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Continue Learning and Remain Relevant and Successful

Posted on 5th December 2023

Maria Timperley, Safety Training Awards’ EQA, discusses here why Continual Professional Development (CPD) is important in order to avoid ‘Knowledge and Skill fade’. Tutors and assessors are key to the successful training and development of learners. Remaining occupationally competent and current is pivotal to this aim. And no matter how experienced, staying on top of…

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STA win Innovation of the Year Award for STAnd up for Swimming

Posted on 1st December 2023

Safety Training Awards, the awarding organisation of the Swimming Teachers’ Association (STA), is thrilled to have won the prestigious ‘Innovation of the Year’ award for its STAnd Up for Swimming campaign at this year’s Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) Awards, which took place on the 30th November in Leicester. STAnd Up for Swimming was launched…

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2024 Webinars and Key Dates for ATCs, Tutors / Assessors and IQA’s!

Posted on 27th November 2023

To further support ATCs, Tutors / Assessors and IQAs, STA are excited to release the EQA Coffee and Chat, IQA standardisation sessions, Tutor standardisation sessions and technical webinars for 2024. EQA Coffee and Chats The informal drop-in sessions offer an opportunity for a general catch up with our EQAs and other ATCs, sharing ideas and…

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STA First Aid Refresher CPD

Posted on 21st November 2023

HSE strongly recommends that first aiders undertake annual refresher training during any three-year certification period to help qualified first aiders maintain their basic knowledge and skills, as well as keep up to date with any changes to first aid procedures. STA is therefore pleased to launch the STA First Aid Refresher CPD which is designed…

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Technical Notice: Delay to Result Submission Sanctions

Posted on 15th November 2023

Following the STA 2023 Conference presentation and recent events, STA is notifying Approved Training Centres (ATC) on new sanctions that will be applied from 2nd January 2024, if results are not submitted within the required timeframes. As a reminder, upon completion of a course, ATCs are required, as stated within the STA Approved Training Centre…

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2024 Train the Tutor Applications Now Live!

Posted on 30th October 2023

Would you like to train the next generation of tutors? STA has opened the applications to become a STA Train the Tutor. Holding Train the Tutor status allows you to deliver the tutor course within your selected discipline, training and mentoring the next generation of STA Tutors. In order to apply you will need to…

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Double Finalists at the 2023 Fab Awards

Posted on 23rd October 2023

Safety Training Awards (STA) has today been named as a finalist at this year’s FAB Awards in not one, but two award categories: Innovation of the year and AO of the year for delivering real impact on equity, diversity and inclusion. The FAB (Federation of Awarding Bodies) Awards recognise the contributions made by awarding organisations…

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Safeguarding Policy Guidance Documents

Posted on 9th October 2023

To support swim schools with their safeguarding requirements STA has released a policy guidance document and a range of policy templates. The following documents can be found within STA Online > Guidance documents > Safeguarding Safeguarding policy guidance for STA members Policy Template 1 – Safeguarding Policy for Designated Safeguarding Officers v23.1 Policy Template 2…

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STA Assessment Retake Procedure

Posted on 20th September 2023

STA would like to reiterate the procedure to follow if a learner is unsuccessful during an STA qualification assessment. If a learner is unsuccessful in the end-of-course assessment, a Unit Failure Report Form should be completed. This should be retained by the ATC and a copy given to the learner. The learner is only required…

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