Professional Carpet Cleaning Training Course

5.00 out of 5
(22 customer reviews)

£85.00 plus VAT

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Product Description

One day ‘hands-on’ carpet cleaning training course (NCCA approved)

  • Next course: See above
  • Time: 8.30am to 5pm
  • Trainer: Mr. Derek Bolton
  • Venue: 2 Phoenix Court, Finch Close, Lenton Lane Industrial Estate, Nottingham NG7 2PU (5-10 mins from train station)
  • Hotels within 5 minutes drive: Travelodge Riverside Nottingham, Premier Inn Castle Marina Nottingham (we are 10 minutes drive from train station)

‘Hands On’ carpet cleaning training course

For a newbie, it’s easy to leave a theory-based carpet cleaning training course feeling that you know everything about carpet cleaning – apart from how to clean carpets!

That is why Cleansmart runs a series of one day ‘hands-on’ carpet cleaning training courses. This one day training course teaches you everything you need to know to start cleaning carpets safely and professionally. It also makes an excellent refresher course for more experienced professional carpet cleaners.

As well as the necessary theory, we also include a ‘hands on’ section on all Cleansmart courses. We actively encourage delegates to bring along a small rug or carpet off-cut etc. to clean on the day. There is plenty of opportunity to ‘have-a-go’ and try various different types of equipment for yourself if you want to – we don’t keep you sat behind a desk all day!

Training course class sizes are small, with a relaxed and informal atmosphere, and we encourage delegates to ask lots of questions!

What’s included?

  • Carpet Cleaning Course Reference Manual pdf
  • Training Course Certificate
  • 12 months Free technical support
  • Free use of ‘Cleansmart Carpet Technician’ logo*
  • Cleansmart Carpet Technician animated website logo*
  • Buffet lunch, coffee/tea served throughout the day

 

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Train with Cleansmart and display the ‘Cleansmart Trained Technician’ logo

* Delegates must complete our ‘Advertising Permission Declaration Form’ before using any Cleansmart logos, images or text.

NCCA Approved training

Delegates who have attended both our carpet and upholstery cleaning courses can then take the optional NCCA entrance exam (there is a £30 + VAT admin charge for taking the NCCA exam, the NCCA exam is at the end of the upholstery course day). Pass the exam and you are then eligible to join the NCCA. You also get 6 months free NCCA membership included with this course after passing the exam.

What’s covered?

Presentation and survey

How to conduct the pre-clean survey is probably the most important part of this carpet cleaning training course. How will you clean the carpet? What is the best method? What chemicals will you use? What potential problems you will need to recognise and avoid? Are the customer’s expectations realistic? How will you present your services? What should you charge?

Cleansmart carpet cleaning training arms you with all the knowledge you need to answer all these questions with confidence, enabling you to clean safely, effectively and profitably.

The contents of a carpet

To clean safely, it’s vital to have a basic understanding of how different carpets are made. Certain carpet constructions can be very high risk – use the wrong cleaning method or chemical and it could lead to an expensive insurance claim (and an even more expensive loss of reputation).

In this section we teach you how to identify the different carpet constructions and fibres, and how carpet constructions are linked to the cleaning process.

Chemicals in carpet cleaning

There are literally thousands of carpet cleaning chemicals on the market – the choice can be bewildering to a newcomer. But choosing the right chemical for the job is absolutely essential if we are to clean effectively and safely.

In this section you will learn why it’s important to select the right chemicals for the job, how chemical balance (pH) works in the carpet cleaning process, and other important considerations when selecting the right cleaning solution.

Dealing with spots and stains

Often the main reason a customer decides to have the carpet cleaned is that something has been spilt on it. Good spot removal involves training, practice, patience and the right chemical and technique.

This section of the carpet cleaning course covers basic spot removal, including technique, chemical selection, risk and how best to approach a spot when you don’t know what it is. There will also be a short practical demonstration on correct spot removal technique.

Practical demonstrations of different carpet cleaning systems

We introduce the various types of equipment used by professional carpet cleaners. Practical demonstrations are included. We encourage you to take part and try out the various pieces of equipment if you want to.

We will then clean a small area of carpet in a mock situation and any rugs/carpet off-cuts etc. brought in by delegates on the day (time allowing). In this section you see how everything you have learned comes together on the job:

  • Surveying the job
  • Which method?
  • Which chemicals?
  • What are the risks?
  • Furniture removal
  • Pre-vacuuming
  • Pre-spray
  • Agitation
  • Extraction and wand technique
  • Spotting
  • Groom and final inspection
  • Accelerated drying

Add on carpet cleaning services

It makes sense to offer add-on services right from the word go – this can substantially increase your income. In this section we will discuss various ways that you can increase your revenue whilst carrying out a carpet clean. This section alone should pay back your carpet cleaning training course fee many times over!

What you learn on Cleansmart’s carpet cleaning training course:

  • How to get first class professional results
  • How to get the best from your equipment and materials
  • Which methods of cleaning systems are available?
  • How to identify and clean the different fibre types
  • How to select the correct cleaning chemical for the job
  • How to avoid costly problems and which jobs you may have to say ‘no’ to
  • How to sell your services
  • How to carry out a pre-clean survey
  • How much to charge and why
  • How to manage your customer’s expectations
  • How to increase your profits significantly by offering add-on services
  • Everything you need to know to get started as a professional carpet cleaner!

Don’t forget, after the courses we are always available to offer technical advice whenever you encounter a situation you’re not 100% confident with. You get 12 months free technical support with this course.

About the carpet cleaning course trainer…

Derek is one of the best known and most respected trainers in the carpet cleaning industry with over 40 years experience!

Derek started his cleaning business in July 1969 in the contract cleaning sector. Derek joined the CCA (now the NCCA) in the early seventies and became a Director of the Association shortly afterwards. He has held many of the key rolls within the NCCA including President and Training Director. He was made an honoury member of the NCCA in 2012.

Derek became involved with the 3M Scotchgard programme in 1977 and went on to become the principal instructor and trouble shooter for the Scotchcare UK network. Derek also writes regularly for many of the Trade Magazines.

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Derek Bolton Course Trainer

Reserve your carpet cleaning course place today:

The cost of the Cleansmart carpet cleaning training course is just £85 + VAT per delegate. Payment is required in advance by credit or debit card. If you’d like to book, please ‘add to cart’ at the top of this page.

Save £20.00 when you book both courses together!

Attend the Cleansmart Upholstery Cleaning Technician Course (the following day) and save £20. As a professional carpet cleaner, customers will normally expect you to know how to clean sofas too. Often customers will require both carpets and upholstery to be cleaned. It is therefore well worth attending both our carpet and upholsterty courses in one visit – more info on the upholstery cleaning course here.

Places on this course are limited, so if you would like to come along, please book as soon as possible – just add to cart at the top of this page.

Any questions, please see the Faq’s tab above the product description or use the ‘Got a question’ form on this page

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  1. Mark taylor

    5 out of 5 Carpet and upholstery cleaning course.

    Mark taylor

    I recently went on both the carpet and upholstery cleaning course. I found it was brilliant. It doesn’t get much better than learning from the best in the business. Derek is very informative and demonstrates very well aswell as having a good sense of humour :). I had never cleaned a carpet or any upholstery before taking this course but left feeling very confident. I would definitely recommend for beginners and professionals.

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  2. lubadaniel1981

    5 out of 5 DANIEL

    lubadaniel1981

    For someone who has never before been in the business of cleaning, this course is a great solution to acquire the necessary knowledge !! I was on a two-day course and everything I knew so far turned out to be nothing compared to what I learned! Mr. Derek gave us golden thoughts about cleaning and the cleansmart team provided a professional approach to the course! I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to enter the cleaning business !!

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  3. One person found this helpful
    rana

    5 out of 5 2 Days Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Course

    rana

    I travelled from London to Nottingham for this training and after finish first day draining i was extremely happy for taking that decision and went their for 2nd day Upholstery training that covers mattress , curtains etc as well Darek is one of the most experienced man within industry , atmosphere was very friendly and every one in clean smart ready to help you with any question or any product .
    I would definitely recommend to any one who is looking for professionalism within cleaning industry .

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  4. One person found this helpful
    Lukasz Knefel

    5 out of 5 Lukasz Knefel

    Lukasz Knefel

    What a fantastic course. Derek is a great trainer and all the guys are friendly and make time to answer your questions.

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  5. simon.goodwin45

    5 out of 5 Carpet & Upholstery Training Course

    simon.goodwin45

    Attended the courses on 9th & 10th August 2018. Derek runs a fantastic course his knowledge is second to none. Would recommend this course to anyone wanting to start out in this business.

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  6. classickelse

    5 out of 5 great course and equipment

    classickelse

    staff are very knowledgeable and take time to throughly explain everything before we purchased our equipment. The training course was sometimes hard to absorb all the information but was extremely informative and the additional notes provided clear instructions to follow.

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  7. uldissita1

    5 out of 5 Uldis Sita

    uldissita1

    Very good , informative and enjoyable training course , highly recommended, Would advise anyone who is starting up carpet cleaning business ,thanks Derek Bolton and Clean Smart team

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  8. mopsandbucketsho

    5 out of 5 Recent upholstery course

    mopsandbucketsho

    Dereks unique training ability matched with great products sold by Cleansmart is a gem not to be missed. Dereks stories are legendary, a course not to be missed.
    Dave de Burton Mops and Buckets Westward Ho!

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  9. garywoollett

    5 out of 5 Good venue and training.

    garywoollett

    Great course for beginners and experienced cleaners alike. Derek is a great trainer and all the guys are friendly and make time to answer your questions.

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  10. Mark Thomas

    5 out of 5 Two day training course

    Mark Thomas

    Attended the carpet and upholstery course, Derek was very informative about all aspects of the cleaning process and made time to talk to you at breaks if you had any issue.Regards M Thomas

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  11. Rich P

    5 out of 5 Try and find one better

    Rich P

    Derek explains things in simple easy to understand terms, going through each step of the processes in detail. If you don’t understand, he is always happy to explain further. After over 40 years experience in the industry, you will struggle to find better tuition.

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  12. Jon M

    Jon M

    Very informative and interesting carpet and then upholstery / soft furnishings course. Derek was a font of knowledge! Would definitely recommend to anybody wanting a grounding in the subjects.

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  13. stuartturley

    stuartturley

    Attended both courses at Cleansmart, really enjoyed them and learnt a lot from Derek. I would highly recommend these courses for anyone starting out or brushing up on their techniques. All the staff were very friendly and looked after us well. 5 stars from me!

    Stuart

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  14. jkned

    5 out of 5 Carpet Cleaning Training Course

    jkned

    I’d like to thank Derek for a very informative and enjoyable training course.His knowledge and teaching skills were excellent.Cheers mate

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  15. michael495

    5 out of 5 Mr Michael Harris

    michael495

    Really good training course learnt loads. I had done a couple of carpet cleans before i completed the course. I wish i had not done them before as what i learnt would of saved me time, completed the work to a higher standared also made me much more money. Would advise anyone who is starting up carpet cleaning to complete this course first. Thanks again Michael.

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  16. Sean

    5 out of 5 Carpet cleaning course

    Sean

    Turned up on the day knowing very little. Learned so much and now feel very confident! Derek was very informative and a nice chap too! Thanks!

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  17. Jimmy & Jacqueline Trading as Good As New

    5 out of 5 professional carpet & Upholstery cleaning course

    Jimmy & Jacqueline Trading as Good As New

    We had a great time training with Derek Bolton he knows what he is talking about he kept us informed over the two day course thank you for your valuable information

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  18. malcolm stead

    5 out of 5 professional carpet cleaning course

    malcolm stead

    An excellent day with Derek Bolton. His extensive knowledge was great and he informed us all well about carpet cleaning and how to set up our businesses. A very worthwhile day

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  19. steph.hillier

    Great Course!

    steph.hillier

    I learn’t so much about carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning, I feel much more confident now! I would recommend it highly to anyone thinking of start their own business. Thank you Cleansmart!

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  20. Maureen Stewart

    Maureen Stewart

    Can you let us know when your next course will be after August?

    Thanks
    Maureen

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  21. Andrew Dixon

    Fantastic and informative!

    Andrew Dixon

    Fantastic and informative training, highly reccomended for newbies or people already trading, Dereks teaching skills and knowledge are second to none.

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    Steve Twist

    DONT DITHER.....BOOK IT NOW

    Steve Twist

    Having worked in the trade for a number of years, I decided to refresh my training, and choice this course, one of the better decisions i have made lately. i can highly recommend this course for both newbies and for those long in the tooth,It is well worth the money, Derek has a wealth of knowledge and is a first class trainer.

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  23. One person found this helpful
    Mike Cottam

    Highly Recommended

    Mike Cottam

    The Cleansmart carpet cleaning training course is highly recommended! Having purchased the equipment already, I wanted to attend a training course to help me understand what is required to professionally clean a carpet.

    Derek and the team at Cleansmart provide an amazing course, which covers every aspect of cleaning a carpet professionally, plus it covers so much more like providing a great customer experience, pricing a job properly and creating the right image as a professional carpet cleaner.

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    Leigh Page

    Excellent!!!!

    Leigh Page

    Absolutely fantastic!! You leave the course with so much knowledge and enthusiasm after spending the day with Derek, Matt and the team at cleansmart!! They certainly know the industry with great experience, would highly recommend anyone wanting to pursue a carpet cleaning job to take this course – You will not leave feeling like you haven’t learnt a thing!! Super work guys keep it up 🙂 Leigh

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    Andy Haycock

    Clean Smart Training

    Andy Haycock

    The equipment supplied is excellent but you only get the best from it with excellent training. Derek Bolton with Clean Smart CERTAINLY provides excellent training.

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Where are your courses held? All courses are currently in Nottingham. We have delegates travel from all around the country (and other countries – Mauritius is the furthest so far!). There are various low cost hotels close by.

Where’s the nearest hotel? The nearest hotel would be Travel Lodge Riverside Nottingham, or Premier Inn Castle Marina Nottingham. We are less than 10 minutes from Nottingham town centre, where there are many other hotels.

Where’s the nearest train station? Nottingham Station in the town centre is around 10 minutes taxi away.

Do you do discounts for group bookings? Sorry, we don’t discount over-and-above website prices

I see you do a free training course with a machine purchase over £1000, however I want to attend the course before I decide which machine to purchase? No problem, you can pay to attend the course as normal, we will then deduct the price of 1 x training day (£85 + VAT) if you decide to purchase one of our machines/