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Reasonable Adjustment Requests in Relation to First Aid Training

Posted on 9th September 2021

Recently the First Aid Awarding Organisation Forum (FAAOF), First Aid Quality Partnership (FAQP) and Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK) created a joint statement relating to reasonable adjustments and special considerations within first aid training. As part of the FAAOF, Safety Training Awards (STA) is pleased to share this joint statement to clarify what is an acceptable,…

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Notification for Approved Training Centres (ATC): Completion of Outstanding Courses

Posted on 16th August 2021

Over the last 16 months, Approved Training Centres (ATC) have been permitted to offer the theory aspects of a qualification via remote delivery and delay the completion of the practical aspects and assessment due to the pandemic. From 31st December 2021, delayed assessments will not be permitted, and all outstanding learners will need to have…

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Technical Notice: Qualification Resource Updates

Posted on 9th August 2021

Following the technical notice sent on 9th June 2021, Safety Training Awards (STA) are pleased to announce the updated qualification resources are now available on STA Online. The changes affect the following qualifications: STA Award in Emergency First Aid at Work STA Award in First Aid at Work STA Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid…

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Technical Notice: Resuscitation Council 2021 Guidelines

Posted on 17th June 2021

The Resuscitation Council have released the 2021 guidelines, which include updated resuscitation and first aid guidelines. The updated 2021 guidelines can be found on Resuscitation Council UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2021: First aid. In partnership with the first aid awarding organisation forum, Safety Training Awards (STA) have been reviewing the updated guidelines to…

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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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Technical Notice: Changes to First Aid, Pool Emergency Responder, Health and Safety Qualification Assessment Methodology

Posted on 9th June 2021

Following feedback from learners, tutors, assessors and Approved Training Centres, Safety Training Awards (STA) has reviewed and changed the assessment method from portfolio completion to Multiple-Choice Question Assessments for the following qualifications: STA Award in Emergency First Aid at Work STA Award in First Aid at Work STA Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid STA…

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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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First Aid Training in Northern Ireland

Posted on 28th January 2021

In a follow-up to the recent First Aid training update for England, Wales and Scotland, we now have confirmation from the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI). Their current policy position on First Aid training is as follows: First aid at work training required to comply with health and safety or other legislation…

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COVID-19 Update On First Aid Training

Posted on 25th January 2021

Following confirmation from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), COVID-secure first-aid training and assessments can continue during the current coronavirus restrictions, where it’s sensibly and realistically needed to support an employer’s demand for meeting health and safety provision in a workplace. What is Deemed “Necessary”? For ATC’s to determine if the delivery of training courses…

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