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Aim: The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in laundry skills to promote good work practice and a commitment to quality customer service whilst working under supervision in the laundry department of a range of environments.

Participant Profile: Course is suitable for those who require a formal qualification and skills to work in a healthcare setting.

Duration: 5 days in a classroom setting. Learners will be required to complete work outside of class time.

Status: Elective Minor component

Credit Value: 15 credits of 120 credits required to achieve a major award in Health Service Skills 5M3782


Learning outcomes include:

  1. Discuss the role and responsibilities of a laundry worker in a range of environments to include hospitals, nursing homes, hotels and other service environments and Institutions
  2. Summarise the key principles of hygienic and safe work practices
  3. Examine the basic principles of infection control
  4. Employ the basic principles of fire prevention and selection of the correct firefighting equipment
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of fabric care and construction and the safe storage and disposal of laundry chemicals
  6. Implement the safety precautions necessary to operate laundry
  7. Machinery and the methods of cleaning the machinery
  8. Contribute to working harmoniously and effectively as a member of a team
  9. Use resources to demonstrate a commitment to customer satisfaction and the practice of good customer care.


Entry Requirement: Minimum of Level 4 certificate standard of education. Strong interest or working in providing quality care in a healthcare setting. A strong level of spoken and written English required.
Assessment: Assignment 20% Portfolio/Collection of Work 40% Examination 40% Learners will receive assignment briefs and guidelines on completing these assessments.
Tutor Profile: All tutors are highly qualified and experienced healthcare experts.
Support: A range of accommodations and supports are available according to specific learner needs. One to one and email support available from tutors throughout the course.
Resources: Learners receive a comprehensive resource pack that can be used as a reference during and after the course.
Booking Process & Fee: Booking Form available by email to admin@barrowtraining.ie or online at www.barrowtraining.ie . Discounts available if the course is booked and paid in full online.
Transfer/progression: Successful completion enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement at Level 5 & 6.

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  1. Vincent Sweeney January 24, 2019 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    Hi. What is the cost of laundry course. Thank you

  2. Amanda Minnock June 8, 2019 at 10:21 am - Reply

    When is the next laundry skill course?

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