Covid Announcement

Even through the current Covid-19 restrictions we are still able to offer our "face to face" training courses at your facility, but all are delivered in accord with the current Government advice on social distancing and personal protection. 
We are also able to offer "On-Line" and “Live Tutorial” versions of some of our courses.  Please click on the ‘On-line” tab above to see which options are currently available.

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Poolmark is the UK National Standard for quality, healthy pools. Certification is an assurance that the pool meets essential healthy pool operational standards.

Palm Academy are pleased to have been appointed as assessors for the PWTAG Poolmark Swimming Pool Accreditation Scheme. For further information on the benefits of achieving  accreditation and how to apply:  Click Here. 


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Our Trainers

The PALM Academy Swimming and Spa Pool Plant Operations courses are delivered by expert trainers who have many years of hands-on practical experience.  Our Leisure Management Seminars and Courses are delivered by experienced senior managers. This means you can be totally confident that both theory and practice is incorporated into all of our courses

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Our Courses

Whether it is Pool Plant Operations or the Management of Leisure Facilities, our courses and seminars have been designed to meet the needs of the sport, recreation and physical activity industry, and for all levels of staff within it. To find out more about our courses and which one is right for you - then contact us now

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Our Partners

We work closely with industry leading partners to ensure that we deliver the right training courses and workshops based on what the sport, recreation, fitness and physical activity industry needs.  This means we can respond quickly to the demands of new technology, legistation and the latest developments.

First POOLMARK awards presented at the

Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group Annual Conference.

The first PoolMark awards were presented to Abbeycroft Leisure (Cambs, England), and Atlantis Leisure (Oban, Scotland), at the PWTAG Annual Conference in Loughbrough, on 13th November. The Awards were presented by PWTAG Chair, Janice Calvert.

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"Abbeycroft Leisure are extremely pleased to be accredited with PoolMark. It confirms the hard work that our staff perform every day to ensure the highest standards of pool environment, for our swimmers"
Nigel Snape
Head of Operations
Abbeycroft Leisure
“The PoolMark award process has meant  that we have reviewed and improved all our pool procedures. 
We will  certainly use this experience as a bench-mark for future developments.
It’s raised awareness of pool water quality standards and will give confidence to our customers, staff and volunteer directors that we are maintaining our pool to the highest standards.”
Nick Wesley
General Manager

Atlantis Leisure

Latest News

P.A.L.M. Academy Course Accredited by the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group. (PWTAG)

The Swimming Pool Technical Operator Certificate

The PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND LEISURE MANAGEMENT ACADEMY has gained accreditation for its flagship qualification, the SWIMMING POOL TECHNICAL OPERATOR CERTIFICATE from the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group.

This newly-titled Pool Plant Operations Certificate qualification is the first, and only one, that PWTAG recognizes as meeting all the criteria of their extremely rigorous Training Syllabus. With so many options available, the P.A.L.M. Academy is delighted to be the first to have its training accredited by the industry’s leading body.

The syllabus has had to comply with, or support:- BS-EN 15288-2 :Swimming Pool Water Treatment and Quality Standards :PWTAG Code of Practice

Several, chosen training providers are now licensed to deliver this qualification, including its authors and compilers, Carlton Associates Ltd and Link into Leisure Ltd.

Carlton Associates Ltd

mobile: 07710 206945

Link into Leisure Ltd

tel:     01529 460634
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