Active IQ Level 3 Award in Operating Small Pools (RQF) – Dunes Splash Centre, Victoria Way, Southport, Merseyside PR8 1RR

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This two-day programme has been designed specifically for school caretakers/janitors, therapists, engineers and and operators of small commercial,school pools and hydrotherapy (aquatic therapy) pools.

This two-day programme has been designed specifically for school caretakers/janitors, therapists, engineers and operators of small commercial, school pools and hydrotherapy (aquatic therapy) pools in order for them to develop the knowledge required to operate small pools, including pool water treatment, and an understanding of the various items of plant and equipment and the ability to both test the pool water, but also to interpret water test results and then to take the necessary action to correct the levels if so needed.

Aim:   The aim of this programme is to provide the candidate with:

  • knowledge of both the theory and practice of pool water treatment
  • an understanding of the design and operation of their own pool plant including:  the circulation, filtration, disinfection, pH correction and heating of pool water.
  • an understanding of the principles of testing pool water and the ability to interpret water testing results and the actions required to restore ideal conditions
  • an understanding of how to maintain water that is safe and pleasant to swim in.
  • an appreciation of the technical requirements for ensuring safe and efficient operation of pool plant
  • All candidates receive a full colour course manual.
  • There are no pre-requisites for candidates who wish to attend this programme.
  • The course is assessed by completion of a work book and end of course work- based assignment.
  • Candidates who successfully complete the programme could progress on to the JTL Level 3 Pool Plant Operator Certificate course.

Learners will participate in taught sessions, engage in question and answer sessions, complete exercises, problem solving, participate in a pool water testing workshop etc. and will complete a workbook which will be assessed.

Guided learning hours

The guided learning hours for this programme are: 12 hours.

Learning outcomes:

Lecture and interactive presentations to enable the learner to:

  • Understand how pool operators provide a safe pool environment through careful control of pool chemical levels
  • Know the essential tests to ensure good pool water quality
  • Understand the different types of pool water testing equipment needed to ensure good quality pool water
  • Carry out all the essential pool water tests to include free chlorine (or bromine), combined chlorine (and how it is derived from the total chlorine) and pH
  • Understand the implications of the pool water readings
  • Recognise when pool water readings fall outside the recommended range
  • Understand the importance of good record keeping
  • Understand the design concepts of the types of pools found in schools and hospitals etc.
  • Understanding of the design and operation of the type of pool plant found  in schools and hospitals (including filtration systems, automatic dosing systems, pH correction and heating of pool water.
  • Understand the principles of operation of medium rate and high rate filters
  • Understand how to backwash medium and high rate filters
  • Understand how to maintain water that is in ‘balance’ and which is safe and pleasant to swim in.

 

Assessment:

The course is assessed by completion of a workbook and end of course work- based assignment.

Accreditation:
This programme is externally accredited by Active IQ the leading awarding organisation in the active leisure sector and regulated by OFQUAL.
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