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Cleaning: British Cleaning Diploma

Level 7 QLS Endorsed Diploma & CPD Accredited | 180 CPD Points | Free PDF Certificate | Instant & Lifetime Access

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2.9 hours · Self-paced
No formal qualification
180 CPD hours / points
  • Reed courses certificate of completion - Free
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The cleaning, hygiene, and waste industry in the UK, as of 2023, represents about 5% of the national workforce, with approximately 1.47 million employees. This sector includes around 69,005 businesses and is one of the top ten industries in the UK for employment. Financially, it contributed £58.9 billion to the UK economy in 2022, demonstrating significant economic impact and growth.

The British Cleaning Diploma opens doors to a profitable career in a sector where salaries in the UK are becoming increasingly attractive. For professional cleaners, earnings can vary significantly based on factors such as experience, area of expertise, and location. This course begins by offering a clear perspective on the financial aspects of the cleaning industry, highlighting the earning potential within various cleaning domains. From standard domestic settings to specialised commercial environments, each area presents unique opportunities for financial growth.

Beyond mere salary expectations, the diploma also paves the way for entrepreneurial ventures in the cleaning industry. Modules like "Planning and Starting a Cleaning Business" and "Marketing, Advertising, and Sales" equip learners with the skills to set up and successfully run their cleaning businesses. This entrepreneurial angle opens up the potential for earnings that surpass those of typical employment in the field, making the British Cleaning Diploma a learning experience and a gateway to a more prosperous career in the cleaning sector.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completing the British Cleaning Diploma, learners will:

  • Understand the UK cleaning industry's size and economic role.
  • Gain cleaning skills across various settings.
  • Learn health and safety standards in cleaning.
  • Acquire business skills for running a cleaning enterprise.
  • Stay informed about industry trends and challenges.
  • Explore career progression opportunities in cleaning.

What will make you stand out?

On completion of this online course, you will gain:

  • CPD QS Accreditation & QLS Endorsement
  • After completing the Course, you will receive a FREE PDF Certificate as evidence of your newly acquired abilities.
  • Lifetime access to the whole collection of learning materials.
  • The online test with immediate results
  • You can study and complete the course at your own pace.



180 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards


2h 53m

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The British Cleaning Diploma is a comprehensive course designed to equip learners with a broad range of skills and knowledge necessary for success in the cleaning industry. Beginning with an introduction to the cleaning job, the course explores the diversity of cleaning roles, from residential to commercial environments. Learners can gain skills in house cleaning, food and commercial kitchen cleaning, and office cleaning, ensuring they are adept at handling various cleaning situations. The course also covers cleaning equipment, products, and appropriate clothing, highlighting the importance of safety and efficiency in cleaning practices.

In addition to developing skills, the diploma delves into the business aspects of the industry, guiding learners in starting and managing a cleaning business effectively. Topics such as marketing, advertising, sales, and business expansion are covered, along with crucial considerations like insurance, tax, and equipment procurement, making it a well-rounded program for those aiming to excel in the cleaning field or launch their own cleaning business.

Embark on your journey to becoming a cleaning industry expert with the British Cleaning Diploma. Enrol now and transform your future in the world of professional cleaning!

Reed courses certificate of completion

Digital certificate - Included

Will be downloadable when all lectures have been completed

CPD Quality Standard Certificate

Digital certificate - £4.99

Hardcopy Certificate (FREE UK Delivery)

Hard copy certificate - £9.99

Hardcopy Transcript: £9.99

Quality Licence Scheme Endorsed Certificate of Achievement:

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to order an original hardcopy certificate of achievement. This prestigious certificate, endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme, will be titled ‘Advanced Diploma in Cleaning at QLS Level 7’.

Your certificate will be delivered directly to your home. The pricing scheme for the certificate is as follows:

  • £129 GBP for addresses within the UK. Please note that delivery within the UK is free of charge.

Please Note: NextGen Learning is a Compliance Central approved resale partner for Quality Licence Scheme Endorsed courses.

Who is this course for?

This course is perfect for:

  • New starters & career changers: Master skills to land cleaning jobs.
  • Future business owners: Learn to launch & thrive in the cleaning industry.
  • Pros looking to level up: Sharpen skills & master new cleaning techniques.
  • Home cleaning enthusiasts: Elevate your cleaning routine to pro level.
  • Flexibility seekers: Enjoy a diverse & self-employment-friendly career path.
  • Hygiene champions: Learn best practices for a clean & healthy home.

After completing this British Cleaning course, anyone can later enrol in this course:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Cleaning Principles (RQF)


Without any formal requirements, you can delightfully enrol in this course.

Career path

Our course will prepare you for a range of careers, including:

  • Residential Cleaner
  • Commercial Cleaner
  • Specialist Cleaner
  • Cleaning Supervisor/Manager
  • Cleaning Business Owner
  • Facilities Manager
  • Training and Development Specialist

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Reed courses certificate of completion

Digital certificate - Included

Will be downloadable when all lectures have been completed


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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.