Level 5 Certificate in Cleaning

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Overview: Level 5 Certificate in Cleaning

Cleaning is an essential part of our daily lives, and it is crucial to ensure that the environment we live in is clean and hygienic. However, cleaning can be a challenging and time-consuming task, and it requires a specific set of skills and knowledge. This is where this Level 5 Certificate in Cleaning Training comes in. By completing this course, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the cleaning industry and learn how to provide quality cleaning services efficiently and effectively.

The course is divided into 17 modules, covering all aspects of cleaning from basic house cleaning to commercial kitchen cleaning, office cleaning, and cleaning external surfaces and areas. Each module is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the cleaning industry. You will also learn about chemical safety, keyholding, and alarm codes for cleaners, which are essential skills for any professional cleaner.

In addition to effective cleaning skills, the course covers topics such as starting a cleaning business, managing staff, marketing, advertising, and sales. This comprehensive approach ensures that you not only have the skills to provide quality cleaning services but also the knowledge and skills to run a successful cleaning business.

Sneak Peek

Who should take the Level 5 Certificate in Cleaning course?

  • Domestic Cleaner
  • Cleaning Supervisor
  • Hotel Cleaner
  • Office Cleaner
  • School Cleaner
  • Hospital Cleaner
  • Cleaning Business Owner


Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field. Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:


At the end of the course, there will be an online assessment, which you will need to pass to complete the course. Answers are marked instantly and automatically, allowing you to know straight away whether you have passed. If you haven’t, there’s no limit on the number of times you can take the final exam. All this is included in the one-time fee you paid for the course itself.


The cleaning training course is fully accredited by CPD a well recognized accreditation body in the UK.

You will receive the digital certificate instantly after completing the course. The hard copy will be sent to you on the next working day through post.

There is no entry requirement for enrolling in this course.

Course Curriculum

In module one, we will explore the role and responsibilities of a cleaner, covering topics such as typical working hours, cleaning contracts, expected pay, and holidays.

In module two, we will take a look at the different career opportunities in cleaning, discussing cleaning guidelines for new-build homes, pubs, leisure premises, and offices. It also includes window cleaning training and tips for cleaning carpets and upholstery.

In module three, we will familiarise with a range of commercial cleaning equipment and products, with tips on how to store equipment, remove stains from clothing and iron clothes.

In module four, we will explore cleaning standards and techniques for domestic cleaning, including dusting procedures, surface cleaning, mirror cleaning, and maintaining hardwood floors.

In module five, we will learn about domestic and hospitality kitchen cleaning procedures and best practice. It provides practical training on how to clean microwaves, ovens, refrigerators, sinks and other appliances. 

In module six, we will learn all about bathroom cleaning and toilet cleaning, with an overview of equipment required. It covers procedures for unclogging drains, fixing showerheads, eliminating mould, washing shower curtains, and other tasks. 

In module seven, we will learn the fundamental principles of office cleaning, from how to clean up and organise rubbish, to procedures for cleaning staff toilets, desks, lifts and stairways.

In module eight, we will learn techniques for cleaning external surfaces and areas, with guidance on how to carry out a risk assessment to identify potential safety hazards. It also provides guidance on how to use a commercial pressure washer.

In module nine, we will explore the principles of waste management, taking a look at colour coding systems, PPE, waste transfer control systems, and pharmaceutical disposal.

In module ten, we will learn how to use chemical cleaning equipment correctly and safely, with guidance on how to store chemical products, clean chemical storing and what to do in the case of a chemical emergency.

In module eleven, we will learn what it takes to run a cleaning service and establish a cleaning business from scratch. It covers practical guidance on how to create a business plan, market research, and set a budget.

In module twelve, we will gain a comprehensive understanding of the different aspects of running a cleaning business, from dealing with staff issues to now shows, conduct and ethics. 

In module thirteen, we will develop our knowledge of customer satisfaction in the cleaning industry, with tips on how to recognise problems before they occur, as well as deal with client complaints.

In module fourteen, we will explore a range of staff management strategies, with guidance on key topics such as motivating and rewarding staff, how to conduct interviews, training staff and dealing with staff turnover.

In module fifteen, we will learn how to market a cleaning service, with guidance on how to decide locations and offices to target, advertise your services online, network and make the most of opportunities.

In module sixteen, we will explore strategies for business growth and retaining clients, including payroll management training.

In the final module, we will explore the options for insurance purchasing, taking a look at insurance for both cleaners and cleaning businesses, including insurance costs and tax regulations.

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