26th to 28th Feb 2024 (Remote)
£285.00 incl. VAT
The Pool Plant Operations qualification is the highest level of training available for those who are responsible for the management and maintenance of swimming pools, spas and interactive water 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 and maintaining healthy and hygienic water including: water testing, disinfection, pool water chemistry, dosing, mechanical operations, heating, energy efficiency, management practices, health & safety and more!
This qualification also meets CIMSPA’s employer-led pool plant operative professional standard.
How Will the Qualification Benefit You?
This qualification is valid for 5 years – 2 years longer than similar qualifications.
26th to 28th Feb 2024 (Remote)
This course includes a variety of assessment methods as detailed below:
All practical elements must be completed and performed independently by the learner without prompting by the tutor.
The skills within the course and during the assessments must be performed in line with the most current version of the STA Pool Plant Operator resource manual.
The multiple-choice assessment paper must be completed in exam conditions, with the tutor or other approved person, acting as the invigilator. Learners must achieve a minimum mark or higher to successfully pass the multi-choice assessment paper. All learning outcomes and assessment criteria in the units must be achieved in order for the learner to be deemed competent and pass the course.
Remote Multi-choice assessments?
Some of our courses include remote multi choice question papers via a system called Cirrus. Where this is the case you also must ensure the following ready at your allocated assessment slot. Failure to do so will result in a resit fee of £50:
You can make notes on plain paper.
You will be sent an email confirming the data and time and be sent an email by IATDE with your username and password and the link to the online assessment.
Once logged in you will need to:
While we hope this wont apply to anybody we are aware that sometimes nerves get the better of us! Where this is the case if a learner is unsuccessful of any part of the assessment process they will only have to re-sit the required element. If this is on the multi choice question paper then only the specific units that have been failed will need to be resat, not the whole paper.
Resits must take place within 6 weeks of the fail and incur a minimum charge of £25.
You’ll need to make sure you’ve met the following requirements before you attend your course:
Learners must have all pre-requisites in place before the start of the course. Qualification certificates cannot be issued if all pre-requisites are not met before the start of the course.
For support with regards to additional needs please see our Reasonable Adjustment policy and contact us for support.
To be able to access and engage in this course you may need the following if it is being delivered remotely in part:
Payment plans are available for all courses ran by in at the deep end!
If you would prefer we invoice and employer please contact us with the relevant information and we can arrange this for you.
No course materials will be supplied until a purchase order has been received.
Flexible monthly payments are available via GoCardless for a set fee of £10 and £1 per payment.
As an example somebody who had a course total of £275 and wished to pay over 5 instalments would pay £58 per month. This is made up of the £275 fee, £10 admin charge and £5 monthly payment fees giving a total of £290.
The following additional terms and conditions apply to flexible payments
In order to complete the practical pool water testing assessment candidates must have access to a pool water testing kit and pool water. The minimum requirements for the water testing kit are a photometer using the appropriate tablets. This element can be video recorded and submitted to the tutor, or completed via Teams / Zoom etc. Whichever method is used, however, it must allow for recording, have a suitable working camera and sound capabilities. The course tutor will explain the expectations to pass the practical assessment during the course.
The recordings must be submitted within 5 days of the completion of the course. This is so that certification is not held up for the rest of the course. Should they not be received in time candidates will fail and have to pay an admin fee to access via the resit route (fee for a resit is currently £25). Please see the ‘Assessment Information’ tab for more information.