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Dive into a Rewarding Career: Become a Swimming Teacher or Pool Lifeguard

Posted on 13th May 2024

By Kayle Brightwell, Director of Education at STA Are you passionate about the water and eager to make a positive impact on others’ lives? Consider the fulfilling journey of becoming a swimming teacher or pool lifeguard! For International Learn to Swim Week, we’ll be diving into why this career path could be the splash of…

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STA pop into School Swimming to Deliver a Free NEW Safety Checklist

Posted on 13th April 2024

Making sure children of all ages and abilities have the opportunity to learn how to swim and be water-safe is our overriding charity objective, but we all know in school swimming there are many difficult, practical, and financial challenges still to overcome; especially when headteachers are faced with limited access to local facilities. Bridging this…

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Technical Notice: What to Expect from your EQA Visit Guidance

Posted on 13th February 2024

To support Approved Training Centres (ATC) Safety Training Awards (STA) have released a What to Expect from your EQA Visit Guidance document. External Quality Assurance (EQA) visits are important to ensure and maintain high standards of quality, consistency, and compliance within the ATC, and across all ATCs. The EQA team look at the performance, procedures,…

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STAting the Facts: STA Award in Pool Lifeguarding

Posted on 19th January 2024

Part One for Leisure Operators With a New Year upon us and career opportunities a plenty in lifeguarding, Helen Done, STA’s Qualifications and Business Development Manager, STAtes the facts about pool lifeguard training and answers the most FAQs about the STA Award in Pool Lifeguarding qualification, including how during this time of a national workforce…

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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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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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