Healthcare Cleaning Operative - Level 2 Apprenticeship

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About the Course

As a Healthcare Cleaning Operative you will be working in either a healthcare or hygiene environment that requires specific attention to infection control, safety and sanitation for the health and wellbeing of service users. This includes a range of both public and private sector environments that require high levels of cleanliness to avoid the grown of bacteria and the spread of diseases and viruses. Some examples of establishments this Apprenticeship is suitable for include: Hospitals, Care Homes, Doctors / Dentist surgeries, Healthcare settings within prisons and schools, Large childcare settings and Leisure facilities. 

What You'll Study

During your Apprenticeship you will learn how to distinguish between cleaning and disinfection, good housekeeping practices within the storage, prioritising workloads, correct use of chemical or biochemical cleaning products and infection prevention and control among other things. 


What Will I Need

You will need:

  • To be aged 16 or older
  • To be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week with 20% of your normal working hours set aside for you to complete your training and study
  • To be working at Level 2 in English and Maths

All applicants must have an interview and assessment in English and Maths to confirm that the apprenticeship is suitable for them.

Employers may also set additional entry requirements, as a prerequisite to working with them.


During your Apprenticeship you will work alongside your Training Consultant who will provide continuous assessment and feedback to ensure you successfully complete your Apprenticeship Standard. On completion of your programme you will demonstrate what you have learnt through a knowledge test, observation with questioning and a structured interview underpinned by a portfolio or evidence you will have built during your Apprenticeship. 


What the Course leads to

You can progress your cleaning career or progress into a Level 3 qualification.