News & Updates

Technical Notice – Reminder: Practical Pool Sessions on STA Award in Aquatic Teaching – Baby and Pre-School Course

Posted on 18th September 2019

As per our initial Technical Notice posted on February 21st 2017, to maintain the high standards of the STA Baby and Pre-School Award Qualification, STA requires all learners to have access to babies and pre-school pairs during the pool practical teaching sessions. It is the responsibility of the Approved Training Centre’s (ATC) Centre Co-ordinator to…

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Changes to Internal Quality Assurance Requirements

Posted on 28th August 2019

Following a consultation with members, Approved Training Centres (ATC) and external stakeholders we have carried out a full review of the Approved Training Centre (ATC) and Quality Assurance model to streamline the process and ensure it is not over burdensome. Safety Training Awards would like to announce that new Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) requirements will…

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Changes to Pool Lifeguarding and Safety Award for Teachers MCQ Pass Marks

Posted on 27th August 2019

Following an assessment review, Safety Training Awards (STA) have made amendments to the pass marks for the STA Level 2 Award in Pool Lifeguarding and STA Level 2 Award in Safety Award for Teachers qualifications, with immediate effect. The new pass marks are as follows: STA Award in Pool Lifeguarding STA Award in Safety Award…

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Changes to First Aid Delivery Period

Posted on 22nd August 2019

Following changes from the HSE and First Aid Awarding Organisation Forum, it has been agreed to increase the delivery period for first aid qualifications, with immediate effect. STA Award in Emergency First Aid at Work can now be delivered over a maximum of 4 weeks. STA Award in First Aid at Work (Revalidation) can now…

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Lifesaving Tutor Online Upskill

Posted on 1st August 2019

Safety Training Awards, launched the new CIMSPA endorsed Employer-Led Lifeguard Professional Standard Qualification, STA Level 2 Award in Pool Lifeguarding in April 2019. Following member feedback and requests, STA are pleased to offer an online Lifesaving Tutor Upskill CPD programme to STA Lifesaving Tutors in order to update them on the changes. This programme must…

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Changes to Learner Portfolios, Pre-Course Application and Post-Course Feedback Forms

Posted on 4th June 2019

Following member feedback, Safety Training Awards has updated the learner portfolios for first aid, pool plant, and health and safety qualifications, plus the Pool Emergency Responder qualification. The pre-course application and post-course feedback forms have been separated from the portfolios—these are now available to download from STA Online. This means tutors will only need to…

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Free Mandatory Webinars for IQAs Coming Soon

Posted on 10th May 2019

Safety Training Awards has scheduled two free mandatory webinars for Wednesday 15th May 2019 and Wednesday 19th June 2019 to assist centre co-ordinators, current internal quality assurers (IQAs) and those who are interested in becoming an IQA.

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