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STA Award and STA Certificate in Teaching Swimming Qualification Resource Update

Posted on 23rd May 2022

Following the previous technical notice, Safety Training Awards (STA) are pleased to announce the STA Award in Teaching Swimming and STA Certificate in Teaching Swimming updated qualification resources are now available on STA Online. The resources have been updated to reflect the theory assessment change from worksheet assessment to MCQ assessment and can be downloaded…

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Changes to STA Award and STA Certificate in Teaching Swimming Qualification Assessment Methodology!

Posted on 26th April 2022

Following feedback from learners, tutors, assessors and Approved Training Centres, Safety Training Awards (STA) has reviewed and is changing the assessment method from portfolio completion to Multiple-Choice Question Assessments to the following qualifications: STA Award in Teaching Swimming STA Certificate in Teaching Swimming. These changes will come into effect for all courses registered to start…

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COVID Adaptations within First Aid Qualifications

Posted on 11th April 2022

Further to our recent communication regarding the end of covid adaptations to lifesaving qualification training and assessments, the First Aid Quality Partnership (FAQP) has updated the guidance in relation to first aid training. The updated ‘Delivering First Aid During the Continuing Pandemic’ document is now available. Approved Training Centres (ATCs) should read and consider the…

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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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Updated STA Open Water Qualifications

Posted on 28th March 2022

STA is pleased to announce the launch of the new STA Open Water Safety qualification and updated STA Open Water Swimming Coaching qualification. To ensure Safety Training Awards’ (STA)’ qualifications are robust, fit for purpose, informative, as well as meeting the regulatory requirements, there have been changes and redevelopment to the qualifications. STA Award in…

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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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Notification for Lifesaving Tutors

Posted on 16th March 2022

Sample STA Award for Pool Emergency Responder MCQ Papers Following feedback and requests from tutors and learners, we are pleased to announce that a sample STA Award for Pool Emergency Responder MCQ paper is now available. The sample 10 question paper with supporting learner answer paper and tutor marking sheet can be found within STA…

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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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