Update to cleaning qualifications

Cleaning (resized)Our suite of cleaning qualifications has been updated with new documentation and assessment methods.

Based on feedback from Centres, changes have been made to the support provided for the HABC Level 2 Certificate in Cleaning Principles (QCF) and HABC Level 2 Certificate in Cleaning and Support Services Skills (QCF).

This includes:

Qualification specifications – these have been updated with improved layout and further clarification on IQA and tutor requirements, assessment ratios and guided learning hours. For the HABC Level 2 Certificate in Cleaning Principles (QCF), we have also elaborated more on the technical aspects of the qualification requirements including further amplification on unit requirements for the three mandatory units.

Learner packs – again the layout has been updated for clarity, whilst we have also included each learning outcome and assessment criteria for the mandatory units in the Evidence Tracking Sheet to support Centres.

Assessment strategy – the latest version of the Asset Skills (now The Building Futures Group) Assessment Strategy has been added to the HABC website.

Assessment – a new series of multiple-choice examination papers for the mandatory units of the HABC Level 2 Certificate in Cleaning Principles (QCF) has been released, covering:

  • Dealing with routine and non-routine waste R/502/2250
  • Health and Safety for the Cleaning and Support Services industry Y/502/2251
  • Working with customers and others in the Cleaning & Support Services industry D/502/2252

The following papers have a final use date of 11 May 2015:

  • Dealing with routine and non-routine waste R/502/2250 (Paper code CLM 1201);
  • Health & Safety for the Cleaning and Support Services industry Y/502/2251 (Paper code CLM 2201); and
  • Working with customers and others in the Cleaning & Support Services industry D/502/2252 (Paper code CLM3201).

If your Centre is holding stock of these papers, please speak to your HABC account manager about exchanging them for new papers.

Portfolio of evidence – for those learners with a fear of exam-based assessment we have now included portfolio of evidence as an assessment method for the units in the HABC Level 2 Certificate in Cleaning Principles (QCF) listed above. This means Centres have a choice to assess learners either by multiple-choice examination or portfolio of evidence.

If you have any questions, would like to discuss this further or have any feedback please do not hesitate in contacting your HABC account manager.

Improved assessment for cleaning qualifications

CleaningL2Following feedback from HABC Approved Centres, we’ve improved the assessment method for the mandatory units of the HABC Level 2 Certificate in Cleaning Principles.  Learners now have the choice of either completing these three units via multiple-choice-question papers or by producing a portfolio of evidence.  Learners must also complete one optional unit, with assessment of this through a portfolio of evidence.