News and Updates

Positive Response to New ATC Model

Posted on 18th September 2018

It has been two months since Safety Training Awards’ approved training centre (ATC) model came into effect, and the team are thrilled to see how tutors have embraced the changes and are already starting to see the real benefits. Lynn Goring-Crook MCIMSPA recently wrote to the centre management team to share her experiences.

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Introducing Editable Teaching Swimming Portfolios

Posted on 12th September 2018

Following feedback from our members, STA has created editable portfolios which can be sent directly to learners and completed electronically for its teaching swimming qualifications, which are now available to download from your STA Online account.

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Trio of Promotions at Safety Training Awards

Posted on 13th August 2018

Safety Training Awards has further strengthened its team by internally promoting three members of staff to heads of departments. The newly created roles for Louise Bangham, Kaylë Burgham and Claire Lowbridge demonstrate Safety Training Awards’ commitment to providing a dedicated, compliant and robust level of service to approved training centres (ATCs) and STA members.

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STA Online and the ATC Model

Posted on 23rd July 2018

As you will be aware, Safety Training Awards is moving to an approved training centre (ATC) model which requires everyone who wishes to organise, deliver and assess Safety Training Awards qualifications to become part of an an ATC by 1st August 2018. As with most changes, this affects internal and external systems to support and…

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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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