BICS Awards 2018

2020 BICSc Annual Awards Categories

 

Before you begin your application, here’s a few FAQ’s that might help you along the way.

 

What are the stages for the application?

 

Stage 1 Paper application/judging

  • We recommend you put aside some time to complete your application; you may wish to prepare your answers in a word document before you begin the online form. Please include all relevant information.

Stage 2 Site visit/judging

  • Should the first stage of your application be successful, where applicable, you will be selected for a site visit.

 

Do I have to be a BICSc Member to apply?

 

  • Yes, you do have to be a member.
  • Accredited Training Members (ATM) – you should have received at least your first annual audit within the last 12 months.
  • Corporate Members – the organisation must have been a continuous member of the Institute for a minimum of 3 years.
  • Individual nominees – must have been working for the organisation for a minimum of 1 year.

 

Can I nominate myself?

 

  • No, you cannot nominate yourself.
  • Someone within the same organisation must nominate individuals.

 

How long have I got to apply?

 

  • The application window opens in February and closes at the end of April.

 

When will I know the outcome of my application?

 

  • We will keep you informed with the status of your application.

 

What is a site visit?

 

  • Where site visits are applicable, we will be in touch to arrange a suitable time to visit your site.
  • Site visits (where applicable) will take place throughout June and July 2020.
  • During the visit judges will ask to see hard copies of items referenced in your application, i.e. your ISO certification, IOSH and NEBOSH certificates etc.  
  • This is your chance to stand out from the crowd and wow the judges! So be ready!

 

What happens next?

 

  • Those who have made it to the finalist stage will be notified during the first week of August.
  • The Awards presentation will take place at the Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday 24th September 2020 at Whittlebury Park Hotel, Northamptonshire.
  • Applicants are encouraged to purchase tickets to attend the event as soon as they have received their finalist notification.

 

The Award Categories

Assessor of the Year (UK only)

Online application – Yes

Site visit – Yes

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 practising BICSc Licenced Assessor for a minimum of 12 months. They must also be an active member of a current approved ATM.

Judges will review their job role and how their BICSc assessing intertwines with their day to day responsibilities.

You will need to include a testimonial from at least one of the Assessors candidates along with a reference from the Line Manager and/or Lead Assessor if this is more appropriate.

There will be a requirement to show the 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 development of those who may have additional learning needs.

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Client Commitment to Training (UK only)

Online application – Yes

Site visit – Yes

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

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

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

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Excellence in Training & Assessment (UK only)

Online application – Yes

Site visit – Yes

For UK based Accredited Training Members (ATM’s) who show their commitment to professional standards and delivery of BICSc Training and Assessment schemes.

You must demonstrate excellence and success of the BICSc ethos through the number of skills trained as well as Licence to Practice cards; you will also have had a successful verified annual audit.

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 its individuals.

You must also provide evidence of how BICSc has improved business performance, clearly showing why you are ‘the best’ in terms of Accredited BICSc Training and Assessment.

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Excellence in Training & Assessment (International)

Online application – Yes

Site visit – No

For Accredited Training Members (ATM’s) based outside of the UK who show their commitment to professional standards and deliver BICSc Training and Assessment schemes.

You must demonstrate excellence and success of the BICSc ethos through the number of skills trained as well as Licence to Practice cards; you will also have had a successful verified annual audit.

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 its individuals.

You must also provide evidence of how BICSc has improved business performance, clearly showing why you are ‘the best’ in terms of Accredited BICSc Training and Assessment.

As the second stage of an international application does not require a site visit, you must include photographic evidence in support of your application.

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Outstanding Candidate of the Year (UK only)

Online application – Yes

Site visit – Yes

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 an assessment of their achievements and progress with recognition of their overcoming adversity.

There should be a 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.

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Outstanding Corporate Member (UK & International Corporate Members only)

Online application – Yes

Site visit – No

This award is presented to a BICSc Corporate Member for their outstanding corporate commitment to the Institute and through excellence in supporting the Institute’s goal of Creating A Career In Cleaning! 

The Corporate Member must have a minimum of 3 years of continuous and current 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.

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The Institute Awards

 

Institute Awards are considered to be some of the most prestigious accolades within the cleaning industry; recipients are carefully chosen by BICSc Council and the BBS Board.

 

 

The Chairman’s Award – Sponsored by Rubbermaid Commercial Products

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

Approved by BICSc Council from nominations from the Chairman.

The winner does not have to be a member of BICSc; however, this is of course favoured. They will have been a supporter of the Institute and have clear credentials within the cleaning industry. The recipient receives an elegant and uniquely engraved trophy.

 

 

The Eric Hill Medal – Sponsored by the British Cleaning Council 

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. 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 maybe externally in the promotion of BICSc to the wider audience.

The recipient is chosen by BICSc Council.

 

 

The BICSc International Award for Raising the Profile of the Cleaning Industry – Sponsored by C & M Magazine

This award is presented to an individual or organisation that has promoted BICSc training and standards outside of the United Kingdom and achieved recognition of this within the cleaning industry.

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. Those who work within the industry to truly make a difference can also be considered for this award.

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

 

 

Commitment to BICSc Training & Assessment within Healthcare – Sponsored by Rubbermaid Commercial Products 

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

It is awarded on the volume of BICSc training delivered within the organisation.

 

 

Commitment to BICSc Training & Assessment within Education – Sponsored by Tomorrow’s Cleaning

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

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).

It is awarded on the volume of BICSc training delivered within the organisation.

 

Individual Institute Award winners gain a Fellowship upon receiving the award (if they are not already), this will remain as an honorary role unless the recipient chooses to pay the full membership subscription.