Are you a cleaning and hygiene sector employer interested in accessing funds to develop your workforce?
Have you heard about the Level 2 Cleaning Hygiene Operative Apprenticeship?
The Level 2 Cleaning Hygiene Operative Apprenticeship will enable industry businesses to invest in their staff, providing employees an opportunity to access a recognised work-related cleaning qualification.
The Apprenticeship Standard for the whole of cleaning and hygiene sector is due to be launched on 1 January, 2024.
The apprenticeship will benefit your business by:
• developing a workforce with skills specific to your business
• allowing existing employees to pass on their knowledge to your next generation of employees
• providing you with a motivated and fast-developing workforce.
As well as unlocking millions of pounds a year for staff training in the sector, the new apprenticeship will help the sector and staff achieve greater recognition for their vital and skilled work which contributes to the health and wealth of the nation.
It offers the opportunity for organisations to use Apprenticeship Levy payments to fund Cleaning Hygiene Operative Apprenticeships for their staff.
All sector employers with an annual wage bill of more than £3 million pay the Apprenticeship Levy and could implement the Apprenticeship Standard in their businesses, as could smaller businesses who have been gifted Levy payments.
Full details of the funding criteria are available at:
The tariff for the Apprenticeship Standard has been confirmed as £5,000 per learner, which is inclusive of all aspects and proportionate to the quantity and quality of the work involved.
You can view the Apprenticeship Standard and End Point Assessment plan in full here:
Companies interested in setting up the scheme in their workplace should select a training provider, agree the delivery plan and commence the onboarding process.
Apprenticeship providers for cleaning related qualifications may be found at:
The British Cleaning Council has been hosting workshops about the Cleaning Hygiene Operative Apprenticeship.
You can download the frequently asked questions doc here:
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You can download the slides from the presentations here: