NHSSCOTLAND EDUCATION PATHWAYS

ESTATES & FACILITIES PATHWAYS

DOMESTIC AND HOUSEKEEPING

Across NHSScotland, more than 10,000 people work in domestic and housekeeping services.

The main work of domestic and housekeeping staff includes maintaining the cleanliness of the building itself and of the furnishings and equipment in it. Their role is also vital in helping to prevent and control the spread of healthcare-associated infection (HAI)

EXAMPLE ROLES, REQUIRED LEARNING AND SPECIALIST QUALIFICATIONS

EXAMPLE ROLES

Director; Head of Facilities

GENERAL LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT QUALIFICATIONS

PDA in Strategic Leadership

SVQ Management at SCQF level 11

EXAMPLE ROLES

Facilities SSMs (Multi-discipline/Service) Area Lead/ Head of Domestic Services

REQUIRED LEARNING

Health and Safety

TRANSFERABLE QUALIFICATIONS

BA Facilities Management

EXAMPLE ROLES

Domestic Assistant (general cleaning); Support Services Assistant

REQUIRED LEARNING

Domestic Workbook

Decontamination Services - A Framework to support staff development in the decontamination of reusable medical devices within local, endoscopy and central decontamination units is now available.  This is based on levels 2 - 8 of the NHS Career Framework for Health and includes indicative SCQF levels and suggested mapping against the core dimensions of the NHS Knowledge & Skills Framework.

For a more detailed explanation of the work-related qualifications listed within the pathway e.g. NPA, SVQ, HNC/HND, NC and PDA please refer to The NHS Education for Scotland publication The Well Qualified Workforce.

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NHSSCOTLAND EDUCATION PATHWAYS

ESTATES & FACILITIES PATHWAYS

Across NHSScotland, more than 10,000 people work in domestic and housekeeping services.

The main work of domestic and housekeeping staff includes maintaining the cleanliness of the building itself and of the furnishings and equipment in it. Their role is also vital in helping to prevent and control the spread of healthcare-associated infection (HAI)

NHS Education for Scotland

Westport 102  
West Port   
Edinburɡh EH3 9DN

T: 0131 656 3200

Across NHSScotland, more than 10,000 people work in domestic and housekeeping services.

The main work of domestic and housekeeping staff includes maintaining the cleanliness of the building itself and of the furnishings and equipment in it. Their role is also vital in helping to prevent and control the spread

of healthcare-associated infection (HAI)

EXAMPLE ROLES

Director; Head of Facilities

GENERAL LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT QUALIFICATIONS

PDA in Strategic Leadership

SVQ Management at SCQF level 11

EXAMPLE ROLES

Manager (multiple service/sites)

TRANSFERABLE QUALIFICATIONS

BA Hons Facilities Management

EXAMPLE ROLES

Facilities SSMs (Multi-discipline/Service) Area Lead/ Head of Domestic Services

REQUIRED LEARNING

Health and Safety

TRANSFERABLE QUALIFICATIONS

BA Facilities Management

EXAMPLE ROLES

Domestic Manager; Housekeeping Operations Manager

REQUIRED LEARNING

Health and Safety

SPECIALIST QUALIFICATIONS

PDA Accommodation Management

EXAMPLE ROLES

Assistant Domestic Services Manager; Deputy Domestic Manager; Assistant SSM; Senior Supervisor

REQUIRED LEARNING

Domestic Supervisor Development Programme

EXAMPLE ROLES

Domestic Supervisor; Shift Leader; Team Leader

REQUIRED LEARNING

Domestic Supervisor Development Programme

GENERAL LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT QUALIFICATIONS

PDA in Management

ILM Leadership and Management

SVQ Management at SCQF level 7

EXAMPLE ROLES

Domestic Chargehand; Housekeeper (patient related duties); Domestic Assistant Housekeeper; Support Services Assistant

REQUIRED LEARNING

Domestic Workbook

Cert Food Hygiene

GENERAL LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT QUALIFICATIONS

SVQ Team Leading at SCQF level 5

ILM Leadership and Team Skills

EXAMPLE ROLES

Domestic Assistant (general cleaning); Support Services Assistant

REQUIRED LEARNING

Domestic Workbook