News & Updates

UPDATE on the Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions for ATC’s Training and Assessing Lifesaving Qualifications

Posted on 16th July 2021

Following discussions with RLSS UK this week, in response to the three UK governments announcing differing plans for the easing of restrictions, we have agreed to be united in our approach in continuing to ask ATCs to follow COVID-19 guidance when training and assessing STA’s lifesaving qualifications. STA supports RLSS with this decision, and wholly…

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Technical Notice: Resuscitation Council 2021 Guidelines

Posted on 17th June 2021

The Resuscitation Council have released the 2021 guidelines, which include updated resuscitation and first aid guidelines. The updated 2021 guidelines can be found on Resuscitation Council UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2021: First aid. In partnership with the first aid awarding organisation forum, Safety Training Awards (STA) have been reviewing the updated guidelines to…

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Approved Training Centre (ATC) Regulatory Update

Posted on 16th June 2021

Launch Date: 16th June 2021 As an Awarding Organisation (AO), Safety Training Awards (STA) is required to inform all Approved Training Centres (ATCs) of the new regulations that the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) and Qualifications Wales (QW) have introduced. These new enforceable regulations must be adhered to by all Awarding Organisations (AOs)…

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Technical Notice: Changes to First Aid, Pool Emergency Responder, Health and Safety Qualification Assessment Methodology

Posted on 9th June 2021

Following feedback from learners, tutors, assessors and Approved Training Centres, Safety Training Awards (STA) has reviewed and changed the assessment method from portfolio completion to Multiple-Choice Question Assessments for the following qualifications: STA Award in Emergency First Aid at Work STA Award in First Aid at Work STA Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid STA…

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STA Secure First-Aid Training with Eurolink in United Arab Emirates

Posted on 29th March 2021

Safety Training Awards has secured a new 5-year contract with Eurolink Safety, which will see STA’s full range of regulated first aid qualifications being delivered for the first time across the UAE, including with the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Service (DCAS). Eurolink Safety has been providing bespoke HSE services for a diverse range of organisations…

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Immediate Update for First Aid Training – Temporary Omission of Practical Rescue Breaths

Posted on 16th February 2021

With immediate effect, the First Aid Quality Partnership, in agreement with the HSE and Resuscitation Council UK, are supporting the temporarily omission of practical demonstrations of rescue breaths from first aid at work training courses. This is a precautionary measure while COVID-19 transmission rates remain high. Our interpretation of this latest measure is that rescue…

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First Aid Training in Northern Ireland

Posted on 28th January 2021

In a follow-up to the recent First Aid training update for England, Wales and Scotland, we now have confirmation from the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI). Their current policy position on First Aid training is as follows: First aid at work training required to comply with health and safety or other legislation…

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COVID-19 Update On Qualification Extensions

Posted on 25th January 2021

In response to the questions about qualification extensions during the current lockdown restrictions, Claire Brisbourne, Director of Safety Training Awards sets out the latest guidance here for England, Wales and Scotland.

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