Accredited, industry-recognised pool plant courses delivered online or on-site.

  

 
 


All commercial swimming pools in the UK require qualified staff.

Our industry-leading courses can be delivered face-to-face at your premises by our expert tutors and can be tailored to your own pool and plant room, or we have online/blended learning options available.

Call us on 01565 650 549 to discuss your requirements or send an enquiry via the form.


 

Pool Plant Operator Certificate

Face-to-face or blended learning options available.

The Pool Plant Operator Certificate is the industry standard qualification. It qualifies people to deal with all aspects of pool plant operations. Most commercial pools need to ensure that there is always someone on-site who holds this qualification. This qualification is aimed at staff who are in positions of responsibility over pool plant operations such as site maintenance, leisure managers, duty managers etc.


Price

The cost of the Pool Plant Operators Certificate starts at £196 per person

Pre-Requisites

Reasonable standard of literacy and numeracy

Course Content

Pollution
Including physical, chemical and biological and how best to prevent and mitigate their impact. We cover how to control infective agents such as e. coli, pseudomonas aeruginosa, legionella pneumophila, cryptosporidia, etc.

Pool Water Testing
How to carry out tests for all the required chemical levels and what to do about it if the levels start going outside of the required parameters. Also included is how to monitor the pool water for levels of bacteriological contamination.

Filtration
How filtration systems work, how to monitor filtration efficiency, when, why and how to perform a backwash of the filtration system and the important role that the process of coagulation has to play.

Health and Safety
How various legislation such as the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regs. applies to swimming pools and how to ensure you remain compliant.

Chemical Dosing
How to get the most out of your automatic chemical monitoring and dosing system and how to manually dose chemicals safely. We also cover how to ‘super-chlorinate’ the swimming pool water.

Assessment

Assessment under examination conditions, which consists of 20 questions in a variety of formats. Work-based assignment at candidates own site. This is to be completed within four weeks of the end of the course.

Pool Plant Foundation Certificate

Face-to-face or fully online learning options available.

The Pool Plant Foundation Certificate is a more basic qualification than the Pool Plant Operator Certificate. It is designed to give operational staff the skills they need to be able to carry out basic tasks such as swimming pool water testing etc. This qualification is aimed at staff such as swimming teachers, lifeguards etc. operating in support of fully qualified Pool Plant Operators.


Price

The cost of the Pool Plant Foundation Certificate starts at £95 per person (face-to-face), or £65 per person (online).

Pre-Requisites

Reasonable standard of literacy and numeracy

Course Content

Pollution
Including physical, chemical and biological and how best to prevent and mitigate their impact.

Pool Water Testing
How to carry out tests for levels of disinfectant and pH value.

Chemical Dosing
How to get the most out of your automatic chemical monitoring and dosing system and how to manually dose chemicals safely. We also cover how to ‘super-chlorinate’ the swimming pool water.

Assessment

Active participation during the course