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…
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…
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…
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…
Posted on 6th August 2019
Following an in-depth review with external consultants and feedback from members, Safety Training Awards has changed the process for multiple-choice question (MCQ) assessment papers and produced a guidance document to support ATCs with the new MCQ assessment papers.
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…
Posted on 31st July 2019
Active IQ has named Safety Training Awards as its preferred supplier for two of the mandated qualifications included in the Leisure Team Member apprenticeship.
Posted on 14th June 2019
We are pleased to announce that Safety Training Awards has expanded its quality assurance team with the appointment of Russell Sparks as a new full-time external quality assurer.
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…
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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