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STA Award in Teaching Swimming Resource Manual Update

Posted on 29th May 2024

Following feedback, STA has made an amendment to the STA Award in Teaching Swimming Resource Manual. As announced during the STA Award in Teaching Swimming – Work Product Requirements and Standards webinar on 11th April, which can be view via STA Online, sitting dives have been removed from the STA Award in Teaching Swimming Resource…

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STA Technical Notice Regarding Updates to STA First Aid Resources

Posted on 24th May 2024

Following the recent update of First aid at work: The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981: Guidance on Regulations (L74) by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), the below pages / information within the STA First Aid resource manuals has been updated. First Aid Needs Assessment The HSE have emphasised employers’ responsibilities to take account…

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Dive into a Rewarding Career: Become a Swimming Teacher or Pool Lifeguard

Posted on 13th May 2024

By Kayle Brightwell, Director of Education at STA Are you passionate about the water and eager to make a positive impact on others’ lives? Consider the fulfilling journey of becoming a swimming teacher or pool lifeguard! For International Learn to Swim Week, we’ll be diving into why this career path could be the splash of…

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Be Trauma-Informed with STA’s NEW Online CPD

Posted on 22nd April 2024

In partnership with Janine Ramsey from Trauma-Informed Aquatics, STA is delighted to introduce a new online CPD titled ‘Fundamentals of Trauma-Informed Practice in Swimming Lessons’. This introductory CPD has been created to help swimming teachers gain a foundational understanding of what it means to be trauma-informed when delivering swimming lessons. The new CPD, which has…

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STA pop into School Swimming to Deliver a Free NEW Safety Checklist

Posted on 13th April 2024

Making sure children of all ages and abilities have the opportunity to learn how to swim and be water-safe is our overriding charity objective, but we all know in school swimming there are many difficult, practical, and financial challenges still to overcome; especially when headteachers are faced with limited access to local facilities. Bridging this…

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STA Launches New Aquacise Qualification

Posted on 11th April 2024

STA is pleased to announce the launch of the new STA Level 2 Award in Aquacise qualification. As part of Safety Training Awards’ (STA) ongoing commitment to creating high quality professional qualifications which meet the needs of the industry, employers, and learners, STA is extremely proud to launch this new qualification. The qualification aims to…

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Technical Notice: What to Expect from your EQA Visit Guidance

Posted on 13th February 2024

To support Approved Training Centres (ATC) Safety Training Awards (STA) have released a What to Expect from your EQA Visit Guidance document. External Quality Assurance (EQA) visits are important to ensure and maintain high standards of quality, consistency, and compliance within the ATC, and across all ATCs. The EQA team look at the performance, procedures,…

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STAting the Facts: STA Award in Pool Lifeguarding

Posted on 19th January 2024

Part One for Leisure Operators With a New Year upon us and career opportunities a plenty in lifeguarding, Helen Done, STA’s Qualifications and Business Development Manager, STAtes the facts about pool lifeguard training and answers the most FAQs about the STA Award in Pool Lifeguarding qualification, including how during this time of a national workforce…

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