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Pool Plant Operator training for operators of swimming pools, hydrotherapy pools, school pools, spa Pools and hot tubs

Johnson Training Ltd is a specialist training company delivering pool plant and other technical and management training courses. They have successfully delivered hundreds of swimming pool plant operator courses throughout the UK, and have been responsible for training thousands of students/operators.  They have also delivered high quality management training programmes for a number of major employers in the public, private  and commercial sectors.

Meet the team:

Managing Director

James Johnson

Our Managing Director and Principal consultant is Jim Johnson, FAPLT, MPWTAG, MISPE, ASTA. who is considered to be one of the most experienced pool plant trainers in the UK and an expert in the field of pool plant operations and associated services.  He has trained thousands of pool plant operators over a thirty year period.  

Jim is a Fellow of the Alliance of Professional Leisure Trainers (APLT), a Fellow of the Institution of British Engineers, a Member of the Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers, a Member of the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group, an Associate Member of the STA and a Registered Aquatic Professional under the Skills Active RAP’s programme.

His industrial career spans a number of engineering and management disciplines based around engineering building services. He has over 30 years experience in Pool Plant Training and is passionate about this subject and training candidates to the highest standard. Our Customer Reviews are testimony to this.

He was formerly a lecturer and then Quality Assurance Manager at Liverpool Community College.

He is also a consultant to a number of local authorities, private sector organizations and a number of Leisure Trusts.

He is a Lead Standards Verifier for one of the leading awarding organisations and a Technical Consultant to Active IQ.

Pool Plant Trainer

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Andy Hewitt

Andy has been working within the Leisure Industry since 1997. For the last 18 years his experience has been in managing large leisure complexes with swimming pools. As well as the work that he does for Johnson Training Ltd, he also manages  the biggest centre in the Wigan Borough. He is very passionate about the industry and this clearly comes through when he teaches.

Operations Director

Emma K

Emma Nicholson, Jim Johnson’s daughter is the Operations Director.  She has  worked for Johnson Training since it’s birth in 1993, at the age of 16, and has been involved in every aspect of the back-office operation. Throughout this time, Emma has studied, gaining various qualifications including a BA Honours and more recently an ILM in Management. She has worked in a variety of companies gaining a breadth of experience and expertise and is now back back at Johnson Training  Ltd putting into practice all the skills she has honed.

100% of our Customers would recommend our courses to a friend

10/10 “The trainer gave great detail and depth. I especially enjoyed learning the real reason for stingy eyes!”. Andrew Williams

10/10 “Jim was a really nice man who cared for us if we did not understand.” Tim Davies

10/10 “Really good and clear, stopping to make sure we understand. I enjoyed learning about why the tests have to be done correctly.” Jonathan Williams.

10/10 “I especially enjoyed the explanations of the chemical interactions between bathers and the dosing chemicals used”. Andrea Harvey.

10/10 “Very good interaction between group and tutor. Very informative.” Terry Boardman.

10/10 “Very clear, concise course Thank You. The course was taught in a very relaxed way which allowed for discussion to take place around specific queries/concerns”.

10/10 “Well presented and very informative. All presented very well.” Barry Smith.

10/10 “very clear presentation thank you. Enjoyed the testing and colour changes”. Nicola Ryan.

9/10 “Really enjoyed the practical”. Kathrine Wilson.

10/10 “Really good – made things very clear. Practical was fun”. Alison Souch.

10/10 “Very interesting, engaging course. I enjoyed how interactive the course was – wasn’t just sitting and listening to a lecture”. Clare Simmons, 

10/10 “Very good session – an opportunity to review practices and cover any site specific issues”. Matthew Hatton.

10/10 “Enjoyed the different tutors during the course, different teaching styles made it a different kind of learning experience”. Christine Hennessy

Latest Reviews can be found on http://www.johnsontraining.co.uk/customer-reviews/

Please ring for a chat to discuss your requirements 01942 708797

Or Email us on info@johnsontraining.co.uk

Johnson Training: ‘Committed to excellence in training’

Alliance of Professional Trainers

APLT is a professional body and an elite academy of industry experts who communicate knowledge and good practice, and seek to change attitudes and improve the skills that help leisure professionals become more effective in their workplaces.

Only those trainers that conform to the highest standards are accepted into the Alliance.

Members of the Alliance are required to sign up to the Alliance’s code of conduct.  This is intended to demonstrate to employers that there is a commitment to delivering the highest quality education and training programmes to the highest of professional standards, whilst embracing the ethos of continuous improvement.


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