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NCCA Training Courses

For professional cleaners wanting to learn more, the NCCA organises a series of comprehensive training courses.

Course Venue: NSPCC Training Centre, Leicester, LE4 1EZ - unless otherwise stated.

Professional Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Professional Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Spend a weekend in Leicester at the NCCA's next entry level carpet and upholstery cleaning training course, for both newcomers to the business and experienced professionals. Learn from impartial training on a wide spectrum of carpet and soft furnishing cleaning equipment and techniques - with the added bonus of NCCA membership at the end of the line.

Attendance at this, or an equivalent course, is mandatory for all new applicants for NCCA membership, who must achieve a pass to an appropriate standard in the test that follows to become a full member of the NCCA and to add the coveted logo to their company name.

The two-day course is led by Paul Pearce (NCCA Technical Director) and Pawlo Woloszyn (NCCA Member and Past President), both practising carpet cleaners in touch daily with customers and their problems. Trainees reap the benefit of their combined experience to avoid the pitfalls that lie in wait for the unprepared.

The course includes a multiple-choice examination and is certificated. Each trainee also receives the NCCA's extensive Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Manual. For further information, including prices, terms and conditions and venue details, please download the course programme and booking form.

Cost: Members: £225 + VAT / Non Members: £275 + VAT

A discount is available for bookings of two or more delegates on to any one Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Course, please contact the office for further details.

Course Dates - 2017

Dates Book On-line
September 15th - 16th 2017 Member Non-member
November 17th - 18th 2017 Member Non-member

» Download the Course Programme and Booking Form


Advanced Spot & Stain Treatment and Removal Course

Advanced Spot & Stain Treatment and Removal Course

You will learn how to identify the nature of a stain, specific things to look out for and how to advise the client before you start.

Stains can be complex and require patience and knowledge of appropriate cleaning solutions. It is important to define what fabric, fibre, dyes and finishing agents have been used to create the soft furnishing being worked upon.

You will learn to identify the stain and establish the chemical solution to be applied. The course teaches how to determine the expected results, and not to guarantee that complete removal of a stain will be achieved.

This is a one-day course, held in Leicestershire. It does not include an examination, however each delegate will receive an attendance certificate, course manual and three spotting tools which can be used on the day and taken home to use again.

For further information, including prices, course programme and venue details, please download the booking form.

Cost: Members: £115 + VAT / Non Members: £155 + VAT

Course Dates - 2017

Dates Book On-line
October 27th 2017 Member Non-member

For further information, course programme and venue details, please download the booking form.

» Download the booking form (PDF)


NCCA Leather Identification & Cleaning Course

Tutor: Pawlo Woloszyn

Venue: NSPCC Training Centre, Leicester

Learn about the tanning process, how to identify different types of leather and finishes and how to clean leather upholstery.

Course includes demonstrations and you will be provided with comprehensive course notes and a set of leather samples.

Cost: Members: £115 + VAT / Non Members: £155 + VAT

Course Dates 2017

Dates Book On-line
November 16th 2017 Member Non-member

» Download the booking form (PDF)

Contact the office for further information.


Health & Safety Course for Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners

To be held in Leicester (venue to be confirmed)

Health & Safety laws apply to all businesses no matter how small, even the self employed. The laws are there to prevent people from being harmed at work and providing a satisfactory working environment. They are also there to protect the public from workplace dangers. This course will take delegates through several policy and assessment documents, which are all on Microsoft Word templates and can be completed as required. Paul Pearce, the course tutor will walk you through step by step procedures to create your own documents. Many of these can be completed during the course, so if you have them please bring your own laptops. You will be able to leave the course having started to implement your company’s health & safety policy.

The topics to be covered include:

  • The Law
  • Manual Handling
  • Lone Working
  • Emergency Plans & Reporting Accidents
  • Work Environment Guidelines
  • Slips & Trips
  • First Aid Guidelines
  • The importance of Training & Induction
  • Risk Assessment (inc template on CD)
  • Method Statement (inc template on CD)
  • Health & Safety Policy (inc template on CD)
  • COSHH Assessment (inc template on CD)
  • 10 Health & Safety PDF documents on the CD.

Course Dates - 2017

TBA

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An Introduction to Insurance and Insurance-related Work (INS)

With Adrian Jolly and Paul Pearce

Venue: TBC

This new one day course has been put together due to the number of members now receiving insurance related work. The course will cover topics such as: Insurance Market Overview, Supply Chain Structure and Current Initiatives. Domestic Insurance Policies & Policy Cover, Interpretation of Policy Terms, Underwriting, Material Facts and Warranties, Methods of Claim Settlement, Reinstatement, Repair and Indemnity, The Roles of Claim Management Professionals, Health & Safety, Asbestos Awareness, An Overview of Wider Peril Related Work, Water, Fire and Other Peril Damage, The Role of The BDMA.

Delegates will receive an attendance certificate. Lunch and refreshments included in fee. A 5% discount is available for bookings of two or more delegates from the same company, contact the office before booking.

Adrian Jolly (ACII, CIP) has an extensive 35 years of experience in the insurance industry, and has spent the last 25 years in the damage management sector. Adrian is a director of the British Damage Management Association (BDMA) and an Associate of The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).

NCCA Technical Director, Paul Pearce, is one of the leading experts in carpet and upholstery cleaning and will be advising on the most common insurance related claims in the industry.

Cost: Members: £155 + VAT / Non-Members: £205.00 + VAT

Course Dates 2017:

TBA


NCCA Rug School (RUG)

With Paul Pearce

NEW VENUE: Cleanspec Cumbria, 62 Gilwilly Road, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 9BL

This two day course will include both hands-on participation and theory. The course will cover topics such as: Inspecting Rugs, Rug Dusting & Beating, Cleaning Basics, Spotting, Special Treatments, Cleaning Procedures, Cleaning Challenges and Finishing. Delegates will receive an attendance certificate. Lunch and refreshments included in fee. A 10% discount is available for bookings of two or more delegates from the same company, contact the office before booking.

Cost: Members: £230.00 + VAT / Non-Members: £280.00 + VAT

Course Dates 2017:

Dates Book On-line
September 28th - 29th 2017 Member Non-member

Curtain Cleaning & Anti-Soil Protection Course (CASP)

NCCA Members Only

Venue: NSPCC Training Centre, Leicester

This two-part training course covers in-situ curtain cleaning and anti-soil protection to soft furnishings, enabling delegates to understand the complexities behind the cleaning of curtains and how and when to apply protection products.

Course tutor, Paul Pearce, will firstly take attendees through curtain cleaning covering surveying, testing and identification, set-up and vacuuming, curtain types, steam cleaning, dry cleaning, tools and equipment and cleaning solutions. Following this the subject will then move to protection, covering surveying, identification and testing, setup and dry soil removal, moving furniture, protector options, spray equipment, solutions and health and safety.

Cost: Members: £125.00 + VAT / Non-Members: £175.00 + VAT

Course Dates 2017:

Dates Book On-line
5th October 2017 Member Non-member

Course prices are subject to change without notice.
Cancelling a booking: Course fees will be forfeit should the Association receive less than seven full days notice of cancellation.
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