Carpet Cleaning Course – NCCA Accepted Carpet Cleaning Courses

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£85.00 plus VAT

Learn how to clean carpets professionally

NCCA Accepted Carpet Cleaning Course includes:

  • Training Course Certificate
  • Course Reference Manual
  • 12 months Free technical support
  • Use of ‘Cleansmart Trained Technician’ logo*
  • Buffet lunch, coffee/tea served throughout the day
  • See full details and dates for this month’s courses

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  • *Please note: You must have attended both the carpet and the upholstery course if you want to sit the NCCA exam. NCCA exam is always at end of upholstery course day.
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One day ‘hands-on’ carpet cleaning course (NCCA Accepted)

  • Next course: See above
  • Time: 8.30am to 5pm
  • Trainer: Mr. Derek Bolton
  • Venue: 37 Duke Street, Nottingham NG7 7JN (15 mins from train station)
  • Suggested nearby hotel within 5 minutes drive: Best Western Nottingham Westminster

‘Hands On’ carpet cleaning 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


NCCA Accepted Carpet Cleaning Course

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 apply to join the NCCA (subject to terms & conditions click here for details).

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 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.

derek bolton carpet cleaning course instructor
Carpet cleaning course instructor Derek Bolton


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. See also details for the upholstery cleaning course, which is normally the day after each carpet cleaning course.

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 pag


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