Level 2

| 12 months + EPA

Cleaning Hygiene Operative Apprenticeship

Equip individuals with the skills for a career in the cleaning industry


This programme is designed for employees who work in diverse settings where specialised cleaning techniques are necessary for maintaining safety and hygiene.

This course takes a minimum of 12 months to complete.

What is Cleaning Hygiene Operative Apprenticeship?

It is suitable for cleaning operatives working in places like hospitals and care homes where high levels of cleanliness are required. It is also aimed at commercial cleaning operatives who maintain hygienic environments in high-traffic areas such as offices, shopping centres, public transport hubs and public spaces.

Apprentices on this programme will learn the very latest standard operating procedures (SOPs) and legal requirements to provide safe and hygienic environments for service users, ensuring robust cleaning and disinfection standards set by clients are met.


Employers will set their own entry requirements in order to start on this apprenticeship.


12 months + EPA


Progression from this apprenticeship could be into a team leading role.

Cost / Funding

Levy Payers - £5,000

Non-Levy Payers - £300


Level 2

Functional skills

If the employee does not have maths and English GCSE grade 4+ or equivalent, they will need to pass maths and English Level 1 during their apprenticeship and work towards Level 2 English and maths prior to taking the end-point assessment.

End assessment

The End Point Assessment (EPA) for the Cleaning Hygiene Operative Apprenticeship includes:

  • Knowledge Test
  • Observation with Questioning
  • Interview

Professional support

Alongside the apprentice, a personal learning and development plan will be agreed, setting a timetable of learning activities in preparation for the end-point assessment.

The Vocational Trainer will meet with the apprentice regularly either online or face-to-face to complete and review assessments, provide further
coaching where required and agree the next steps of learning.

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People we work with

We take great pride in partnering with leading hospitality and retail brands, as well as independent businesses across the UK to support their employees' career pathways.

Cleaning Hygiene Operative Apprenticeship



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