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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


CourseCheck

5.0 Rating

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Choking

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

JE
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Emergency First Aid at Work

Ottilia is an excellent teacher; enthusiastic and knowledgable. Her style is a great balance of fun and informative presentation. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and feel confident about my first aid skills learned here.

GT
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First Aid at Work Annual Refresher

Extremely helpful & competent teacher. Enjoyable course.

Stella Couloutbanis
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Paediatric First Aid

Thank you very much- the course was excellent

JF
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Paediatric First Aid

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

JF
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Emergency First Aid at Work

10/10 Excellent. Would recommend.

RB
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Highly recommend

I'd highly recommend Ottilia! Just today I confidently and calmly stopped my 6 year old choking just a few weeks after my training with her!

Tony Kenny
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First Aid at Work Requalifying Course

Just completed my 3 year requalification for first aid. Learnt a few things and was reminded of others. Enjoyed the course and would recommend to others

Michael Walker
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EFAW & Basic Life Support

Excellent - Highly Recommend! Emergency First Aid at Work & Basic Life Support Course were both very interesting and engaging! Ottilia makes it fun to learn and gets everyone involved. Thank you!

Amanda Crofts
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Emergency First Aid at Work

The course was very well taught. I was worried of the practical elements, but everyone was friendly & encouraging.

Leona Greenwood

Google Reviews

5.0 Rating

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