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3 Day Technician Certificate

Ideal for staff who operate – or intend to – in a pool where they will perform tasks with significant operational or safety impacts, and that they have the competencies to do so.  Detailed information on this course can be obtained in the PDF download on this page.  The certificate has a validity period of five years.

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1 Day Foundation Certificate

An ideal qualification for staff who are not specifically responsible for the day to day operation of pool plant, but require a basic understanding of pool water management and water testing procedures, diagnosis and response actions.

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1 Day Technician Revalidation Seminar

This Update Seminar revalidates a certificate that is due to expire.  It is designed to refresh the knowledge gained on the Technician Certificate and to provide an appreciation of current changes and trends and standards of operation.  The annual, well attended seminar and workshop, with visiting speakers from the industry has become a calendar date, with some delegates attending for the event itself rather than to revalidate their certificate.  

Our Courses

Over the years since Flowman was formed in 1989, our courses have helped thousands of people to realise their potential within the leisure industry.  Our training courses cover every aspect of pool water technology and pool plant operation and are held frequently throughout the year.  Course places enjoy a very high demand and we would urge you to contact us direct to find out about availability.

We offer comprehensive 3-day PASOQ (Pool and Spa Operators Qualifications) Technician Certificate courses throughout the year.  We also offer a 1-day PASOQ Foundation Certificate course, subject to demand.  Additionally, we run the PASOQ 1-day Revalidation Technician Certificate update seminar and workshop.  This Revalidation recognises other 3-days qualifications eg ISRM, AIQ, STA etc and certificate holders will be placed on the PASOQ (UK) Pool Technician Register.  These PASOQ courses are endorsed by ISPE (Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers) and generously supported by Lovibond pool water testing.  For further details about PASOQ visit

Flowman also offers the above certificated courses as an in-house package to many organisations.  Additionally, we can customise staff training to be site specific and suit the needs of a particular pool and plant room.

All our training courses comply fully with

 The Health and Safety Executive’s document, HSG179
 The British Standards Institute PAS39 document and
 The PWTAG (Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group) current manual, Swimming Pool Water : Treatment & Quality Standards for Pools and Spas.

This PWTAG manual, considered by many to be the ‘Bible’ of swimming pool water treatment, is given to each attendee on the Technician Certificate course.  Your course tutors are the Flowman partners, David Lowe and John Mannion, both of whom are members of ISPE (Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers) and qualified by examination with the Institute of Sport & Recreation Management (ISRM, now CIMSPA).  Attendees on all Flowman training courses have unlimited access to a free Helpline for plant room or water quality management, following their training.

PASOQ swimming and spa Pool Plant Operators 3-day Technician qualification
PASOQ swimming and spa Pool Plant Operator’s 1-day Technician’s Revalidation update seminar

Customised In-House Training – tailored to be site specific
PASOQ swimming and spa Pool Plant Operators 1-day Foundation qualification

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