News & Updates

New International Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation Course

Posted on 29th October 2021

STA is pleased to announce the launch of a new International Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation Course! Following requests from our international members, learners and employers, we have developed this unregulated course to provide training for people who need to be trained in basic life support skills and be able to use an…

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STA CPR and First Aid Update – Technical Notice

Posted on 4th October 2021

Following the Resuscitation Council updated 2021 guidelines, STA have updated the qualification resources manuals, qualification resources and where applicable, qualification assessment materials to reflect the new guidelines and industry standards. The updated assessment papers will be distributed for all courses starting on and after Monday 15th November, therefore please ensure the updated resources are used…

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Notification for Approved Training Centres (ATC): Reminder for Completion of Outstanding Courses

Posted on 30th September 2021

Following the technical notice sent on 28th July 2021, Safety Training Awards (STA) would like to remind Approved Training Centres (ATC) that from 31st December 2021, delayed assessments will not be permitted, and all outstanding learners will need to have completed their practical assessment and gain their qualification by this date. For outstanding courses, where…

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Reasonable Adjustment Requests in Relation to First Aid Training

Posted on 9th September 2021

Recently the First Aid Awarding Organisation Forum (FAAOF), First Aid Quality Partnership (FAQP) and Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK) created a joint statement relating to reasonable adjustments and special considerations within first aid training. As part of the FAAOF, Safety Training Awards (STA) is pleased to share this joint statement to clarify what is an acceptable,…

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Technical Notice: Qualification Assessment Update

Posted on 6th September 2021

Following the recent technical notices, Safety Training Awards (STA) would like to remind all Approved Training Centres that from today, Monday 6th September 2021, the theory components for the following qualifications are now assessed via Multiple- Choice Question Papers (MCQs). The changes effect the following qualifications: STA Award in Emergency First Aid at Work STA…

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Notification for Approved Training Centres (ATC): Completion of Outstanding Courses

Posted on 16th August 2021

Over the last 16 months, Approved Training Centres (ATC) have been permitted to offer the theory aspects of a qualification via remote delivery and delay the completion of the practical aspects and assessment due to the pandemic. From 31st December 2021, delayed assessments will not be permitted, and all outstanding learners will need to have…

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Technical Notice: Qualification Resource Updates

Posted on 9th August 2021

Following the technical notice sent on 9th June 2021, Safety Training Awards (STA) are pleased to announce the updated qualification resources are now available on STA Online. The changes affect the following qualifications: STA Award in Emergency First Aid at Work STA Award in First Aid at Work STA Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid…

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UPDATE on the Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions for ATC’s Training and Assessing Lifesaving Qualifications

Posted on 16th July 2021

Following discussions with RLSS UK this week, in response to the three UK governments announcing differing plans for the easing of restrictions, we have agreed to be united in our approach in continuing to ask ATCs to follow COVID-19 guidance when training and assessing STA’s lifesaving qualifications. STA supports RLSS with this decision, and wholly…

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Technical Notice: Resuscitation Council 2021 Guidelines

Posted on 17th June 2021

The Resuscitation Council have released the 2021 guidelines, which include updated resuscitation and first aid guidelines. The updated 2021 guidelines can be found on Resuscitation Council UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2021: First aid. In partnership with the first aid awarding organisation forum, Safety Training Awards (STA) have been reviewing the updated guidelines to…

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Approved Training Centre (ATC) Regulatory Update

Posted on 16th June 2021

Launch Date: 16th June 2021 As an Awarding Organisation (AO), Safety Training Awards (STA) is required to inform all Approved Training Centres (ATCs) of the new regulations that the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) and Qualifications Wales (QW) have introduced. These new enforceable regulations must be adhered to by all Awarding Organisations (AOs)…

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