The British Institute of Cleaning Science

Express Cleaning Supplies are proud to be corporate members of The Institute and to have had its training school assessed as meeting the requirements required for an approved training centre.

BICSc, as it is known, is the largest independent, professional and educational body within the cleaning industry. Founded in 1961, its mission is ‘the raising of status and standards of the cleaning industry, through education’. With members in all areas of the cleaning industry, including Local Authorities, Contract Cleaners, Manufacturers, Suppliers, Trainers and by no means least, cleaning operatives themselves.

BICSc is a joint Awarding Body for NVQ Levels 1 and 2 in Cleaning and Support Services and Level 2 Carpets, Food Premises, Windows, Public Transport Vehicles, Caretaking and Highways and Land (which encompasses street cleaning as well as graffiti removal). It is also responsible for a range of other qualifications delivered through a network of 450 training centres.

To become a member, a cleaning qualification such as the BICSc Foundation Certificate, COPC, FPCC, N/SVQ, City & Guilds 764 or other suitable recognised qualification or experience in the cleaning or allied industry is necessary.

Companies wishing to join as Corporate Members are required to have been trading for a reasonable period, to provide a sponsoring corporate member and give certain undertakings, which include conforming to the Institute’s Code of practice.