FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Online or Face to Face

What is the difference between endorsed training programmes and regulated qualifications?

Our online training programmes are endorsed either partially, or fully, by Active IQ and CIMSPA and quality assured by both bodies.

Face to face courses can either be endorsed as above, certificated by Johnson Training Ltd or Regulated Qualifications on the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF).   All of our face to face Active IQ courses are Regulated on the RQF at either Level 2 or Level 3.

Our JTL programmes are unitary and provide progression and can be  studied as individual programmes or as combinations of units.

The following programmes are endorsed by Active IQ and CIMSPA:

  • JTL Principles and Practice of Pool Water Testing Training Programme
  • JTL School Pool and Hydrotherapy Pool Operator Training Programme
  • JTL Pool Plant Operator Update Refresher Training Programme
  • JTL Hot Tub Operator Training Programme

JTL certificated courses also include endorsed units:

JTL Foundation Pool Plant Operator Certificate

Consists of 2 units:
Unit 1:  JTL Introduction to pools and basic pool chemistry.
Unit 2:  JTL Principles and Practice of Pool Water Testing Training Programme  (endorsed)

JTL Level 3 Pool Plant Operator Certificate

Consists of 4 units:
Unit 1:  JTL Introduction to pools and basic pool chemistry.
Unit 2:  JTL Principles and Practice of Pool Water Testing Training Programme  (endorsed)
Unit 3:  JTL School Pool and Hydrotherapy Pool Operator Training Programme (endorsed)
Unit 4:  JTL Managing Pool Water Quality

Which is best? Online or face to face?

By far, face to face is the best, but this is not always possible, as we have seen with the Covid-19 virus emergency situation.

Online study provides opportunity for training from the  comfort of your home, at a pace to suit you.

What is the difference in content between the online or face to face?

There is very little difference in content between the online and face to face delivery.

Essentially, water is water, disinfectant is disinfectant, pH is pH, filters are filters etc. etc.

Both modes of delivery cover the same topics, therefore, the knowledge component is very similar.

The main difference is in the assessment.

How long does the online certification last for:

 The online certification is the same as face to face courses and you would need to do an update within three years to keep your knowledge current.

Is there any legal requirement for courses to be validated by specific awarding organisations?

 There is no legal requirement for courses to be validated by any specific awarding organisations.

Training needs to be suitable, sufficient and current. All of our courses and training programmes are!

Is there any legal requirement for hot tub courses to be validated by BISHTA?

There is no legal requirement for hot tub courses to be validated by BISHTA and to claim that the they do is misleading.  BISHTA is a trade association. They are not an awarding organisation offering regulated qualifications. Our training programmes are endorsed by Active IQ and by the Chartered Institute CIMSPA. 

What Hot Tub training is required versus what training is recommended for small hot tub hire company.
Hire hot tubs have exactly the same risks as fixed hot tubs.
You have a legal duty of care and you must carry out a risk assessment and put in place control measures to protect your customers.
To  do this you need to ensure that any training you have had is suitable, sufficient and training records kept.
You probably won’t get insurance if you haven’t had any training.
Do I need training if I am merely hiring out hot tubs? Is it a legal requirement? Or is it just best practice?

The simple answer is Yes, Yes and Yes!!

Hot Tubs for hire have exactly the same risks as fixed hot tubs.  The hazard is the same.

If not properly operated and managed, hot tubs are a serious health risk.

The law is very clear:

You have a legal duty of care and you must carry out risk assessment and put in place control measures in order to protect your customers.

The risk assessment must be carried out by a competent person.

To do this you need to ensure that any training you have had is suitable, sufficient and current and training records must be kept and maintained.

You must meet the requirements of your insurance company and also be aware of the hot tub manufacturers guidance considered in the light of UK law and UK practice for the safe operation of hot tubs.

In the event of prosecution, fines and resultant compensation claims could be crippling and you probably won’t get insurance to cover the hire of hot tubs if you haven’t had any training.

All these points and more are covered in our training programme and so we would strongly advise you to do our JTL Hot Tub Operator Training Programme which is available online.

Can I do the regulated qualification online?
Yes. You can do the JTL Level 3 training and then there is an add-on you can do to upgrade to the Active IQ Level 3. Both of these courses can be found under Online Courses.
If I do the online course now, can I go on to achieve the regulated qualification?
Yes, you can either do it online or attend a face to face course for one day and complete the assessment as required by the awarding organisation.
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