You are here: Home / Qualifications / Qualifications Database / IQ Level 2 Award in Cleaning Principles (Periodic Cleaning of Soft Floors and Furnishings) (QCF)

IQ Level 2 Award in Cleaning Principles (Periodic Cleaning of Soft Floors and Furnishings) (QCF)


Qualification Number 601/2803/3
Title IQ Level 2 Award in Cleaning Principles (Periodic Cleaning of Soft Floors and Furnishings) (QCF)
Category National
Sector General Skills | Facilities
Operational Start Date 10/04/2014
Operational End Date 31/07/2017
Total Units 1 Min Credit 3
Min Guided Learning Hours 22 Max Guided Learning Hours 22
Min Age From 16 Min Age To 100

Registration Fee : £15.50

This is the administrative fee that IQ charges centres to register a learner on this qualification, and NOT a training fee. All fees include registration, certification and postage (international delivery rates may apply).

Qualification Purpose

Objectives of the qualification include preparing learners to progress to a qualification in the same subject area but at a higher level or requiring more specific knowledge, skills and understanding, meeting relevant programmes of learning, preparing learners for employment and supporting a role in the workplace.

About this Qualification

The IQ Level 2 Award in Cleaning Principles (Periodic Cleaning of Soft Floors and Furnishings) (QCF) is a qualification aimed at individuals who intend to develop and gain formal recognition of their knowledge and understanding of cleaning soft floors and furnishings, for example carpets, rugs, matting and upholstery. In the single mandatory unit, all learners will cover how to prepare and carry out valeting of soft surfaces and furnishings, check cleaning and resources, dispose of waste and return equipment and items.


Learners who achieve this qualification can progress to the IQ Level 2 Certificate in Cleaning Principles (QCF) using credits already achieved, because the single mandatory unit is common to that qualification. The IQ Level 2 Certificate in Cleaning Principles (QCF) qualification is the knowledge component of the Apprenticeship in Cleaning and Environmental Services: Cleaning and Support Services Pathway.

Take this Qualification

If you are interested in taking this qualification and would like to find your nearest IQ centre, please give us a call on 01952 457 452 and a member of our team will be happy to help.


To achieve the IQ Level 2 Award in Cleaning Principles (Periodic Cleaning of Soft Floors and Furnishings) (QCF), learners must achieve 3 credits from the single mandatory unit.

IQ Level 2 Award in Cleaning Principles (Periodic Cleaning of Soft Floors and Furnishings) (QCF)
Mandatory UnitMinimum Units:1
 Minimum Credits:3
 L/502/2294Periodic cleaning of soft floors and furnishings2322


Assessment of this qualification is by practical demonstration/ assignment, externally set, internally marked and quality assured by IQ. The Assessment Workbook provided by IQ and available to download from the website, must be used by centres to record all assessment. All assessment criteria must be met. Internal Verification must be carried out in accordance with centre procedures. All assessments are subject to external quality assurance by IQ.

Assessment criteria assessed by practical demonstration: These must be assessed by practical demonstration which demonstrates the learner’s competence; centres must use the practical demonstration section of the IQ Assessment Workbook. Although centres cannot use their own documentation or alternative methods of assessment, they should contextualise this section of the workbook to meet the requirements of the setting e.g. an office. Practical demonstrations do not have to be carried out in the workplace but they should be carried out in a realistic working environment appropriate to the unit.

Knowledge-based assessment criteria: These must be assessed by written question and answer or by oral questioning; centres must use the questions section in the IQ Assessment Workbook. If using written question and answer this should be internally marked by the assessor. If using oral questions and answer the answers should be recorded as well as marked by the assessor in the Achievement Record Workbook.

This qualification is not graded, successful learners achieve a pass.

Learner Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However, learners should be able to work at level 1 or above and be proficient in the use of English Language.

Tutor Requirements

All trainers delivering this qualification must be sector competent and possess relevant knowledge up to at least the level of this qualification. They should hold a teaching or assessor qualification.

Centre Requirements

Centres must be approved by IQ in order to offer this qualification.

Centres must be able to provide realistic suitable settings and equipment that will enable learners to carry out all the necessary tasks to fulfil the assessment criteria of the single mandatory unit.



Downloadable Resources