statement of Attainment
Payment Options Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery Online & Correspondence
Duration 100 Hours

Studying cleaning sets you apart, making you more attractive to an employer, or client. Anyone who has employed cleaners will tell you that there are good ones and bad. Often a cleaner might be employed because they are in the right place at the right time, and they "seem nice"; but to keep and thrive in a cleaning job, you need to perform, and to do that you do need to know what you are doing. Cleaners are also often employed because they are "recommended". Those who are new to the cleaning industry may start a cleaning business with a little well thought marketing; getting a few clients. If you follow that path, your business needs to impress those first clients and then recommend you to others. Whatever way you find work in the cleaning industry one thing is clear - you will prosper if you understand more about how to clean different things, different ways, and as a result, do a better job.

There are 8 lessons in this course:

  1. Nature and Scope of Cleaning
  2. Cleaning Stains & Specialist Cleaning Techniques
  3. Floor Care
  4. Furniture & Furnishings
  5. Washroom Cleaning
  6. Kitchen Hygiene and Cleaning
  7. Commercial Cleaning
  8. Cleaning Businesses

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions and comments.

Aims .Explain the nature of the cleaning industry, equipment and materials used, and concepts such as sustainability. .Understand how to clean a range of stains from different surfaces and specialist cleaning techniques. .Describe how to clean different indoor floor surfaces and outdoor ground surfaces. .Understand ways to clean furnishings and furniture including a range of fabrics and other materials. .Understand what is involved in washroom cleaning including toilets bathrooms. .Understand how to clean and maintain hygiene in kitchens in residential homes, cafes, and restaurants. .Discuss requirements for working in a range of commercial cleaning ventures such as cleaners in industry, hospitals, shopping centres, or for specific purposes. .Discuss the requirements for cleaners working primarily as cleaners of residential buildings.

What You Will Do .Choose one indoor and one outdoor floor surface to clean, either where you live or where you work. Clean each of these two surfaces using notes from this lesson, your own knowledge and any other tips you may have found out through research. Take photos before you clean the surface, during cleaning and after cleaning. Also photograph any cleaning products you used and how you made them (if you combined ingredients). Remember to follow health and safety guidelines. Don’t mix chemicals you are unsure about. Wear personal protective equipment and ensure the room for your indoor surface is well-ventilated. .Search for residential cleaning jobs in your nearest town or city. You may find these online via jobs websites or you may find them in the classified section of newspapers. Try to find three different jobs that are currently being advertised and make notes on what they ask for. Note: If you can’t find any jobs advertised in your nearest town or city try looking further afield. The point is to get an idea of what sort of skills and duties are required. .Find out what different types of cleaning services are available in your town or city (or nearest large town if you live in a rural or remote location). You may find this information quickly through conducting an online search. Make a note of what services are being offered, the most common types of service and those which are less common. .Get hold of a piece of fabric which you can experiment with by applying and attempting to remove stains. For example, you could use an old sheet, an item of clothing, or perhaps pick up an off-cut of material from a fabric or sewing accessories store. It is better for this experiment to use something which is pale and plain coloured (not patterned) so that the stains are easy to see. Don’t use anything of value to you in case you permanently damage it. Apply five stains to the fabric as follows: Protein stain – egg yolk is probably easiest, but you could rub grass onto the fabric or use blood from a piece of fresh meat; Carbohydrate stain – tomato sauce, chocolate or gravy; Lipid stain – cooking oil or machine oil; Pigment stain – pen ink; Resin stain – wax, glue or tree sap. Next, take a photo of each stain and label it. Now, attempt to remove each stain using methods described in this course (take precautions where necessary e.g. wear rubber gloves, eye goggles and a face mask which blocks vapours, and do this in a ventilated room). Photograph the end result and once again label your photos.

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The National Centre for Education Statistics (NCES) analyses employee earnings data biennially, according to education level. Findings indicate that workers with a qualification earn significantly more than those without. Since the mid-1980s, education has played a large part in potential wages, with bachelor's degree holders taking home an average of 66% more than those with only a high school diploma do. While college-educated workers' wages have increased over the past two decades, those with only a high school education have seen decreases in annual salaries in the same time period (

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