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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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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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