News and Updates

Pool Plant Qualifications Updated in Line with Latest PWTAG Guidance

Posted on 9th July 2018

Following the release of the updated learner portfolios on Monday 18th June, the pool plant qualifications have been updated to reflect the changes in guidance within Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group’s (PWTAG) Swimming Pool Water publication. There were several areas in the pool plant learner manuals, course presentations and portfolios that required updating to reflect…

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Updates to Learner Portfolio Content for Lifesaving, First Aid, Pool Plant and Health & Safety Qualifications

Posted on 11th June 2018

The learner portfolios and answer sheets for Safety Training Awards lifesaving, first aid, pool plant and health & safety qualifications are changing following a review of the existing procedures. As a way to streamline the process for tutors and internal quality assurers (IQA) moving forward, the learner portfolios now combine the majority of paperwork required…

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Important Reminder for ATC Applications

Posted on 30th May 2018

As previously reported, as part of Safety Training Awards’ regulatory requirements as an awarding organisation, any business, organisation or tutor wanting to deliver Safety Training Awards qualifications must be an Approved Training Centre (ATC) by 1st August 2018. With the deadline approaching, Safety Training Awards’ compliance team is urging all members to complete and submit…

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New Level 2 Teaching Swimming Qualifications Launched

Posted on 16th April 2018

Safety Training Awards is delighted to announce the launch of two new Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualifications. The new qualifications replace STA’s current Level 2 Award and Certificate and are: STA Level 2 Award in Teaching Swimming STA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Swimming The new Level 2 Certificate has received endorsement against CIMSPA’s new…

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Free Webinar: ATC Procedures and Overcoming Challenges Imposed on Sole Traders

Posted on 11th April 2018

Update: A recording of this webinar is available to watch on our YouTube channel and is embedded below. Due to regulatory requirements, Safety Training Awards is introducing an Approved Training Centre (ATC) model to promote consistency, high standards and learner/public confidence in its qualifications. We welcome all tutors, assessors and course organisers/ATCs to participate in…

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Changes to Learner Portfolio Distribution

Posted on 5th April 2018

The process for distributing learner portfolios for Safety Training Awards courses is changing following a review of the existing procedures. As learner portfolios contain worksheets and course documentation which are part of the qualification assessment, they should not be given to a learner prior to the course commencing or to people who are not registered…

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Policies and Procedures for ATC Application Process

Posted on 22nd March 2018

Through feedback from our members, it has been highlighted that developing the required policies and procedures to support the mandatory ATC approval process from Safety Training Awards is delaying our members from completing their ATC agreements and submitting their applications to us. As previously stated Safety Training Awards’ aim is to support and guide you…

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Approved Training Centre Application Update

Posted on 9th March 2018

Following on from last month’s announcement that STA’s Approved Training Centres (ATCs) will be implemented in 2018, Safety Training Awards would like to inform our course organisers that the ATC model will be mandatory and anyone who wishes to deliver our qualifications must apply to become an ATC. If you have not already received an…

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Changes to the Marking of Multiple Choice Question Papers

Posted on 1st March 2018

In order to make our current assessment process more robust with regards to the marking of the multiple choice question papers (MCQs) for aquatic qualifications and the Pool Lifeguard qualification, Safety Training Awards now requires the assessor to take the answer paper with them to the assessment. The answer paper will be sent directly to…

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