This two-day upholstery and fabric care school is a complete learning experience teaching all aspects of upholstery and fabric cleaning. It will give you the confidence to tackle most upholstery cleaning jobs by helping you identify fibres and fabric characteristics, chemical and equipment requirements and specific cleaning procedures using all types of systems and methods. It helps you avoid problems and teaches you when to walk away. Special attention is given to safe dry cleaning procedures. Consideration is given to existing equipment to clean upholstery.
Attendance at this course will qualify you to take the optional IICRC exam to become a certified Upholstery and Fabric Technician (UFT). (Undertaking both UFT & CCT courses/exams also qualifies you for NCCA membership application.)
This is a two day course which has been created to assist you to become confident of taking on the cleaning of upholstery. It’s not unusual for cleaning companies to turn down upholstery cleaning due to a lack of understanding how to & what to look for. The idea of the course is to give you the confidence to tackle any fabric when asked and to explain to your clients that you can take care of their upholstery. You will very quickly become a fabric cleaning specialist and become a true professional, your business will be enhanced by this knowledge & training.
The Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician course covers upholstery fibre categories, fibre identification and testing, manufacturing of the fibre and fabric, chemistry of cleaning, upholstery cleaning methods, protections, spotting and potential problems. Attendees will have a specific knowledge about fabric and fibre content, as well as furniture construction. This enables them to identify limitations and potential cleaning related problems, on a given piece of upholstery.
For those who are unfamiliar with IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning Restoration & Certification): The IICRC is a certification and standard-setting non-profit organisation for the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. In partnership with regional and international trade associations, the IICRC serves more than 25 countries with offices in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and Japan.
The course is run over 2 days; 14 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.
The exam is optional although required to receive the certification at a cost of £65.00 paid to the IICRC – registering before the training school is required.
Price excludes VAT.
Schools run from 9am-5pm and include lunch and refreshments, please advise if you have any dietary requirements, we are happy to cater for your needs.
Training schools are held at our premises in Hertfordshire, SG8 7SL.
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