bigstock swimming pool 4380297The operation of swimming pool plant is the backbone of training for all those employed in leisure facilities that incorporate swimming pools. The P.A.L.M. Academy SWIMMING POOL TECHNICAL OPERATORS CERTIFICATE is the first one to be accredited by the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG), as meeting the syllabus requirements of the PWTAG Code of Practice, and supporting the BS-EN 15288-2 standard.

The Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group includes members from statutory, voluntary and professional organizations, and is a focus for debate and improvement in operational and management standards in an area which comes under significant financial and political, as well as technical pressure.
Its work includes, monitoring and advising on important issues and developments within the industry; research; and developing standards and legislation.

Not only does the P.A.L.M. Academy SWIMMING POOL TECHNICAL OPERATORS CERTIFICATE cover all the operational and maintenance aspects of managing a swimming pool, but it includes design factors; legal responsibilities; document production and best practice advice to users. Its content is regularly updated to include to the latest advice from PWTAG.

Without a doubt, this is the most comprehensive and up to date course, (and therefore, qualification), that is available, that meets the industry’s advice and its Code of Practice.
Assessment is made through a short, multiple choice written test at the end of the course, and a post-course assignment.
Course duration: 3 days

small pool operatos certificateThe P.A.L.M. Academy SMALL POOL OPERATORS CERTIFICATE has been written specifically to support those people who are responsible for the operation of swimming pools in health clubs, hotels, schools, and specialist, medical facilities such as hydrotherapy pools, in hospitals and special needs schools.

The qualification is endorsed by the Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers, and also meets the syllabus requirements of PWTAG (Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group), for its "On-site Designated Supervisor" qualification, as determined by the PWTAG Code of Practice.  This is the first course to gain these accreditations.

The course covers the full operation of this type of pools, with the focus very clearly on the practical operational requirements; there is also reference to the legal obligations and document production that is required, as well.

Assessment is made through a short, multiple choice written test at the end of the course, and a post-course assignment.

Course duration:  2 days

update seminarThere is an obligation to maintain knowledge and practices of health and safety issues, and in the case of swimming pool plant operations this opportunity is provided through the P.A.L.M. Academy INFORMATION UPDATE SEMINAR.

This SEMINAR gives the required updated information, to demonstrate that you have maintained your knowledge, and are aware of best practices. The Seminar complies with the guidance offered by the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group; Health & Safety Guidance 179 and BS-EN 15288-2 and will include issues such as current water quality standards; UK LEGISLATION; European standards, and also includes Energy Management.

Assessment is made through the production of satisfactory standard of information from the delegate’s workplace.

Course duration: 6 hours

water testing workshopThis WORKSHOP is ideal for those people who are new to the industry, or are recently required to take swimming pool water tests. The Workshop covers the need for regular water testing, and the correct methods for doing so. Once the test has been carried out, what do the results mean? This Workshop will, therefore, include the parameters of the basic readings, as well as the reporting protocol to more senior staff, should any readings be unacceptable.

Assessment is made through the substantial amount of practical work that forms part of the Workshop, concentrating on the ability to demonstrate the correct method for carrying out pool water tests, and understanding their meanings.

Certificates will be issued listing the issues covered, and so providing the necessary evidence of learning.

Course duration:  Half day

bigstock relaxation area with swimming  19463405This course is aimed at team leaders, club managers, and those aspiring to these positions, which need to have a full knowledge of the design, operation and maintenance of spa resorts where there are a range of facilities.

The course covers all the technical aspects of operating a small swimming pool, as well as the maintenance of spa pools, sauna and steam rooms. In addition, the course covers the benefits and contra-indicators of sauna and steam, as well as the best practice information that should be provided to users of these facilities.

Assessment is made through a short, multiple choice written test at the end of the course, and a post-course assignment.

Course duration:  2 days