The UK cleaning industry is currently experiencing rapid changes in the way cleaning services are structured and organised, particularly with newly-emerged contract cleaning, specialised services, new technology, and the influence of European markets.
In response to this the University Certificate in Cleaning Management, an undergraduate level, one year, part-time course, is designed to promote the practical application of enterprise and legal principles to develop a skill set which is highly valued in a competitive employment market.
The course develops business and management skills for identifying and responding to opportunities for venture creation and for the transformation of existing enterprises. As part of the assessment programme students have the opportunity to develop their own business plans.
It also looks at the functional aspects of business management including the legal context within which the cleaning industry operates and legislation relating to business obligations including contract law and employment law.
The certificate is suitable for either cleaning managers or suitably qualified/experienced people aspiring to a management position or individuals who wish to enhance their employment opportunities. It has been designed to offer flexibility that can fit around your existing work commitments.
Candidates who achieve the Certificate will have:
- developed the competencies required to perform effectively at management level in the cleaning industry
- developed knowledge and understanding of legal contexts and constraints and enterprise practice
- a sound legal background for those who intend to undertake further academic study in this or a related field
- developed the skills required to manage environmental cleaning related issues in a variety of contexts
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.
Course modules (16/17)
Quantification, Enterprise and Marketing
- Module code: ENV2022DL
- Core module Y
Concerned with approaches to pricing and costing activities in the cleaning industry as well as marketing opportunities and pressures that businesses may experience.
Environmental Legislation for the Cleaning Industry
- Module code: ENV2021DL
- Core module Y
This module looks at the implications of environmental legislation on the cleaning industry. It explains the framework of regulation and control on pollution of the land, air and water, and the safe transport and disposal of wastes.
Managing Legal Issues in the Cleaning and Wastes Industries
- Module code: LAW1012DL
- Core module Y
This module provides the necessary knowledge and understanding to contribute to the management of legal issues in the cleaning industry. Although clearly related, each module is a self-contained unit of study in the sense that they address a set of specific themes, and you are systematically assessed on each of these.
Methods of Learning
The course is delivered by easy to follow module learning materials containing many stimulating activities via Northampton Integrated Learning Environment (NILE) which is an online environment. This is a place where the Course Tutors provide course materials, web links and further reading resources. NILE also provides a forum where you can meet and chat with other students. Candidates can expect one to one support with the tutors via NILE, email, telephone, Skype and face-to-face if required.
Through the study of each module, which is assessed under a common framework, you are not only gaining knowledge, but building on it in a sustained way.
The modules are worth 20 credits at level four or five and are weighted as 200 learning hours (teaching, learning and assessment). Modules are normally sent out in January, April and September
September, January, April
Our teaching staff have used their expertise to create interesting and varied assessments designed to not only test knowledge and skills but also consolidate and provide a platform for the acquisition of new skills. Assessments can take the form of essays, reports, short answer questions and time constrained assignments. A key element of the assessment process is the application of taught theory in real world scenarios. Students can expect three items of assessment per module.
Facilities and Special Features
Students are able to access all of the learning tools and information they need for a successful student experience from one place – the online Student Hub. The Hub allows students to easily view learning resources via our Skills Hub, read course handbooks and documents, access support and services, submit assignments via NILE and keep up to date with news and events. All University of Northampton students are also able to download and use Microsoft Office 365 for free.
The principle aims of the course are to develop the practical application of enterprise and legal principles to help managers or those aspiring to management positions be more effective, competitive and innovative. Students will be able to use acquired understanding and skills to meet the present needs and challenges of work in various organisations, agencies and industries. As well as providing opportunities for career development, the qualification can be used as a route for further study.
How to apply
For application information please see our how to apply page.
Two A-Levels or equivalent or appropriate industrial experience.
Application deadline dates are September, January and May every year.
Fees and funding
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 16/17 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
|Part Time:||£800 (60 Credits)|