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About Us

About Us

About Us

Who Are We?

We are a small, family run business, based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. 

I am the owner and trainer of Pochat Training, and my name is Ottilia Pochat.

I have been in education in one way or another since I was young (I'm still just over 21, mind you 😂).

I trained as a primary school teacher, specialised in teaching children with special educational needs, in the Netherlands. This meant that I spent four years learning to teach - we didn't learn about the subjects themselves, but focused on all other aspects of teaching. This included making one's own teaching materials in order to make the learning fun and engaging for the children. 

That, together with an international career, is what I bring to Pochat Training - the ability to make the learning fun, engaging, interactive and varied. And that also counts for health and safety training - there is absolutely no need for that to be boring!

Ottilia Pochat, owner and trainer at Pochat Training

The rest of the team:

  • My eldest son is a whizz at anything computers and computer security, and does invaluable work on the business
  • My middle son is a whizz at understanding systems, at creating spreadsheets and finding magical ways to make it do and tell you information as and when you need it. He also helps with finances, graphic design and marketing.
  • My youngest son helps with lots of those little things that need doing, and makes a brilliant trainer himself - he is the actor that comes and makes first aid experiences real on a three day First Aid at Work course, and he is also great when we teach children first aid!
  • As and when needed, we also call upon other experts in their fields to aid us with many essential tasks

Our Reviews


5.0 Rating


Paediatric First Aid

Very well organised, clear and great resources. Thank you very much! I'm ready for action now!



Really interesting and fun presentation from Ottilia this morning, and I've really felt like I have learnt something that would make a real difference should the worst happen.

Paul Chapman

Her courses are not the norm

With Ottilia being one of my early clients we formed a working relationship from the get go. A straightforward, intelligent lady who has a passion for her work, business but most certainly her clients, to which one of my other clients can testify. Her courses are not the norm. As Ottilia says they are fun and engaging but importantly pack with relevant information beyond other course out there. Check Ottilia's business out - you could travel a lot less and fair a lot worse by not doing so.

Robin Nesbitt

Minor Injuries Webinar

I enjoyed the minor injuries webinar as it refreshed my memory in these areas and gave me the confidence to deal with any of these now. The training was delivered with practical demonstrations and I enjoyed the chance to use my brain during lockdown.

Debbie Grosch-Squance

Great Training

Great training, would definitely recommend xx

Jade Danielle

Emergency First Aid at Work

Very interesting and engaging - Thank you.



Recently completed an Emergency First Aid course run by Ottilia - she delivered a great course with enthusiasm and knowledge. It was fun and entertaining whilst also teaching us the serious skills to save someone's life. Highly recommended whether you are new to first aid or refreshing your skills.



Very knowledgable Ottilia, learnt a new skill in your session and you made it fun! Thankyou


Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis

I completed a Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis course on Tuesday (19 Apr 16). Excellent! The tutor was brilliant - made it all very straightforward. Not too much theory but plenty of practicals. I now feel competent to help out in an emergency



Attended the citizen aid course this week, absolutely brilliant. Whilst we all hope that we are never involved in a major incident, the big question though would be are we prepared, what would we do? This course discusses various incidents and some are uncomfortable to think about, but if something happened most people panic, after this course you are likely to stay calm, take control and above all save lives. This course is for everyone due to the current threats in the world, However large companies especially should consider training their staff, It may save your life or someone close to you. Highly recommended , well presented and really interesting.

Ian Mcclumpha

Google Reviews

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