Date(s) - 30/01/2019 - 01/02/2019
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Leigh Indoor Sports Centre
Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Pool Plant Operations (QCF)The Pool Plant Operators course is accredited at level 3 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) and consists of four units. The qualification was completely updated and revised in July 2015.
Target Learners for the Pool Plant Operators Course:
- Adults (aged 16+) wishing to pursue a career in the Active Leisure sector as a lifeguard or leisure attendant.
- Sport and recreation organisations with a need to train their staff to an agreed nationally recognised standard as Pool Plant Operators.
- Those involved in looking after the pool plant room day-to- day, or responsible for the management of complex pool water treatment plant.
- Those who wish to have their experience and knowledge in the Leisure industry recognised by a formal qualification.
- Students who want to go into sport and recreation as a career and who wish to undertake the most industry-relevant qualification in preparation
Pool Plant Operator Course Aims:This qualification provides the necessary underpinning knowledge to understand the requirements for efficient and safe pool plant operation in today's high tech swimming pool industry and includes: * The design and operation of swimming pool plant. * How to maintain water that is in "balance" and is safe and pleasant to swim in. * The principles of testing pool water and the remedial action required to restore ideal conditions. * The technical requirements for ensuring the safe and effective operation of the pool plant.
Objectives:On completion of the Pool Plant Operators Course, the learner should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
- The responsibilities of pool operators to provide a safe pool environment.
- The causes of swimming pool water contamination.
- The importance of good pre-swim hygiene
- The importance of good cleanliness in the swimming pool environment
- The principles of a simple swimming pool water circulation system
- The recommended temperatures for pool water
- The principles of pool water chemical dosing
- The essential tests to ensure swimming pool water quality
- The importance of maintaining swimming pool water quality
- The importance of good record keeping
- Correct pool water testing techniques
- The importance of safe and effective swimming pool management
- The legislation which affect swimming pool operations
- The different types of infections associated with poor pool water quality and hygiene
- The implications of the mains water supply in the treatment of swimming pool water
- Testing of the mains water supply
- The circulation systems of swimming pools
- How to control the disinfection of pool water
- The principles involved in chlorinating swimming pool water
- How to maintain balanced pool water
- Water testing for swimming pool water
- The principles of heating and ventilating the swimming pool environment
- The staged processes of pool water treatment
- The different approaches to swimming pool filtration systems
- The process of backwashing a filtration system
- The different types of valves commonly used in swimming pool plant
- Backwashing of the filtration system
- The risks involved in the storage and use of chemicals for the treatment of swimming pool water
- The hydraulic flow of swimming pool water