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Foundation degree in Environmental Cleaning Management

Published 20th October, 2010 by Neil Nixon

Foundation degree in Environmental Cleaning Management

The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners is providing the opportunity of a foundation degree course, developed in collaboration with the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc), delivered via The University of Northampton. This course provides a unique opportunity to obtain a nationally recognised qualification in cleaning management whilst working.

The course is ideally suited to those who wish to develop and progress their careers within the cleaning or allied industries and to those who wish to gain a higher qualification and adapt to changes in the workplace.

A foundation degree is equivalent to the first two years’ full-time study for a first degree and can be ‘topped up’ to an honours degree by undertaking the equivalent of a further year's full time study.

The course is delivered by distance learning, and usually takes about four years to complete. The student completes three twenty-credit modules each calendar year by self-directed study. Detailed learning materials are provided. Further support is provided by a dedicated team of tutors working in an on-line virtual learning environment.

Each twenty-credit module involves about 200 hours of study, and is a self-contained learning package with course materials, self-assessment and assessed assignments.

As an alternative approach, there are two university certificates available, each covering three twenty-credit modules, but providing an intermediate qualification. These have the equivalent value for accreditation as part of the foundation degree. For organisations sponsoring a number of students, alternative arrangements can be made combining classroom training and distance learning.

Entry requirements for a foundation degree are one A-Level or equivalent and/or evidence of suitability gained through experience, other qualifications or prior learning, particularly for those over 21 years of age. The course enrols three times each year, allowing students to start in January, May or September.

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