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Begin Your Housekeeping Journey! Grasp Cleaning Techniques, Teamwork, Communication Skills, and More. Arm Yourself for Success in Hospitality Environments, Care Homes, and Private Residences.

Starts: 7th November 2023
Day: Tuesday
Time: 10 am to 2pm
Duration: 6 weeks

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Welcome to The Essential Housekeeping Skills Course!

This course is a practical, wide-ranging programme designed for those eager to embark on or enhance their housekeeping career. It provides a fundamental introduction to the profession, ideal for individuals seeking roles in hospitality establishments, care homes, and private households.

Over the span of 6 weeks, participants will acquire vital skills such as the proper use of cleaning chemicals and equipment, mastery of diverse cleaning techniques, and the know-how to clean various customer areas effectively. But our curriculum extends beyond the basics of housekeeping tasks. 

Participants will also cultivate essential soft skills including effective teamwork and communication capabilities, all crucial for succeeding in a service-driven industry. 

Furthermore, the course emphasizes personal development, preparing you for the multifaceted demands of a housekeeping role. 

 Course Schedule: 

Day: Tuesday
Time: 10 am to 2 pm 
Duration: 6 weeks  

Who can take the course?

This course is particularly beneficial for those currently working or intending to work in home care, social care, private housekeeping, or hotels. It's also a helpful resource for recruiters aiming to better understand the competencies and requirements of the housekeeping industry. 

Embark on this journey to enhance your housekeeping skills and open up new career opportunities.

What You'll Learn in Essential Housekeeping Skills Course

introduction to Housekeeping and where you can work. The art and importance of housekeeping.
Chemicals and equipment: Getting ready for work
Cleaning methods: Bathrooms, Bedrooms and public areas
Bed making and the difference between daily and deep cleaning methods
Health and Safety how to look after yourself and work well
Challenge: Can you clean an area in the allotted time?
Mastering the Art of Laundry
Decluttering and organization hacks
Practical Ergonomics for Housekeepers


The course takes place in: LAKEFIELD HOSPITALITY COLLEGE
Maresfield Gardens NW3 5RY

What will you need to apply?

Please be prepared to provide your residency documents such as a passport, EU citizen ID card, UK Birth Certificate or Biometric Card. If you have been in the UK for less than 3 years or have entered the UK with a visa you will need to provide evidence that you are eligible to study in the UK - your visa, your biometric card that covers the duration of your course or any relevant home office documents to support your residency should all be uploaded. If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen we will need to see evidence of 'Pre-Settled' or 'Settled-status' documents. Also for funding purposes we would need to see evidence of payslips if working (within the last 3 months). If you are receiving benefits (e.g JSA, ESA, Universal Credit (UC), Housing benefits etc. please bring evidence of this).

Head Of Learning And Development

Meet Your Instructor

Kristen Henderson is a dedicated and seasoned educator currently serving as a faculty member at Lakefield College. With a passion for lifelong learning and a diverse educational background, Kristen specializes in creating dynamic and inclusive learning environments that stimulate intellectual curiosity and academic growth. In her tenure at Lakefield, she has consistently demonstrated a commitment to student success, nurturing individual potential, and fostering a love for learning. Her comprehensive pedagogical approach integrates innovative teaching methods with practical real-world experiences, preparing students for the challenges of the modern world.

Kristen Henderson

Senior Instructor



What residency documents do I need to provide for enrollment?

 I've been in the UK for less than 3 years / I have a visa. What additional documentation is required?

 I'm an EU, EEA, or Swiss citizen. What documents do I need to provide?

What documents do I need to provide for funding purposes?