Housekeeping Apprenticeship (Intermediate Level 2)

Course Information

  • Course Code: FS456
  • Duration: 1 academic year
  • Validated by: City and Guilds
  • Study Mode: Part time

Apprenticeships in Housekeeping are designed for people currently working or looking for a career performing daily domestic duties within a hotel environment. This apprenticeship is for staff who prepare and service bedrooms or who clean, service and prepare public rooms within their own workplace.

What will I study?
  • Cleaning and Servicing a range of housekeeping areas
  • Collect linen and make beds
  • Use of different chemicals and equipment
  • Carry out periodic room servicing and deep cleaning
  • Clean and maintain soft floors and furnishings
Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to study an Apprenticeship at Blackburn College. You will have an initial assessment when you come in for an interview, and this will show the level of English and maths qualifications, known as functional skills, that you will study alongside your apprenticeship.

Blackburn College will work with applicants to help find a suitable employer where possible. However we always advise anyone looking to undertake an apprenticeship to be actively seeking employment for themselves too.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in one or more of the following ways:

  • Course work
  • Exams
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Practical demonstration /assignment
  • Practical examination
  • Written examination
What can I do next?

On completion of this Apprenticeship, the apprentice will be competent to work as a Housekeeper, Room Attendant or Chamber Maid. Following further training and development, students can progress to Assistant Head/Housekeeper and eventually to Head Housekeeper, and other supervisory roles.

Your Study Programme

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Future income

Housekeepers can earn between £16,000 and £24,000 a year.

There may be a reduction in salary to cover rent and living expenses if accommodation is provided.

Figures are intended as a guideline only.



If you are aged 16-24, and you don't think you have the necessary 'work-ready' skills, we also offer Traineeships. Our 8 week courses provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure your place on an Apprenticeship. More information can be found here

Additional Apprenticeship Information

Apprentices should work for at least 30 hours per week and an Apprenticeship takes between one and five years to complete, depending upon the level of Apprenticeship and the industry sector. Most of the training is delivered in the workplace, so you will learn the skills you need to do the job well. The rest of the training is given by Blackburn College, either at the workplace, in College or via e-learning. The training is specifically tailored to ensure you develop the skills the employer wants, giving apprentices a real advantage in the workplace.

This means that apprentices not only have better long term salary prospects, but they also have excellent progression opportunities, whether looking to study further or climb the ranks within the workplace.