Level 2 Healthcare Cleaning Operative

Control infections, manage safety and ensure the sanitisation of healthcare settings.

Healthcare cleaning operative apprenticeship standard

This level 2 apprenticeship standard develops the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to control infections, manage safety and ensure sanitisation 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 growth of bacteria and the spread of diseases and viruses.

The healthcare cleaning operative may also work in establishments that require cleaning to a healthcare standard to prevent adverse effects on the health of high-risk service users.

To ensure the effectiveness of this training programme, we have developed supplementary diploma units which will enhance the knowledge, skills and behaviours of this apprenticeship beyond the expected level.

Your apprenticeship journey

Months 1 to 4

Programme introduction and expectations
Health, safety and wellbeing in care settings
Hygienic healthcare cleaning methods
Undertaking specialist cleaning projects

Months 5 to 8

Classifying contamination materials
Selecting and using bio-chemical cleaning products
Stock storage, rotation and control
Principles of infection prevention and control

Months 9 to 15

Causes and spread of infection
Cleaning, decontamination and waste management
Professional development and portfolio building
Preparation for your end-point assessment (EPA)

Things to consider

Entry requirements

You must have been a UK, EEA, or EU resident for at least the past three years to undertake this training programme.

In addition, you must be able to commit to the full length of the programme and be able to meet the programme modules through your job role.

If you do not have a level 2 or equivalent in Maths and English, you will be required to work towards achieving these qualifications as part of your apprenticeship.

How will you learn?

Over the duration of 15 months, you will receive a combination of face-to-face and online training and support.

You will undertake an online assessment that will help us to understand your learning style and needs, then we will tailor your learning experience accordingly.

We ensure that you stay on track to complete your programme on time by managing your progress through our state-of-the-art e-portfolio system, Smart Assessor.

At the end of your programme, your learnt knowledge, skills and behaviours will be assessed by an independent assessor in your end-point assessment (EPA).

Off-the-job training

As part of the apprenticeship, alongside your job role, a minimum of 6 hours per week of your time in work must be dedicated to improving new skills, knowledge and behaviours.

You will undertake an online assessment that will help us to understand your learning style and needs, then we will tailor your learning experience accordingly.

This can be any time devoted to learning and improving new skills without interruption.

Make an impact

We’re all about making an impact, be that individuals making an impact through their day-to-day work, or by organisations making their impact on our economy.

As a national training provider, we make this impact throughout the UK, with expertise in childcare, healthcare, business, and IT and digital skills. 

For further information, complete the form below, call us on 01753 596 004, or email us.

Level 2 Healthcare Cleaning Operative