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New £1.5m Re-training Fund Launches for CIMSPA Qualifications That Are Endorsed Against the Sector’s Professional Standards

Posted on 9th September 2020

As an official awarding organisation partner for CIMSPA, Safety Training Awards welcomes the announcement that £1.5m training is being made available to retool the sport and physical workforce. This will include funding for STA’s pool plant operator, swimming teaching, open water swimming and lifeguard qualifications as they are all endorsed by CIMSPA against the sector’s…

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New International Lifesaving Course for Swimming Teachers

Posted on 20th July 2020

As an international organisation working with international members across 26 countries, STA recently launched three new international unregulated courses for swimming teachers, pool lifeguards and baby and pre-school teachers. Today, STA is adding to this course portfolio, by introducing a new unregulated International Lifesaving Course for Swimming Teachers. The new one-day International Lifesaving Course for…

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Free COVID-19 Officer Awareness Training

Posted on 13th July 2020

STA’s new COVID-19 Officer Awareness Training programme is now live – and its FREE! By completing this online programme, you will gain the knowledge needed to provide an auditable and effective COVID-19 process, specifically within the aquatics leisure industry. The programme will show you how to keep auditable records to prove compliance with both public…

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Statement from STA

Posted on 9th July 2020

STA is over the moon with the government’s announcement today that swimming pools can finally reopen in England – it’s the news we have all been waiting for. Indoor pools in England can reopen on 25th July – two weeks doesn’t give us long to get ready, and we understand that many swim schools and…

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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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Qualification Resource Updates: First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid

Posted on 30th March 2020

Following a review by Safety Training Awards, the STA’s First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid qualification resources have been updated. The following resources have been rebranded and updated: Learner portfolios Learner answer portfolios Suggested timetables PowerPoint presentations Qualification specifications Assessment strategy Tutor assessed skills sheet. The updated and rebranded resources can be downloaded…

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Technical Notice: COVID-19 – Lifesaving and First Aid Qualification Expiry Dates

Posted on 23rd March 2020

Following guidance from the Health and Safety Executive and First Aid Awarding Organisation Forum, Safety Training Awards are able to grant a qualification extension for learners who hold a STA lifesaving or regulated first aid qualification which are due to expire. Due to the Coronavirus, if a learners’ qualification expires on or after the 16th…

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