BICS Awards 2018

2019 BICSc Annual Awards Categories

 

Applied for Awards –  Judged by committee

 

The John Edwards Award (Outstanding Corporate Member)

 

This award is presented to a BICSc Corporate Member for their outstanding corporate commitment to the Institute & through excellence in supporting the Institutes goal #CreatingACareerInCleaning

The Corporate member must have a minimum of 3 years continuous and current paid up membership.

The Corporate member must have a proven track record promoting BICSc standards within their organisation and externally to the wider audience.

This will include predominantly the adoption of BICSc accredited training within the business (not only specific sites) with effective marketing and use of the BICSc brand within the business; delivery of the suite of BICSc qualifications and demonstration of upholding BICSc standards and ethics at all times.

Criteria will include certificates produced; attendance at BICSc events and examples of promotion of BICSc.

Evidence will include the issue of certificates and course attendances.

 

Excellence in Training & Assessment (United Kingdom)

 

This award is for training and development within an Accredited Training Organisation, which is approved to deliver BICSc assessment schemes and training courses.

The applicant must be a current approved Accredited Training Organisation for the BICSc qualifications.

They must demonstrate the success of their Accredited Training Organisation through the number of certificates produced as well as Licence to Practice cards; have an up to date successful audit from the Verifier.

Key elements of the judging will include compliance with all policies and procedures; demonstration of the positive impact BICSc has made to the operation and individuals; provide evidence of how BICSc has improved business performance; and clearly show why they are ‘the best’ in terms of the training and assessment.

 

Excellence in Training & Assessment (International)

 

This award is for training and development within an International Accredited Training Organisation, which is approved to deliver BICSc assessment schemes and training courses. Entrants must be based outside of the United Kingdom.

The recipient for this award is decided by the BBS Board through either entry or nomination.

The nominations must be a current approved Accredited Training Organisation for BICSc qualifications.

They should demonstrate the success of their Accredited Training Organisation through the number of certificates produced as well as Licence to Practice cards; have an up to date successful audit from the Verifier.

Key elements of the judging will include compliance with all policies and procedures; demonstration of the positive impact BICSc has made to the operation and individuals; provide evidence of how BICSc has improved business performance; and clearly show why they are ‘the best’ in terms of the training and assessment.

This category will not require a site visit.

 

Client Commitment to Training

 

This award is presented to a client who exhibits high levels of support for their contractors, helping them to achieve excellence in training.

This award is presented to a client who works hand in hand with a BICSc Accredited Training Organisation in their delivery of staff training.

It requires clear demonstration of an excellent working relationship. The outcomes will show sound levels of support, commitment to client and customer expectations with specific examples exhibiting benefits in service delivery.

The submission must include a direct testimonial from the client including their acceptance of the entry being put forward.

 

Assessor of the Year

 

This award acknowledges the success of an individual Assessor who has demonstrated an outstanding level of passion, professionalism and commitment to excellence for their students and themselves.

The Assessor must have been a practicing Assessor for a minimum of 12 months. The applicant must be an active member of a current approved Accredited TrainingOrganisation for the BICSc qualifications. For their students and themselves.

There will be a review of their job role and how their BICSc assessing intertwines with the day to day responsibilities.

There should be testimonial from candidates as well as a reference from the Line Manager and or Lead Assessor if this is more appropriate.

There will be a requirement to show number of certificates the individual has processed; there will be an assessment of the range of skills and current competencies; they must demonstrate CPD for themselves both in cleaning and in personal development.

Additional consideration will be given for taking extra steps in the encouragement, development and support of candidates and develops those who may have additional learning needs.

 

Outstanding Candidate of the Year

 

This award reflects the achievement of an individual and their award of BICSc qualifications, with the main focus being on how the student has been able to achieve an award against adversity or has gone the extra mile to complete and receive the qualification within the workplace.

The award requires the nominee to have been in their employment for a minimum of 12 months.

The entry should highlight the qualification achievements of the candidate with clear benefits for them both as an individual and in the workplace.

There will be assessment of their achievements and progress with the recognition of their overcoming adversity.

There should be clear indication of how the nominee demonstrates sound commitment and work ethics including examples through testimonials from both employer and client where this is appropriate.

They should show how BICSc qualifications have supported their career path in the cleaning industry and quality in workmanship.

 

The Institute Awards – Recipients chosen by BICSc Council and BBS Board

 

The Chairman’s Award – Sponsored by Citation

This is the Institute’s premier accolade which is presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding contribution to the Institute and the cleaning industry.

Approved by Council from nominations and proposal from the Chairman.

The award winner does not have to be a member of BICSc but this is favoured.

They will have been a supporter of BICSc and have clear credentials in the cleaning industry.

The recipient is awarded a Fellowship of the Institute if not already, which remains an honorary role unless the incumbent pays their full membership subscription.

 

The Eric Hill Medal

 

This is awarded to an individual for their past service to the Institute. It is given with specific attention to their exemplary contribution in the field of education & training and/or education. The award is a unique engraved silver medal.

Approved by Council from nominations and proposals.

It is expected that this award winner will be a BICSc member who demonstrates key factors in development, delivery & promotion of BICSc standards and qualifications. This includes internal work within the Institute or may be externally in the promotion of BICSc to the wider audience.

 

The Colin Hasson International Award – Sponsored by Cleaning Matters

 

This award is presented to an individual or organisation that has promoted BICSc training and standards outside the United Kingdom and achieved recognition of this within the cleaning industry. The recipient of this award is chosen by the BICS Business Services board.

The recipient for this award is decided by the BBS Board.

They must have achieved this proven recognition within the cleaning industry on an International level.

This will include areas of expertise which provide opportunities for delivery of BICSc qualifications; development of the BICSc brands and overall provide an Ambassadorial role to the Institute.

There is no requirement for a site visit.

 

Commitment to BICSc Training & Assessment within Healthcare

 

This award is to recognise an organisation within the healthcare sector who use BICSc training to support excellence in cleaning standards and qualifications across their operation.

There is a need to demonstrate ongoing improvement through both the number of certificates generated along with a formal application demonstrating good practice and quality outcomes. This will be judged by the amount of BICSc training that has been delivered in the previous 12 months (July to July).