REHIS Elementary Cleaning and Disinfection @ SCQF Level 5

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Aimed at those who have cleaning duties, or are responsible for the monitoring of cleaning practices within the workplace.

Understanding the importance of good working practices is vital if you work in the cleaning industry.

Course code



Dumfries and Stranraer Campus


09:00 – 14:00



Course Content

Candidates should be able to explain the following, by the end of the course:

  • The benefits of high standards of cleaning and disinfection and the disadvantages and costs of poor standards of cleaning and disinfection.
  • The legal and moral reasons for cleaning and disinfection
  • The meaning of cleaning terminologies (Cross contamination; cleaning; disinfection; detergent; bactercide etc)
  • The role the employer and employee has in maintaining high standards
  • The requirement for an employer to provide sufficient and adequate facilities for cleaning and disinfection
  • The use of a documented cleaning schedule and why it is important to monitor cleaning standards
  • The importance of high standards of personal hygiene.
  • The relationship between hazards and risk and the importance of risk assessments
  • The importance of reporting safety hazards and faults in cleaning equipment to supervisors.
  • The correct use of chemicals, COSHH & Safety data. To recognise and explain the hazard symbols on chemicals.
  • The importance of keeping accurate records
  • Cleaning Equipment and Processes


Multiple Choice Assessment at the end of the course

Additional funding information

No One Left Behind Training Allowance
Dumfries and Galloway Local Employability partnership (Funded by the Scottish Government) are proud to be working in partnership with DG College to offer eligible individuals funding to learn new, work-related skills and training.

You can use the money to build the skills you need for a job or get some training to take your career to the next level.

And because it’s not a loan, you don’t have to pay it back.

Check if you are eligible then follow the registration process.

Are you eligible?

You must meet all of the following criteria

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Resident in Dumfries and Galloway
  • Have the right to work and live in the UK.
  • Unemployed and looking to get back into work OR in employment and claiming an income-based benefit (i.e Universal Credit)

AND at least one of the following characteristics: (hyperlink to the definitions)

  • Parents with a child under the age of 19 (still registered in full time education)
  • Armed Forces Veteran
  • Asylum Seeker
  • Care Experienced
  • Caring responsibilities
  • Childcare needs
  • Criminal Convictions
  • Homeless or affected by housing inclusion.
  • Long Term health condition/ illness
  • No Limited work experience.
  • Refugee
  • Substance related conditions
  • Lack of Transport

If you meet the criteria, you could receive the full cost of your course fee.

Apply for your No One Left Behind Grant

To access support with the fees you must register with DG Works. Just follow the link or use the QR code. If you are already registered, please contact your Employment Key Worker for next steps.

Once you have completed the registration form and your eligibility has been checked someone from DG Works (part of Dumfries and Galloway Council) will contact you to ask you to provide the following evidence:

  • Reside in Scotland (e.g. evidence address)
  • Working Age (e.g. birth certificate)
  • Right to Live & Work in the UK (e.g. evidence of benefits)

If you have any questions please contact 01387 260035 or email

Course Contact Details

If you would like more information or to reserve a place on a course, please get in touch.

Telephone: 01387 734199

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