Healthcare and hygiene environments that require specific attention to infection control, safety and sanitation for the health and wellbeing of service users. This includes a range of both public and private sector environments that require prominent 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.
Learners undertaking this apprenticeship role must solely be for the purpose of cleaning such areas and they must be able to achieve the full breadth of the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to successfully complete this apprenticeship within their everyday role.
This apprenticeship is suitable for a range of establishments, from hospitals/care homes, where the operative would use a range of cleaning methods, to leisure centres, schools, restaurants, and hotels.
Learners without Level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for Level 2 English and maths prior to completion of their apprenticeship.
End Point Assessment Process
The Level 2 Health Care Cleaning Operative qualification consists of three assessment methods:
- Knowledge test
- Observation with questioning
- Structured Interview underpinned by portfolio
The performance in the Learners End Point Assessment will determine their overall apprenticeship standard and grade.