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STA Award in Teaching Swimming Resource Manual Update

Posted on 29th May 2024

Following feedback, STA has made an amendment to the STA Award in Teaching Swimming Resource Manual. As announced during the STA Award in Teaching Swimming – Work Product Requirements and Standards webinar on 11th April, which can be view via STA Online, sitting dives have been removed from the STA Award in Teaching Swimming Resource…

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STA Technical Notice Regarding Updates to STA First Aid Resources

Posted on 24th May 2024

Following the recent update of First aid at work: The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981: Guidance on Regulations (L74) by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), the below pages / information within the STA First Aid resource manuals has been updated. First Aid Needs Assessment The HSE have emphasised employers’ responsibilities to take account…

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STA Launches New Aquacise Qualification

Posted on 11th April 2024

STA is pleased to announce the launch of the new STA Level 2 Award in Aquacise qualification. As part of Safety Training Awards’ (STA) ongoing commitment to creating high quality professional qualifications which meet the needs of the industry, employers, and learners, STA is extremely proud to launch this new qualification. The qualification aims to…

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Technical Notice: What to Expect from your EQA Visit Guidance

Posted on 13th February 2024

To support Approved Training Centres (ATC) Safety Training Awards (STA) have released a What to Expect from your EQA Visit Guidance document. External Quality Assurance (EQA) visits are important to ensure and maintain high standards of quality, consistency, and compliance within the ATC, and across all ATCs. The EQA team look at the performance, procedures,…

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Continue Learning and Remain Relevant and Successful

Posted on 5th December 2023

Maria Timperley, Safety Training Awards’ EQA, discusses here why Continual Professional Development (CPD) is important in order to avoid ‘Knowledge and Skill fade’. Tutors and assessors are key to the successful training and development of learners. Remaining occupationally competent and current is pivotal to this aim. And no matter how experienced, staying on top of…

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2024 Webinars and Key Dates for ATCs, Tutors / Assessors and IQA’s!

Posted on 27th November 2023

To further support ATCs, Tutors / Assessors and IQAs, STA are excited to release the EQA Coffee and Chat, IQA standardisation sessions, Tutor standardisation sessions and technical webinars for 2024. EQA Coffee and Chats The informal drop-in sessions offer an opportunity for a general catch up with our EQAs and other ATCs, sharing ideas and…

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STA First Aid Refresher CPD

Posted on 21st November 2023

HSE strongly recommends that first aiders undertake annual refresher training during any three-year certification period to help qualified first aiders maintain their basic knowledge and skills, as well as keep up to date with any changes to first aid procedures. STA is therefore pleased to launch the STA First Aid Refresher CPD which is designed…

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Technical Notice: Delay to Result Submission Sanctions

Posted on 15th November 2023

Following the STA 2023 Conference presentation and recent events, STA is notifying Approved Training Centres (ATC) on new sanctions that will be applied from 2nd January 2024, if results are not submitted within the required timeframes. As a reminder, upon completion of a course, ATCs are required, as stated within the STA Approved Training Centre…

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2024 Train the Tutor Applications Now Live!

Posted on 30th October 2023

Would you like to train the next generation of tutors? STA has opened the applications to become a STA Train the Tutor. Holding Train the Tutor status allows you to deliver the tutor course within your selected discipline, training and mentoring the next generation of STA Tutors. In order to apply you will need to…

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Double Finalists at the 2023 Fab Awards

Posted on 23rd October 2023

Safety Training Awards (STA) has today been named as a finalist at this year’s FAB Awards in not one, but two award categories: Innovation of the year and AO of the year for delivering real impact on equity, diversity and inclusion. The FAB (Federation of Awarding Bodies) Awards recognise the contributions made by awarding organisations…

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