What Is Included in a Formal Maid Training Course


Published on September 10, 2018

Formal training courses develop lifelong skills and real career advancement potential! Share on XEnrolling in a formal Maid training course is an excellent investment for your confidence, skills and career opportunities.

Firstly Maid training will give you a great amount of new and refined skills as these are detailed courses covering all possible skills a Maid might be asked to do. The courses are active, you will be on your feet a lot getting stuck in and practising everything.

Secondly, taking a Maid training course can open up lots of new career opportunities. Whether you are looking to start a career as a Maid or in housekeeping, or whether you want to get higher up in your job – either managing a team of Maids of fining a higher paid job – training can enable this for you.

How the Maid Training courses can improve skill, confidence and career

By the en of the course you will have had an enormous amount of practise, which gives confidence in applying all the newly learnt techniques to your job. The training courses offer a safe space to learn, ask questions, practise and make mistakes – something you don’t want to do too much in your actual job! The large amount of practise will give you the knowledge, confidence and skillset to execute your job as a Maid to a very high standard.

You might be looking for a change of career and having a Maid training qualification will enable you to start a job as a (junior) Maid in hotel and private household settings. If you are already in the industry having a formal qualification is a great way to get higher up on the career ladder – having training could enable you to become head of department, where you might be in charge of training a team of Maids in their skills. Having formal training also could open up possibilities of you applying for higher end, better paid jobs, as you have formal proof of your extensive knowledge and skills gained during the training.

Why the Polo & Tweed Maid Training is different

Polo and Tweed Maid training stands out by its top of the range trainers, the unique small scale group sizes and tailor made training options.

All of the Polo & Tweed trainers are the highest end industry professionals. They have all worked in either high end 5 star hotels, top of the range yachts, and private households, including palaces and royal families around the world. They are leaders in their field of training providing high end skills training in an approachable manor and a friendly, open environment. They will draw on their many years’ experience in the industry to provide real life examples, practical tips and tricks, and role play to mimic real working situations leaving every student confident in their new found skill set at the end of the training.

All the Polo & Tweed group training courses are unique because of their small group sizes – every training will only have an absolute maximum of 8 students per trainer. This way all the training has the opportunity to spend direct time with every single one of the students, understand their background and previous experience and give extra guidance and support where needs be.

All Polo & Tweed training bookings can be completely tailor made towards your needs, background and skills. There is an extensive list of modules to choose from, which can be put together to reflect exactly the skills you or your staff need to learn, or be refreshed on. This is great when you either are looking for private training, or when you have a group – small or large – of staff that needs to be taught a specific set of skills, rather than a general training.

Skills taught at the Polo & Tweed Maid Training

Polo & Tweed teach an extensive set of skills exactly per your requirements. For Maid training Chambermaid skills can be covered when looking at hotels, as well as Kitchen Maids and Ladies Maids in private households and palaces. The below gives a brief overview of a selection of modules on offer.

Housekeeping Tools
Housekeeping Techniques
Housekeeping Areas
Special surface care
Special stain care
Care of Fine Art
Care of Antiques
Turndown Service
Care of fine garments
Mending of Clothes
Shoe Care, Maintenance and Storage
Shoe Polishing
Handbag Care, Maintenance and Storage
Wardrobe Management
Dry Cleaning
Packing and unpacking
Finishing touches
Flower Arranging
Window Care
Pet Care

Requirements to attend a Maid Training course

The Polo & Tweed Maid training courses are open for everyone, from all backgrounds and experiences. The 3 day group courses are a great way to get an overall and very detailed training into all aspects of housekeeping and Maid skills. If you are looking for more specific, or combined training, a tailor made course or private training is the perfect way to select, pick and mix modules. This way you will be solely focused on exactly the modules you need and would like to be taught, as some others might not be relevant for you.

You do not have to have any background or experience as a Maid to join the courses – the training groups are kept small so the trainer will have time to go over basics with people who need to, and provide more advanced skill for those who do.

Polo & Tweed run regular training throughout the year where we welcome students of all levels and backgrounds to join us for intensive weekends. Why not see our course timetable and enroll on our next training course. Or if you just want to learn more about the above or book in tailor made training, get in touch with us and we would love to speak to you.


  1. Bena says:

    Do you have online training

  2. John says:

    I was wondering if guys can be trained as maids?

    • mm LucyChallenger says:

      Hi John! Yes absolutely they can. The term maid, although associated with the female gender, is fast changing – we now see many incredible male housekeepers and maids. We regularly train both men and women in our housekeeper and maid training programmes. 🙂

  3. Jeremy Forbes says:

    Hi I am a 50 year old male looking to go part time in work I have worked in jersey as a hairdresser for 20 years it is difficult to find part time work in hairdressing so looking for a change in career. There are loads of hotel chambermaid and cleaning vacancies in the numerous hotels and guest houses offering part time jobs. I have always been meticulous clean and took great pleasure in cleaning the salon. Should I apply for the housekeeping course or the maid course? Thank you in advance.

    • mm LucyChallenger says:

      Hello Jeremy, thank you for such a great question! I would recommend that you join our housekeeper course, as this covers all maid and housekeeping skills and would allow you to work in hotels and guesthouses across Jersey and anywhere in the world! I hope that helps! If you would like to book in, please do drop us an email on [email protected] or call us on +44(0)203 858 0233. Thank you.

  4. Daniela Webb says:

    I would like to enquire about whether I can register for internet training as a maid. With thanks,
    Daniela Webb

    • mm LucyChallenger says:

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

  5. Stephen Fletcher says:

    Hi I would like to enrol in a training course.
    Do I have to supply any kind of uniform

    • mm LucyChallenger says:

      Hi Stephen, I’ve just sent you an email. We have various courses from private through to group training. We do not provide uniforms, but many of our students wear smart and practical clothing. I look forward to hearing from you.

      • Bertram says:

        Ich trage eine klassische Butler Uniform mit geiner gestreiften Weste und Handschuhen und Bundfaltenhose hoffe das ich in diesem Outfit an diesen Kursen teilnehmen kann ?

        • mm LucyChallenger says:

          Hello! All our students wear smart clothing that they can train in, but comfortable as our training is often practical! We hope to see you on our training course(s) one day! 🙂

  6. Alice says:

    Do they give you the uniform or do you need to buy it?
    And what are the uniform components

    • Aafke Meelen says:

      Hi Alice, it really depends per job role! In some jobs – for example in most hotels, you will be given a uniform to wear. But some more formal private households would also require their staff to wear uniforms. Sometimes this will be given to you, to use during your work. If you would finish the job, you would return the uniform again!
      Some other households require you to wear a certain colour – for example, smart black trousers and a white shirt. This is a common uniform – they would rarely have bright colours, and it will always look formal, and well presented!

  7. Rias says:

    Where is in house training

    • Aafke Meelen says:

      Hello Rias, You can find all our information about all our different training options on our website here. We indeed also have the option for a trainer to come to your house or estate, to provide tailor-made training for any domestic staff. If you would like to find out more about setting that up, please do contact us directly here and we would be looking forward to help!

  8. Elizabeth June Smith says:

    Is it possible to hire one of the maids you have trained?

    • Sophie Chrimes says:

      Hi Elizabeth!

      Thank you for your comment. We can help you find the perfect housekeeper! Please contact us and our friendly consultants will be in touch soon to help 🙂

  9. Jessica says:

    Hello, please forgive me for bothering you but I have a few questions. You see I had to drop out of highschool due to physical health issues. Would I still be allowed to attend the school even though I never completed highschool? Also would I be able to have my medications with me? Finally would the uniform be provided or would I have to buy my own, that is if there is a uniform. Again sorry for being a bit of a bother but I was just curious about these things.

    • mm Gabriela Pacurar says:

      Hi Jessica, Thank you for reaching out. I’m sorry to hear about your health issues, I hope you’re better now. We accept everyone on our courses regardless of background, and we can certainly accommodate your medication, as this is private training. We do not provide the uniform but we can advise on dress code for the day.

  10. Jayne Keyser says:

    Do you offer classes I Pennsylvania?

    • mm Alexandra Parker Larkin says:

      Hi Jayne, thank you for your message. We have various options for training. One of our consultants will be in touch via email.

  11. J says:

    I have always loved to clean and keep house. Is there room for males in this field?

    • mm Alexandra Parker Larkin says:

      hi, housekeeping can be performed by anyone with the right skills. There is certainly room for males in this field. Feel free to check out our website, we have lots of information on there and you can register with us for recruitment and we offer a variety of domestic courses also.

    • mm Alexandra Parker Larkin says:

      Thank you for reading our blog. We welcome all genders to register with us for work. You can check out our vacancies page here

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