Pool Plant Operators Course


The Pool Plant Operations qualification is for anyone who manages or handles any part of swimming pool plant room operations. The aim of the course is to enable candidates to manage and maintain swimming pool, spa and interactive play feature operations. Candidates will receive the necessary training to reflect the most up-to-date requirements and standards for pool plant operations.


Pool Plant Operators

Pool Plant Operators


Group (In-house)





Group Size

4 minumum

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Qualification Number: 600/6015/3 Title: STA Level 3 Award in Pool Plant Operations (QCF) Credit Value: 6 Credits

Pre Requisites:

Be 18 years of age or older.

Validity of Award:

This qualification is valid for 5 years. Candidates can revalidate this qualification either by attending a one-day revalidation seminar.

Length of Course:

33 Notional Guided Learning Hours:
  • 24 Recommended Guided Learning Hours
  • 9 Non-Contact Guided Learning Hours

Course Content:

This qualification covers:

  • The industry lead bodies and their recommendations and guidelines
  • Pollution and its removal, the threat of disease such as legionnaires and how they are controlled
  • Principles of circulation and filtration and the requirements for regular maintenance
  • How the physical characteristics of a swimming pool can be hazardous
  • Swimming pool ventilation and heating systems
  • The principles of water treatment, including pH, water balance and water testing
  • Microbiological testing
  • Analysis and interpretation of readings leading to corrective action
  • Methods for recording results and maintaining records
  • Understanding the different types of residual and non-residual disinfectants and their use in water treatment
  • Developing an understanding and awareness of current industry best practice, guidance and recommendations
  • Principles of health and safety and the relevant statutes
  • Developing an understanding of the environmental implications of operating and managing swimming pools, spas and associated plant
  • Energy and cost efficiency

Assessment Criteria:

  • Complete a portfolio and worksheet questions to the satisfaction of the course tutor
  • Undertake practical water testing, analysis and interpretation during the course
  • Complete a 25 question multiple-choice paper with a unit pass mark of 18/25
  • Complete the course assignment and return to course tutor

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