Pool Plant Operations (CIMSPA Endorsed, regulated by OFQUAL)

The STA Level 3 Award in Pool Plant Operations is the highest level of training available for those who are responsible for the management and day-to-day maintenance of swimming pools, spas and interactive play features. It reflects the most up-to-date requirements and standards for pool plant operations, with a robust syllabus which covers all aspects that are vital to running a wet leisure facility, including: heating, ventilation and energy efficiency of a swimming pool, disinfection, pool water chemistry and more! This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility for pool plant operations, maintaining plant rooms, ensuring safe bather conditions and water testing. It follows the principles set out in the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group’s (PWTAG) code of practice and publication ‘Swimming Pool Water’. It follows a range of Health and Safety guidance documents including:

  • HSG 179
  • HSG 274
  • HSG 282
3 Days (17th – 19th February 2020)
£310 + VAT per personInclusive of manuals, equipment and course materials.
Download qualification specificationThis course can also be delivered exclusively at your venue for a maximum of 16 people. Cost £3,100 +VAT, inclusive of manuals, equipment and course materials.
Some examples of sites where this qualification is required include:
  • Swimming Pools
  • Sports and Leisure Centres
  • Health Clubs
  • Spas (Including those displayed in retail outlets / distributors / installers
  • Hotels
  • Holiday Parks
  • Hydrotherapy Pools
  • Schools
  • Parks
  • Lidos
  • Interactive water features
  • Swim schools

  This qualification is valid for a period of 5 years Learners must be at least 16 years of age   *Employers and learners should be aware that there is an increased risk of failing to achieve the required standard if previous certification has expired by a considerable period (HSE defines this as in excess of 1 month). If this is the case, HSE recommends “it may be prudent to complete a 3-day course”.

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