The City of Liverpool CollegeCleaning Principles - Employability - The City of Liverpool College
Life at the college Apply Student benefits

Cleaning Principles - Employability

Course ID: 170290

Course Year: 23/24

Course Details

  • This course is suitable for adults aged 19 and over.
  • You’ll be able to study at a time to suit you, in the comfort of your own home.
  • The course is free of charge to adults who meet eligibility criteria.
  • The course is delivered using an online platform, supported throughout by a member of our experienced team.
  • Ideal for students looking to improve their knowledge and understanding of this topic.
  • You’ll be supported, no matter what your learning style or needs. We have an amazing team of staff to help you achieve your best.

What to expect from the course

In the UK, the cleaning industry stands as one of the largest and most vital sectors. Often overlooked, cleaning professionals are the unsung heroes of the workforce. This course empowers you to prioritize health and safety in your job, equipping you with the skills to manage hazardous waste, chemicals, and navigate complex regulations effectively.

In this comprehensive course, you will delve into the fundamental principles of cleaning, gaining a deep understanding of both generic and specialist cleaning methods. The course is structured into four informative units, ensuring a thorough grasp of the subject matter:

1. Knowledge of generic and specialist cleaning principles: Explore the principles that form the foundation of effective cleaning practices, including best practices for various surfaces and materials.
2. Awareness of practical techniques: Acquire practical skills and techniques that will enable you to tackle cleaning tasks efficiently and achieve optimal results.
3. How to interact with customers: Learn the art of effective communication and customer service in the context of the cleaning industry, ensuring positive interactions and satisfaction.
4. Health and Safety requirements: Understand the crucial importance of health and safety regulations in the cleaning profession, equipping yourself with the knowledge to create a safe and secure environment for both you and others.


On successful completion of the course you will achieve an NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Cleaning Principles.

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

A baker decorating pastries.
Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
A woman getting a nail treatment on her hands.
Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
A chef preparing a dish.
Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
An illustration of students using Office 365.
Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course learners must be aged 19+, have at least a Level 1 English, good IT Skills and access to a PC or laptop.

For further information please email and one of the team will get back to you.


This course is only available to learners aged 19 and over.
If you are unemployed or earning less than £31,600 a year? You may qualify to join this course for free.
To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for23/24 is 811.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

Apply Now »

College Videos