It is clear the needs of industry are firmly at FDQ’s core. Furthermore, the responsiveness of the teams is superb.
This function is essential to the running of most businesses. Therefore it is critical that cleaning staff are properly trained to ensure safety of operative, staff, consumers and clients.
The industry is challenged by high levels of staff turnover and low skill levels. These issues can be effectively addressed through quality training and development of both cleaning operatives and cleaning supervisors.
Our suite of FDQ cleaning qualifications is pivotal in helping drive up skill levels and in improving the standards of cleaning in businesses.
The FDQ suite of cleaning qualifications contains qualifications designed to develop and confirm occupational competence in the workforce.
Learners do not need any previous qualifications, but they do need to be working as a cleaner - either employed or as part of a work placement.
These qualifications and associated training are available from level 1 through to level 3. This means that they are appropriate for you if you are new to a cleaning role (level 1 or 2) or supervising a team of cleaning operatives (level 3).
Level 2 Certificate in Cleaning and Support Service Skills - £80.00
Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Cleaning - £109.50
Level 3 Diploma in Cleaning Supervision Skills - £90.00
These are particularly popular with employers as training and assessment can be carried out largely within the workplace. This means qualifications can be undertaken during the working day and require minimal time off the job.
The qualifications and associated training can be tailored to be relevant to an individual’s daily work and business procedures, to ensure maximum benefit is derived by both the learner and their business.
Owen Smith learning lamb butchery skills at MEAT Ipswich butchery school.
Owen Smith (18) has become our 100th successful EPA candidate. Owen trained for his butchery apprenticeship with MEAT Ipswich, where his trainer, Stuart Davis, said of him,
"Owen is a pleasant and very well mannered young man. Owen has gained confidence throughout his apprenticeship and has applied his learning to practical situations at his place of work, enabling him to adapt certain practices to suit the needs of the company. "
Originally studying for ‘A’ levels, Owen realised the academic route wasn’t for him, so applied for an apprentice butcher job with Ansell and Sons in Maldon, Essex. Though at first he struggled working a 39 hour week he enjoyed the butchery training, especially as he was being paid to learn! Since completing his butchery apprenticeship and end-point assessment he has become an integral part of the team. He loves interacting with people and feels he learns something new every day.
Now more than ever apprenticeships are a great way of bringing new people into your team, or developing the skills of existing staff. On 1st April employer contributions were halved from 10% to 5%. This means the Government funds 95% of the apprenticeship training costs. In some circumstances 100% of training costs are covered. Talk to one of our friendly team to find out more.Read more