Training & Education

AHCP Professional Development Programme

Who is this programme for?

As a member of a cleaning team this programme has been designed to evidence that you meet the requirements and competencies relating to your role. It helps you to reflect on how you are applying what you have learned through induction and training.

How will the programme help me meet the requirements?

Cleaning Science workshops to compliment your learning and support your successful completion will be available. The study of cleaning as a science will enable the transfer of knowledge which impacts on your cleaning related activities. These may be classroom based or accessed online.

In the programme you will find multiple choice questions based on the requirements of your role as outlined below. Each question is designed to help you demonstrate that you are competent as a Healthcare Cleaning Professional and will be followed up with practical demonstrations.
Course Content:

  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Cleaning and the Environment
  • Practical Cleaning Applications
  • Health, Safety and The Environment
  • Communications and Customer Service
  • Personal Development

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Training & Education funding opportunities

Wamitab Practical Cleaning Skills

To meet the needs of an ever changing and modern NHS a newly developed suite of skills is available from September 2019.

  • Accredited Practical Cleaning Course without cost!
  • Short Sharp delivery – your place or mine?
  • Awarding body – WAMITAB

Cache Level 2 Certificate in the Prevention & Control of Infection in Healthcare Settings

  • An intermediate accredited Infection Prevention & Control Course without cost!
  • Short Sharp delivery – 12 hours in total
  • Distance learning possible
  • Awarding body – NCFE/Cache

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We are pleased to advise the Health Care Cleaning Apprentice submission has been successful.

The Institute for Apprenticeships (IFA) have now approved the model, final steps are currently underway writing the assessment criteria, grading descriptions.

Once the tariff is agreed Trusts will be able to embark and use their levy funding to cover the cost.

We are confident that the model will ready for its release in 2020.

Waste Management Programme

In conjunction with The University of Northampton we are please to offer our members the opportunity of completing the Healthcare and Allied Industries Waste Programme.

The University of Northampton hosts the Healthcare and Allied Industries Waste Programme and Resources Research Group which focuses on developing an evidence base for managing Healthcare and Allied Industries Waste in England and Wales.

Candidates who achieve the level 2 Healthcare and Allied Industries Waste Programme qualification will have:

  • Developed knowledge, and understanding of scientific facts, terms, methods, concepts, principles and relationships.
  • A sound scientific background for those who intend to undertake further academic study in this or a related field.
  • Developed the skills required to manage healthcare wastes.

At the end of the course candidates will be more confident in their ability and have acquired skills to improve both their own and their organisation’s performance by being more analytical and reasoned decision makers.

Study will take place via e-Learning/online virtual learning environment.

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