Considering an STA Pool Plant Qualification?

Safe, clear and hygenic water in swimming pools, spas and interactive play features is what all pool plant operators should strive for. STA’s pool plant qualifications provide learners with the training they need to ensure the safety of all users of wet leisure facilities, whilst also complying with the health, safety and legal requirements of being a qualified operator.

STA have three qualifications available to suit the needs of those involved in varying degrees of pool plant work – from routine water testing to the full management and operation of a pool plant facility.

Get Your Pool Plant Qualification

Who Are STA and How Can We Help You?

Safety Training Awards is an awarding organisation which offers and certificates vocational qualifications across a range of disciplines. These qualifications are designed to meet both legal requirements and national occupational standards for various industries, providing you with the confidence and reassurance to develop your career professionally.

If you’re a leisure centre general manager or duty manager, or if you’re responsible for managing and maintaining a pool or spa at your facility, we have qualifications that will cover what you need to ensure the safety of all users of your facility, whilst also complying with the health, safety and legal requirements of being a qualified operator.

Once You’re Qualified

Pool plant qualifications are a great progression route for those looking to gain additional leisure- and recreation-related qualifications to further their career with broader experiences in leisure management.

Following completion of water testing or treatment courses, learners can further their education and skills by moving onto the Pool Plant Operations qualification. Holders of a Pool Plant Operations qualification can even become a tutor and ensure the safety of swimmers everywhere by training others in safe pool management.

With a love for swimming I started off working within leisure as a lifeguard which later progressed to a duty manager role thanks to the STA Level 3 Award in Pool Plant Operations. Not only did I gain knowledge on plant rooms, water testing and treatment, I also became more confident and progressed with my career; I would highly recommend this course to anyone as it opens up many new opportunities.

Not only do I understand how a pool plant room runs, I understand the health and safety risks involved and had great support from the course tutor. I feel proud knowing I’m responsible for the public’s health and wellbeing and running the plant room competently.

Demi Tripicchio, Sandwell Leisure Trust

Available Qualifications

Pool Plant Operations

The pinnacle of pool plant training, equipping learners with the skills and knowledge to fully operate and maintain a pool plant on a daily basis.

CIMSPA Endorsed

Swimming Pool Water Treatment

Trains learners in the basics of swimming pool plant operation, enabling them to competently test pool water, maintain chemical levels and effective filtration and circulation.

Swimming Pool Water Testing

The theoretical knowledge needed to competently test swimming pool and spa water, as well as insight into the interpretation of results gained from these tests.