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Training During Lockdown

Posted on 5th November 2020

With England now under strict lockdown rules until 2nd December, what does this mean for training providers operating in education and child-care settings, and in public-facing facilities? Claire Brisbourne, Director at Safety Training Awards has reviewed all the Government’s latest guidance in relation to this, and provides the following guidance for Approved Training Centres delivering…

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New £1.5m Re-training Fund Launches for CIMSPA Qualifications That Are Endorsed Against the Sector’s Professional Standards

Posted on 9th September 2020

As an official awarding organisation partner for CIMSPA, Safety Training Awards welcomes the announcement that £1.5m training is being made available to retool the sport and physical workforce. This will include funding for STA’s pool plant operator, swimming teaching, open water swimming and lifeguard qualifications as they are all endorsed by CIMSPA against the sector’s…

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Support for Providing Safe and Socially Distanced Training and Assessing for Aquatic Qualifications

Posted on 28th August 2020

Safety Training Awards has produced a live ‘Support for Providing Safe and Socially Distanced Training and Assessing for Aquatic Qualifications’ document for Approved Training Centres (ATCs), which will be continually updated in line with the government’s COVID-19 guidance. ATCs planning to re-start face-to-face aquatic training, will be responsible for performing a risk assessment to ensure…

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New International Lifesaving Course for Swimming Teachers

Posted on 20th July 2020

As an international organisation working with international members across 26 countries, STA recently launched three new international unregulated courses for swimming teachers, pool lifeguards and baby and pre-school teachers. Today, STA is adding to this course portfolio, by introducing a new unregulated International Lifesaving Course for Swimming Teachers. The new one-day International Lifesaving Course for…

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New Guidance for the Delivery of Face-to-Face Lifesaving Training

Posted on 19th June 2020

Safety Training Awards has produced a live ‘Support for Providing Safe and Socially Distanced Training and Assessing for Lifesaving Qualifications’ document for Approved Training Centres (ATCs), which will be continually updated in line with the government’s COVID-19 guidance. ATCs planning to re-start face-to-face lifesaving training, will be responsible for performing a risk assessment to ensure…

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Lifesaving Qualification Extensions

Posted on 10th June 2020

Following on from the technical notice that was released on 23rd March regarding 3 month extensions to our suite of lifesaving qualifications, STA are pleased to confirm that this has been extended for a further 3 months, until 30th September. The qualifications the extension applies to are: STA Pool Lifeguard STA Pool Emergency Responder STA…

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New Guidance for the Delivery of Face-to-Face First Aid Training

Posted on 5th June 2020

The First Aid Quality Partnership (FAQP) and the First Aid Awarding Organisation Forum (FAAOF) have issued an updated statement this week to provide guidance to first aid training providers. The guidance sets out the COVID-19 measures that are needed to be implemented by training providers in order for the face-to-face delivery of regulated first aid…

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Update On Paediatric First Aid Training

Posted on 3rd June 2020

The Department of Education has provided further updates in relation to supporting early years providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Please note specifically in section 6.2, the information on Paediatric First Aid (PFA) training. It explains: “If PFA certificate requalification training is prevented for reasons associated directly with the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, or by complying…

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New International Courses for Swimming Teachers & Pool Lifeguards

Posted on 26th May 2020

As an international organisation with many international members, STA is launching three new international unregulated courses today for swimming teachers, pool lifeguards and baby and pre-school teachers. The new international courses have been created by STA to offer flexibility for tutors and employers in countries, which do not follow UK legislation, Health and Safety Executive…

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Plans For a Return to First Aid Training

Posted on 22nd May 2020

In follow up to STA’s communication last week, in regards to the First Aid Quality Partnership discussing ideas around the phased return to first aid training, two follow-up statements have been released: First Aid Quality Partnership – Delivery of face-to-face first aid training update Their statement (21st May) confirms that they are committed to ensuring…

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