Become an Executive Housekeeper Through Course and Certification Training

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Published on September 3, 2018

Executive Housekeeping is an enriching next step in your domestic cleaning career! Click To TweetThere will always be a demand for certified executive housekeepers. For any boutique hotel or larger domestic estate, a hired executive housekeeper must be able to master multiple tasks over two distinct disciplines:

  1. Physical cleaning duties
  2. Team supervision

For anyone who has spent time performing both roles, the combination of the two can be a rewarding next step for your career, because it offers new challenges, a more enriching experience, and a favourable wage. In the UK, the average salary for an executive housekeeper is about 39,000 pounds, which is 1.3 times higher than the national median wage.

However, with all desirable careers comes competition.

It is important to distinguish yourself as the best possible candidate for the position, through specialised training and certification. Here we will look at what to focus on and the steps you can take to become an executive housekeeper.

Master Every Cleaning Skill  

You can improve your skills directly through housekeeping work; it is certainly recommended that you do have enough introductory housekeeping experience before considering an advanced position, but basic housekeeping jobs may not provide enough specialised training. Fortunately, courses do exist so that you can really train the right way, by learning proper cleaning techniques from coaches who’ve made their careers in the domestic housekeeping industry.

Look for courses which focus on specific cleaning techniques, including:

  • Room by room housekeeping
  • Special surface care (eg. crystal, silver, marble, brass)
  • Special stain care (eg. wine, blood, coffee)
  • Care of fine garments (eg. silk, wool, lace)
  • Care of fine art
  • Turndown service
  • Flower arranging
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ironing
  • Shoe polishing
  • Packing and unpacking

A housekeeping professional should be with you through every step of training to provide you with guidance, feedback, and encouragement as you work to perfect your craft.

Complete Hospitality Management Courses

Establishing supervisory credentials simply through work experience can be more difficult, unless you’ve spent years slowly working your way up. That would certainly be advantageous to you, particularly if the job was specific to housekeeping.

Although executive housekeeping management certification is generally not required for obtaining the position, your completion of a hospitality management programme will give you the required understanding of what the position entails. To be an effective executive housekeeper, you must combine your mastery of specialised cleaning with the ability to:

  • Manage employee schedules and coordinate tasks
  • Train staff
  • Monitor the progress of daily tasks
  • Manage employee personalities (either by understanding your staff’s particular strong points and weaknesses or by disciplining an underperforming worker)
  • Purchase cleaning supplies
  • Handle payroll
  • Communicate effectively with the homeowner

Take advantage of every opportunity you can find to develop these skills before seriously seeking an executive position. After you’ve completed a certified hospitality management programme, that credential will shine brightly on your resume and will move you into almost any final candidate consideration.

Polo & Tweed Offers Premier Housekeeper and House Management Training

Our training programmes will help you gain the skills you need to make a real career in the housekeeping industry. We feature one-on-one and group training courses and modules to cover every aspect of house cleaning, care, and management. We provide industry-trained professionals at the top of their craft who can guide you and give you the passion for achieving exceptional work every time.

When you pair our sterling housekeeping training service with house management certification, you will soon find yourself at the top of your profession.

If you’d like to know more about our training courses, we would love to speak with you. Contact us here and tell us about your training needs. We are delighted to help!

12 comments

  1. Jomar says:

    Hello,
    Do you have accredited school here in Philippines?

    • mm LucyChallenger says:

      Hello! We teach around the world. Currently our group courses operate from London, United Kingdom, but we welcome worldwide students on our training courses. We can also train you in your own country in a private one-to-one setting. Do let us know if you can help with anything else. Lucy

  2. Amit Gurung says:

    Hi, I work in hotels with 15 year of rich experience and 7 year as Executive Housekeeper – please let me know how I can join your agency?

  3. Vidya jadhav says:

    Hi
    Good evening
    My name is Vidya jadhav I’m interested to do this courses can you help me please

    • mm LucyChallenger says:

      Fantastic! All our housekeeping course dates for the year can be found here. Please do give us a call on +44(0)203 858 0233 if you would like to discuss training options with us!

  4. Emy says:

    Do you have this course online? Is it possible to enroll for this course online?

    • mm LucyChallenger says:

      Yes, we offer all our training, both in group courses, private courses and online. Do drop us an email at [email protected] or give us a call on +44(0)203 858 0233 and we’d be delighted to discuss training options with you.

  5. Barbara Marcelli says:

    Hi am on the Virgin Islands what do I need to do to start this course on line.

    • mm LucyChallenger says:

      Hello Barbara, Please do drop us an email on [email protected] and we would be delighted to get you enrolled on our online housekeeping course. Have a great day!

      • Lynn Donald says:

        Hi my name is Lynn, Head House Keeper to an exclusive home in Kinross Scotland, which holds events. I’m interested in your online course material. Are you able to give me more detail about course

        • mm LucyChallenger says:

          Hi Lynn, thank you for your comment – I have sent you an email directly and hopefully we can connect further about our online and other training! Have a great day 🙂

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