News & Updates

New Guidance for the Delivery of Face-to-Face Lifesaving Training

Posted on 19th June 2020

Safety Training Awards has produced a live ‘Support for Providing Safe and Socially Distanced Training and Assessing for Lifesaving Qualifications’ document for Approved Training Centres (ATCs), which will be continually updated in line with the government’s COVID-19 guidance. ATCs planning to re-start face-to-face lifesaving training, will be responsible for performing a risk assessment to ensure…

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Lifesaving Qualification Extensions

Posted on 10th June 2020

Following on from the technical notice that was released on 23rd March regarding 3 month extensions to our suite of lifesaving qualifications, STA are pleased to confirm that this has been extended for a further 3 months, until 30th September. The qualifications the extension applies to are: STA Pool Lifeguard STA Pool Emergency Responder STA…

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New Guidance for the Delivery of Face-to-Face First Aid Training

Posted on 5th June 2020

The First Aid Quality Partnership (FAQP) and the First Aid Awarding Organisation Forum (FAAOF) have issued an updated statement this week to provide guidance to first aid training providers. The guidance sets out the COVID-19 measures that are needed to be implemented by training providers in order for the face-to-face delivery of regulated first aid…

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Update On Paediatric First Aid Training

Posted on 3rd June 2020

The Department of Education has provided further updates in relation to supporting early years providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Please note specifically in section 6.2, the information on Paediatric First Aid (PFA) training. It explains: “If PFA certificate requalification training is prevented for reasons associated directly with the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, or by complying…

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New International Courses for Swimming Teachers & Pool Lifeguards

Posted on 26th May 2020

As an international organisation with many international members, STA is launching three new international unregulated courses today for swimming teachers, pool lifeguards and baby and pre-school teachers. The new international courses have been created by STA to offer flexibility for tutors and employers in countries, which do not follow UK legislation, Health and Safety Executive…

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Plans For a Return to First Aid Training

Posted on 22nd May 2020

In follow up to STA’s communication last week, in regards to the First Aid Quality Partnership discussing ideas around the phased return to first aid training, two follow-up statements have been released: First Aid Quality Partnership – Delivery of face-to-face first aid training update Their statement (21st May) confirms that they are committed to ensuring…

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First Aid Certificate Extensions and Training Update

Posted on 15th May 2020

As an update to reassure all those who deliver first aid training, the First Aid Quality Partnership held a meeting this week to discuss possible ideas around first aid certificate extensions and the phased return to first aid training, and here is their official statement: A productive meeting of the First Aid Quality Partnership took…

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STA Safeguarding CPD Gains CIMSPA Endorsement

Posted on 24th April 2020

STA’s Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults CPD is the latest online learning programme from Safety Training Awards to gain CIMSPA endorsement, enabling participants to gain 4 CIMSPA CPD points – in addition to the 1 STA CPD point. Kaylë Brightwell MCIMSPA, STA’s Head of Qualification Development, said: “It is fantastic to achieve endorsement…

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Technical Notice : HSE Advice on Reduced First Aid Cover within an Organisation

Posted on 3rd April 2020

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued advice for organisations to comply with the law, when due to Covid-19 have found first aid cover for their business reduced or they are unable to access first aid training. The HSE are recommending organisations review their first aid needs assessment and decide if they can still…

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STA Go Into Partnership with LogMeIn©

Posted on 31st March 2020

STA members qualify for a 15% discount with GoToWebinar and GoToMeeting STA has taken a proactive stance to further help ATCs and tutors with the delivery of online courses during COVID-19, by partnering with LogMeIn to provide members with an exclusive 15% discount on their market leading GoToWebinar and GoToMeeting communication platforms. Brett Preston, STA’s…

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