Cleaning and Infection Control for Home Carers

Good Cleaning & Hygiene Practice

Cleaning & Infection Control for Home Carers

Cleaner Training Re-invented


Whether you are a dedicated carer, a loved one, a family member or just a friend, the help you can give to someone in need helps removes a substantial burden of the day-to-day necessities of maintaining a home.

Their needs could be minor or rather more complex, they could be recovering from an operation (post-operative) which limits their mobility, or because of age they are finding the day-to-day activities increasingly more arduous. But because of a range of factors, both physical and medical, their capacity to fight infections has diminished, so domestic cleaning must be two-fold: the highest cleaning standard and infection control minded.

The cleaning and infection control steps taken in the home to protect vulnerable people from infections are a major part in the quality of care provided. Infections acquired can have serious, and in some case, life-threatening, implications to both the patient and to the carer.

Here is a unique course that combines the highest quality training in domestic cleaning with the critical knowledge of infection control and prevention. These two areas of study together will enable someone to clean a home or residence to the highest standard and reduce the likelihood transmitting an infection to a vulnerable person.

Ideal For:

Individuals coming into the cleaning industry without any prior knowledge of cleaning

Individuals already in the domestic and carers industry wanting to retrain or expand on their training

Community care workers

Carers for people of all ages and needs

In-house housekeeping teams within the NHS, local authority and private healthcare services

Charities and Social Enterprise companies looking after people of all ages with complex care needs

Domestic services for patients at home and home nursing

Course Syllabus

Understand how to work to and develop an entire cleaning system


1 – Basic cleaning information

Basic Cleaning Information

In this section we will show you what to look for, how to ready yourself and what cleaning techniques you will need – all before starting to clean.

Cleaning Information covered:


  1. How to plan and organise a clean
  2. Colour-coding
  3. Wet cleaning by hand
  4. Wet cleaning on floors (mopping)
  5. Damp cleaning
  6. Vacuum and carpet cleaning
  7. Descaling taps, showers, etc
  8. Disinfecting a surface

2 - How to clean the easy way

How To Clean The Easy Way

The previous section taught how to wet clean, how to clean TV’s and computers, how to disinfect a surface, how to use acid to get rid of scale around taps, and in toilets and showers. These are all crucial techniques to learn. Now you need to know all about doing the clean and that starts with planning – always plan a clean before you start it.


This section starts with how to plan a clean and how divide an area based on the level of work. Then each of the following areas are discussed in detail:


  1. Basic Room Cleaning Plan
  2. How to clean a bathroom
  3. How to clean toilets, sinks and showers
  4. How to clean a kitchen
  5. How to clean floors
  6. How to clean glass, windows and mirrors

3 - Cleaning for Infection control

Cleaning for Infection Control

This section covers one of the most important aspects of cleaning in homes with vulnerable people. If someone has been discharged from hospital and is recovering from an operation or has a chronic condition that limits their natural defences against infection, cleaning for infection control is vital to reduce the risk of passing on an infection.


This section starts with the important principles of infection control and how an infection spreads, then each of the following areas are discussed in detail:


  1. Introduction to the Principles of Infection Control in Homes
  2. What is a Disinfectant or a Sanitiser and how do we use them?
  3. Chain of Infection – How an infection spreads
  4. What Is Hazardous Waste
  5. Personal Hygiene and Safety
  6. Hand Washing
  7. Handling Hazardous and Blood-Contaminated Waste
  8. Sharps Management – Accidental Exposure to Blood or Blood-Contaminated Substances
  9. Handling of Linen
  10. Patient Room Cleaning Plan



This additional part introduces common infections you are likely to encounter, and looks at how they spread and what measures you need to put into place to combat them:

  • Stapylococcus aureus (including MRSA)
  • Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE)
  • Clostridium difficile (C. Diff)
  • Tuberculosis
  • Norovirus
  • Epidemic Infections (Influenza, SARS, COVID19)
  • Blood-borne viruses

4 - Health and Safety

Health and Safety

This section looks at basic health and safety, then discusses each of the following areas in detail:


  • Safe Use and Handling of Cleaning Products
  • Cleaning Equipment Introduction
  • Safe Working Practice
  • Visual Checks of Electrical Equipment
  • Electrically powered Equipment Safety Guidance
  • Care in the Use of Cleaning Machinery
  • General Site Safety

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£36 / Person

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What Else Do I Get?

Every student gets:

Printable Workbook

Fully printable A4 workbook to accompany the online material

Online Expert Support

Expert help is on-hand to answer any question you have

6 Months Access

Full 6 months access to the course materials even after you have finished

Fully Certificated

Receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course

Are you training your staff?

In addition, every organisation gets:

Group Purchasing

Discounts apply to group purchases, simply enter the number of trainees in the quantity box

Free Supervisor Role

With 5 or more trainees from one organisation, a free extra account for a supervisor who can oversee the progress of their staff

Certified & Accredited

Where will this take you?

You will receive a personalised certificate (1 per user), each with a unique certification number. The certificate can be validated by simply contacting us.

You will be entitled to use the title of certified Cleaning Masterclass cleaner.

Course Delivery

Completely Online: flexible, convenient and cost effective

The course is delivered through our own custom-built online training centre. Online learning is flexible, convenient and cost effective for the trainee and for companies seeking to train a number of staff members.

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