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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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Emergency First Aid at Work

10/10 Excellent. Would recommend.

RB
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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
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Choking

I attended a 4N meeting where Ottilia carried out a session on what to do if someone's choking. It was a practical session which she made fun and engaging, ensuring we learned exactly what we needed to.... I am really grateful for her session... thank you!

MD
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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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Get her in every school!

Ottillia did a practical session at a recent 4 Networking meeting which was lots of fun, she demonstrated a great deal of knowledge and understanding but in a very easy to replicate manner. Learning through doing and whilst having a good time is a great way to learn some really important life skills - get her in every school!!, this training needs to be on the curriculum for all kids!!

Wendy Ward
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First Aid for Children

My daughter attended a first aid course with Pochat training, the delivery and content was engaging and relevant to her age, as well as being fun. The mix of interactive hands on tasks and discussion was really good. I would definitely recommend.

Matt Burrows
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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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Emergency First Aid at Work

Recently attended the Emergency First aid at work course with Pochat training. Trainer was very knowledgable on the subject area, and used an array of learning tools to support the training. I found this really helpful. Also impressed that the course was on a Saturday, enabling me to attend around other commitments.

CW
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A trainer who puts "fun" high on her list

If you are looking a trainer who puts "fun" high on her list of priorities then Ottilia is your person. I so remember her teaching a first aid course (serious subject) and someone outsidee of the room asking what the class was laughing so much. It is a very serious subject but that does not mean we cannot have a little fun. Ottilia provides excellent training, assessment and quality assurance services . Particular skills included First Aid, health and Safety, Food Safety, Manual Handling and Fire Safety

Pat Marshall
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First Aid at Work Annual Refresher

Extremely helpful & competent teacher. Enjoyable course.

Stella Couloutbanis

Google Reviews

5.0 Rating

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