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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


Basic Life Support for Adults and Children

Brilliant course. Ottilia is a great trainer and makes it so much fun and a knowledgeful session. Definitely recommended.

Arifa Usman


Ottilia put on a fun and informative demonstration of her first aid skills at a networking meeting I ran. Ottilia made the session light hearted but educational which is a great balance of skills.

Wendy Ward

Brilliant First Aid Courses

Over the years I’ve attended several First Aid courses but although they were all useful this is the first time I’ve actually enjoyed one! I’d definitely recommend Pochat Training, in fact I’ve just booked a place on the CitizenAid training. The Chesterfield (Whittington) venue was easy to find and had free onsite parking which is always a bonus.

Jo Carter

First Aid at Work Annual Refresher

Enjoyed once again. Many thanks.


First Aid at Work

Great course, great trainer, excellent scenarios


Emergency First Aid at Work

10/10 Excellent. Would recommend.


Supervising First Aid for Mental Health

In July 2020 I took the Level 3 Supervising Mental Health First Aid course run by Ottilia. I've had previous experince of being trained by Ottilia so I knew the qualtiy would be good . Doing a three day course over Zoom during lockdown and I admit to being a bit nervoud before we started about whether I would be able to sustain my concentration and attendance. I needn't have worried, the course was beautifully organised wthe breaks built in and Ottilia's use of multi media, interactive tools and group discussion meant this was a very engaging and hands on programme . It was really clear that this a subject area Ottilia knows well, has real expertise in and commitment to . I couldn't have picked a better trianiner for this important area of professional development and I now feel much more secure that I could offer appropriate support and mental health first aid as and when needed

Sue Sanford


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


Emergency First Aid at Work

I attended an Emergency First Aid at Work Course, it was delivered very well and I would definitely recommend this business for training. Ottilia was very patient with everyone and kept going over things until everyone on the course fully understood. I really enjoyed the course I attended and I feel confident applying the knowledge which I was taught.

Charlie Goodwin

First Aid at Work Requalification Course

This was a very informative and hands on course. It was fun and interesting and held in a friendly and relaxed environment.
I now certainly feel confident enough to handle most first aid emergencies I'm likely to encounter.
Big thanks to Pochat Training.. Would recommend to anyone.

5 stars

Tony Jones

Google Reviews

5.0 Rating

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