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 our University Certificate in Cleaning Management, an undergraduate level, one year, part-time course, will help you to understand the practical application of enterprise and legal principles, a skill set which is highly valued in this competitive employment market.
This course will help you to develop the business and management skills that are needed in order to identify and respond to opportunities for venture creation and for the transformation of existing enterprises. As part of the assessment, you will have the opportunity to develop your own business plans.
There is a focus on 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.
Our certificate is suitable for either cleaning managers or suitably qualified and experienced people aspiring to a management position. It would also be valuable for individuals who wish to enhance their employment opportunities. This flexible course can fit around your existing work commitments.
Through studying this course you 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 if you 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 (17/18)
Quantification, Enterprise and Marketing (20 Credits)
- 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 (20 Credits)
- 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 (20 Credits)
- Module code: ENV1113DL
- 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.
Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.
Methods of Learning
This course is delivered through our virtual learning environment NILE. This is where your tutors will provide course materials and further resources, where activities will be housed and where you will be able to meet and discuss with other students in forums. You can expect one to one support from your tutor via NILE, email, phone, Skype or face to face if necessary.
Each module is worth 20 credits and involves 200 learning hours, including teaching, learning and assessment. We normally send the modules out in January, April and September.
September, January, April
Your assignments have been carefully designed to test your knowledge and skills while consolidating what you’ve learned and providing the opportunity for you to gain even more 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. You can expect three items of assessment per module.
The principle aims of this 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. You will be able to use your new 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.
We ask that applicants have two A-Levels or equivalent or appropriate industrial experience.
Fees and funding
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 17/18 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
|Part Time:||£820 (60 Credits)|