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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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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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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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STA Secure First-Aid Training with Eurolink in United Arab Emirates

Posted on 29th March 2021

Safety Training Awards has secured a new 5-year contract with Eurolink Safety, which will see STA’s full range of regulated first aid qualifications being delivered for the first time across the UAE, including with the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Service (DCAS). Eurolink Safety has been providing bespoke HSE services for a diverse range of organisations…

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Immediate Update for First Aid Training – Temporary Omission of Practical Rescue Breaths

Posted on 16th February 2021

With immediate effect, the First Aid Quality Partnership, in agreement with the HSE and Resuscitation Council UK, are supporting the temporarily omission of practical demonstrations of rescue breaths from first aid at work training courses. This is a precautionary measure while COVID-19 transmission rates remain high. Our interpretation of this latest measure is that rescue…

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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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