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2023 ATC Annual Declaration of Compliance

Posted on 24th July 2023

Safety Training Awards require all Approved Training Centres (ATCs) to read and complete the annual Declaration of Compliance to determine the level of compliance and future compliance within the ATC approval criteria and STA qualification requirements. If areas of improvement are identified STA will work with the ATC co-ordinator to support them in addressing these.…

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STA Becomes a PWTAG Approved Training Organisation

Posted on 10th July 2023

STA is pleased to confirm its status as a Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG) Approved Training Organisation. This follows an application to PWTAG about a new unregulated pool plant course; the STA International Swimming Pool Technical Operator (SPTO). This unregulated course trains learners in swimming pool technical operations and like STA’s regulated pool plant…

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STA Pool to Open Water Swimming CPD Webinar

Posted on 30th June 2023

STA is pleased to announce the launch of the STA Pool to Open Water Swimming CPD is now available as a webinar recording. Designed for swimming teachers who are helping support swimmers looking to transition into open water swimming by teaching basic open water swimming techniques. Swimming teachers will be permitted to teach open water…

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STA School Teachers Disability Swimming CPD

Posted on 22nd June 2023

Following the launch of the STA Award in Aquatic Teaching – Disability Swimming qualification earlier this month, STA is pleased to launch a School Teachers Disability Swimming CPD. The CPD is aimed at school teachers, assistant teachers and support assistants who work in special education needs schools, and support school swimming lessons. Learners are already…

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Technical Notice: Role of an External Assessor for Aquatic Teaching Qualifications

Posted on 19th June 2023

Following the recent tutor catch-up and quality assurance activities, STA would like to reiterate the role of an external assessor for aquatic teaching qualifications. Practical Teaching Assessment The external assessor is responsible for observing the learners to determine whether they have met the STA required standard and can be deemed competent. They must ensure the…

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Technical Notice: STA Launches New Aquatic Teaching Disability Swimming Qualification

Posted on 12th June 2023

STA is pleased to announce the launch of the new Award in Aquatic Teaching – Disability Swimming 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 following an in-depth…

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STA is Pleased to Announce the Launch of a NEW Online Lone Worker Programme

Posted on 18th May 2023

Lone Worker Safety in the Swimming Pool Environment CPD. There are many roles or tasks in the wet leisure industry that involve lone working. During this interactive programme, learners will hear from Robbie Phillips, a lone worker safety specialist and pool plant expert. The online CPD covers general health and safety considerations relating to the…

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Further Quality Assurance Webinars

Posted on 12th April 2023

Due to the success of the recent conflict of interest Q&A webinar and the positive feedback we received, the Quality Assurance Team have allocated some time to hold additional sessions with our members. We will be holding sessions on specific topics and have also included some informal coffee and chat drop in sessions for a…

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Virtual STA Get-togethers Hosted by the STA Team

Posted on 23rd March 2023

We love to catch up with our STA Family, but finding the time to catch up with everyone can be difficult. To make sure we find the time, from May we will be hosting informal discipline specific virtual get-togethers. These informal discipline specific sessions will be an opportunity for tutors and members to catch up…

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STA Technical Notice Regarding World Aquatics and Change to Diving Depth Rules

Posted on 13th March 2023

STA would like to make members aware that FINA, the Fédération Internationale de Natation, are now known as World Aquatics. World Aquatics is the sole and exclusive world governing body for all Aquatics, overseeing competition in six aquatic sports: Swimming Diving High diving Artistic swimming Water polo Open water swimming. In addition to this, World…

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