Posted on 12th February 2019
With the recent inclusion of safeguarding within the STA Award in Teaching Swimming qualification, Safety Training Awards has produced guidance for those learners who may be affected, which includes contact information for points of support which can be made available for advice and guidance on courses.
Posted on 25th October 2018
A new online system named Synergy is being introduced on Monday 12th November 2018 to provide ATC personnel with essential functionality to support the management of their approved training centre and its quality assurance activities.
Posted on 23rd July 2018
As you will be aware, Safety Training Awards is moving to an approved training centre (ATC) model which requires everyone who wishes to organise, deliver and assess Safety Training Awards qualifications to become part of an an ATC by 1st August 2018. As with most changes, this affects internal and external systems to support and…
Posted on 16th July 2018
Safety Training Awards is pleased to release its fee structure for external quality assurance (EQA) monitoring activities today, as well as new policies to support those ATCs who operate outside the UK in how their courses will be externally quality assured and how to address language differences in other countries for the delivery of Safety…
Posted on 9th July 2018
Following the release of the updated learner portfolios on Monday 18th June, the pool plant qualifications have been updated to reflect the changes in guidance within Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group’s (PWTAG) Swimming Pool Water publication. There were several areas in the pool plant learner manuals, course presentations and portfolios that required updating to reflect…
Posted on 11th June 2018
The learner portfolios and answer sheets for Safety Training Awards lifesaving, first aid, pool plant and health & safety qualifications are changing following a review of the existing procedures. As a way to streamline the process for tutors and internal quality assurers (IQA) moving forward, the learner portfolios now combine the majority of paperwork required…
Posted on 5th April 2018
The process for distributing learner portfolios for Safety Training Awards courses is changing following a review of the existing procedures. As learner portfolios contain worksheets and course documentation which are part of the qualification assessment, they should not be given to a learner prior to the course commencing or to people who are not registered…
Posted on 22nd March 2018
Through feedback from our members, it has been highlighted that developing the required policies and procedures to support the mandatory ATC approval process from Safety Training Awards is delaying our members from completing their ATC agreements and submitting their applications to us. As previously stated Safety Training Awards’ aim is to support and guide you…
Posted on 9th March 2018
Following on from last month’s announcement that STA’s Approved Training Centres (ATCs) will be implemented in 2018, Safety Training Awards would like to inform our course organisers that the ATC model will be mandatory and anyone who wishes to deliver our qualifications must apply to become an ATC. If you have not already received an…
Posted on 1st March 2018
In order to make our current assessment process more robust with regards to the marking of the multiple choice question papers (MCQs) for aquatic qualifications and the Pool Lifeguard qualification, Safety Training Awards now requires the assessor to take the answer paper with them to the assessment. The answer paper will be sent directly to…
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