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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 learners have undertaken the theory but still have incomplete results, learners will need to be assessed and results submitted by 31st December 2021 in order for learners to gain their qualification. If there has been a significant delay between a learner completing the theory and practical assessment, ATCs should arrange sufficient refresher training. This ensures learners are assessed on their up-to-date knowledge and skills, for a fair and valid assessment.

Once an ATC has arranged the practical assessment, STA must be notified of the date and corresponding course reference number, to ensure the new practical assessment date is correct and up to date on the system. Please can ATCs email Approved Training Centre Management at as soon as the practical date has been set.

We can and will continue to allow ATCs to deliver the theory aspects of the qualifications by remote delivery, where applicable. However, when registering a course, ATCs will have to confirm the practical assessment date set and this date must be within a reasonable timeframe of the theory delivery. Special considerations will still be available for when unforeseen circumstances arise.

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