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Updated STA Award for Pool Emergency Responder Resource Manual

Posted on 27th June 2022

STA is pleased to announce the launch of the updated STA Award for Pool Emergency Responder Resource Manual. The resource manual has been updated into a high-quality book-bound printed manual featuring a vibrant new design and easy-to-follow chapter layout. It also includes the first aid skills required for the qualification, meaning learners have all the…

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Requirements of Multiple-Choice Question Assessments

Posted on 10th June 2022

Safety Training Awards (STA) would like to remind all Approved Training Centres (ATC) and Tutors of the requirements when conducting Multiple Choice Question Assessments (MCQs). ATCs must maintain the confidentiality of assessment materials throughout the entire course process. It is their responsibility to ensure all procedures are followed and the assessment is undertaken in accordance…

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STA Update Regarding the use of Goggles during Lifesaving Training and Assessments

Posted on 26th May 2022

Following member feedback, STA would like to clarify the use of goggles during lifesaving training and assessments. In a ‘real life’ situation, learners would be unable to put goggles on before making a rescue which should be reflected during competency training and assessments. Therefore, the use of goggles are not permitted during the practical pool…

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STA Appoints NEW Team of EQAs

Posted on 28th March 2022

Safety Training Awards has confirmed the appointment of not one, but three new highly experienced EQAs – Anne-Marie Harriman, Maria Timperley and Rachel Done. Anne-Marie joins as a full-time EQA for STA, with Maria and Rachel appointed to support the rapid growth of ATCs. Russell Sparkes who left the full-time EQA role this month so…

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End of COVID Adaptations to Assessments and Training for Lifesaving Qualifications

Posted on 24th March 2022

Following the removal of Government COVID restrictions, STA is withdrawing the amendments / adaptations to delivering, training and assessments with immediate effect. Approved Training Centres (ATCs) must now deliver and assess lifesaving qualifications as per the qualification assessment strategy which can be found within STA Online. This means staff training, training courses and qualification assessments…

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NEW Pool Water Treatment and Updated Pool Water Testing Qualifications set to Launch

Posted on 4th March 2022

Following feedback, industry consultation, and extensive development, Safety Training Awards (STA) is set to launch the NEW STA Level 2 Award in Pool Water Treatment and the updated STA Level 2 Award in Swimming Pool Water Testing qualifications. The new and updated qualifications will be available from Monday 4th April 2022. The new and updated…

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Practical Qualification Components

Posted on 17th January 2022

Safety Training Awards (STA) would like to remind all Approved Training Centres (ATC) when delivering qualifications via online remote delivery, the practical face to face components must be delivered and assessed per the assessment strategy. Practical teaching, pool rescue skills and basic life support / CPR skills cannot be taught or assessed via online delivery.…

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Updated STA Award for Safety Award for Teachers Qualification

Posted on 10th January 2022

STA is pleased to announce the launch of the updated Safety Award for Teachers qualification. To ensure Safety Training Awards’ (STA) Safety Award for Teachers qualification is robust, fit for purpose, informative, as well as meeting the regulatory requirements, there have been changes and redevelopment of the qualification. The new qualification will replace STA’s current…

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Updated Pool Plant Qualification Resources

Posted on 16th December 2021

Safety Training Awards (STA) is pleased to announce the launch of the updated STA Level 3 Award in Pool Plant Operations (PPO) qualification for all courses starting on and after Monday 10th January 2022. Following the release of the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group’s (PWTAG) updated Code of Practice, STA in collaboration with the Pool…

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New International Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation Course

Posted on 29th October 2021

STA is pleased to announce the launch of a new International Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation Course! Following requests from our international members, learners and employers, we have developed this unregulated course to provide training for people who need to be trained in basic life support skills and be able to use an…

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