STA PPO Courses

Johnson Training are able to offer three STA QCF Accredited programmes:

STA Level 3 Award in Pool Plant Operations (QCF)   (3 Day Course)

STA Level 2 Award in Swimming Pool Water Treatment (QCF)  (1 Day Course)

STA Level 2 Award in Pool Water Testing (QCF)  (1/2 Day Course)

These programmes can be delivered on site, subject to conditions.

Johnson Training can deliver bespoke pool plant training courses on your site.

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Course Details:

STA Level 3 Award in Pool Plant Operations (QCF)

Aim

The STA Award in Pool Plant Operations qualification aims to enable candidates to manage and maintain swimming pool, spa and interactive play feature operation via receiving the training necessary to reflect the most up-to-date requirements and standards for pool plant operation.

Pre-requisites

  • Be of 18 years of age or older
  • Satisfactorily complete a pre-course worksheet assignment.

 Validity of Award

This qualification is valid for 5 years.

Course Information

 The STA Award in Pool Plant Operations covers the following:

  • 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

 The assessment criteria are as follows:

  • Satisfactorily complete a pre-course worksheet assignment
  • Satisfactorily complete the course manual
  • Complete a 25 question multiple-choice paper with a pass mark of 18
  • Undertake practical water testing, analysis and interpretation
  • Complete a post-course assessment sheet and return to course tutor.

Revalidation

This qualification requires revalidation every 5 years to update knowledge and demonstrate understanding. Candidates can revalidate by attending a one-day revalidation seminar.

STA Level 2 Award in Swimming Pool Water Treatment (QCF)

Aim

The STA Award in Swimming Pool Water Treatment aims to enable candidates to understand the basic principles of the treatment of swimming pool water. It provides candidates with the knowledge and skills to competently test water and maintain safe bathing conditions.

Pre-requisites

  • Be of 16 years of age or older.

Validity of Award

This qualification is valid for 5 years.

Course Information

 The STA Award in Swimming Pool Water Treatment covers:

  • Understanding the sources of pollution and control measure
  • Understanding basic principles of pool water filtration and backwashing
  • Understanding the key features of a swimming pool circulation system
  • Understanding the potential dangers and hazards associated with suction entrapment and entanglement
  • Understanding the role and purpose of disinfectants in swimming pools
  • Understanding the pH scale, its function and related water terminology
  • Understanding the basic principles of water testing, recording and interpretation leading to corrective action
  • Understanding the importance of COSHH.

Assessment

The assessment criteria are as follows:

  • Satisfactorily complete the course manual and end-of-course worksheet
  • Undertake practical water testing, analysis and interpretation.

Revalidation

This qualification requires revalidation every 5 years to update knowledge and demonstrate understanding.

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