Cleaning and Infection Control for Home Carers

Brand new for 2018


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

Cleaning companies wanting to train their domestic cleaners

Hotels and residential homes wanting to train their cleaning staff

Hostels, Guest Houses, Apartments, live-in accommodation

Charities and Social Enterprise companies looking to train people to work with vulnerable people

Home carers looking after vulnerable and recuperating people

Domestic services for patients at home and home nursing

What will you get from the course?

Knowledge of and a thorough grounding in basic cleaning techniques

Skills in analysing a cleaning task or area to be cleaning and develop a cleaning plan. This skill is particularly useful for unique cleaning situations

Skills and knowledge in handling difficult cleaning tasks.

Understanding the core principles of infection and how it spreads

Knowledge in understanding the importance of infection control and how cleaning plays a vital role

Skills in cleaning up a range of potentially infectious wastes

The ability to clean and disinfect a patient room

The ability to work safely with electrical and non-electrical cleaning equipment

The skills to spot potentially unsafe electrical cleaning equipment

  • Individual

    • A single user account
    • £60 per user
    • 6 months access
    • Online Expert Support & Assistance
    • Access to special offers

  • Micro Businesses

    • 2 to 5 user accounts
    • 30% off bulk purchase
    • 6 months access
    • Online Expert Support & Assistance
    • Fully Invoiced
    • Access to special offers

  • Small Businesses

    • 6 to 20 user accounts
    • 60% off bulk purchase
    • 6 months access
    • Online Expert Support & Assistance
    • Fully Invoiced
    • Access to special offers

  • Medium/Large Businesses & Charities

    • 21+ user accounts
    • 6 months access
    • Online Expert Support & Assistance
    • Fully Invoiced
    • Access to special offers

   Discounts are automatically applied during checkout – simply add the required quantity and purchase.

Course Structure & Summary

Understand how to work to and develop an entire cleaning system


As much as possible the course features step by step graphic instructions with full explanations as to why the cleaner has to take the steps they do, to make understanding that much easier, so the course is half graphics and half text – based, working around building a simple professional cleaning system just for house and residential cleaning.

The course is divided into 7 main sections, under the following headings:

Part 1 – Basic cleaning information: What to look for at the start of a clean

Part 2 – How to clean the easy way: Planning, dividing an area and starting the clean

Part 3 – Cleaning for Infection control: Often neglected, but a vital part of preventing the spread of infections

Part 4 – Health and safety: Whether the cleaning work is carried out in someone’s home or a large residential block, the site is considered a workplace.




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:

  • How to plan and organise a clean
  • Colour-coding
  • Wet cleaning by hand
  • Wet cleaning on floors (mopping)
  • Damp cleaning
  • Vacuum and carpet cleaning
  • Descaling taps, showers, etc
  • Disinfecting a surface

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:

  • Basic Room Cleaning Plan
  • How to clean a bathroom
  • How to clean toilets, sinks and showers
  • How to clean a kitchen
  • How to clean floors
  • How to clean glass, windows and mirrors

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:

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

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
  • Visual Checks of Electrical Equipment
  • Electrically powered Equipment Safety Guidance
  • Care in the Use of Cleaning Machinery
  • General Site Safety

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.

What Else Do I Get?

Flexible solutions and cost effective for everyone, individual to large businesses alike

Our systems are designed to handle the requirements of any organisation – sole trader, business, public sector or charity – with the care and attention to each individual trainee. We understand the uniqueness of everyone’s situation, tell us about your requirements and we will tell you where we can fit in.

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.

Learn more about the advantages and benefits of our online learning…