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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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Online Pool Plant Operations Revalidations and Conversions – NOW LIVE

Posted on 20th March 2020

Following over a year of development with Safety Training Awards educational and assessment experts, Jason Watkins, Digital Services Manager for the Swimming Teachers Association highlights aspects of STA’s new online pool plant operations revalidation and conversion programme. This industry first for a regulated pool plant operations qualification gives learners the option to revalidate or convert…

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Conference Call Course Delivery – An Alternative Approach

Posted on 19th March 2020

Safety Training Awards are keen to provide new innovative ways of delivering our qualifications whilst maintaining our qualifications robustness and integrity. Luke Griffiths, Qualification Development Manager at Safety Training Awards highlights some options available. With the influx of courses being postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19, we feel alternative options are needed to enable ATCs…

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COVID-19 Update

Posted on 13th March 2020

Please note that with daily Prime Minister press conferences now scheduled, information may change. An updated statement will be issued today. Please always monitor the latest advice here. We would like to reassure all our ATCs, members and customers that we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak, and as a team we are working diligently…

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Job Opportunity with STA: Digital Services Officer

Posted on 13th February 2020

Job Title Digital Services Officer Hours of Work Full time (35 hours) Salary £16,707 Working Base STA Head Office, Walsall, West Midlands Responsible to Digital Services Manager Description STA is an independent swimming teaching, lifesaving and leisure management organisation and is looking to appoint a support officer to join its Digital Services department for an…

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