News & Updates

STA First Aid Courses to Implement 2015 Resuscitation Guidelines

Posted on 21st March 2016

From 1st June 2016, all STA First Aid courses will implement the 2015 Resuscitation Guidelines. The changes to STA courses are summarised below. Shout for Help This step has been removed from the Adult Basic Life Support Algorithm. There is no longer a need to focus on this step, place emphasis on: The use of…

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Safety Award for Teachers Course Hours

Posted on 4th March 2016

STA would like to confirm some important information regarding the course times for the STA Level 2 Award in Safety Award for Teachers. Courses should contain at least 6 contact hours for up to 12 candidates and an additional 2 hours (1 theory and 1 pool) should be added if there are between 13-16 candidates,…

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First Aid Resources

Posted on 29th February 2016

STA would like to confirm important changes to some of its first aid resources. With all new purchases of STA first aid manuals, you will receive an update sheet which contains information on the following subjects: Collapsed lung/sucking chest wound Diabetes – treatment of low blood sugar Updated sequence for CPR Treatment of bleeding Haemostatic…

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Aquatic Tutor Manual

Posted on 28th January 2016

As part of our ongoing improvements to the STA Aquatic Tutor course, we have updated the STA Aquatic Tutor Manual. The previous, all-inclusive manual has now been split by disciplines to allow tutors to access the relevant information quickly and easily. The discipline-specific manuals are now available to download from your STA Online account. They…

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Changes to the Moderation of STA Tutors

Posted on 25th January 2016

With effect from 1st February 2016, STA will authorise the process of moderating of all tutors and examiners. All STA Tutors are required by the STA to be moderated every 3 years both when tutoring and examining a course. In addition, HSE recommend tutors of First Aid at Work and Emergency First Aid at Work…

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Emergency Paediatric First Aid

Posted on 18th January 2016

We are pleased to announce some important changes to our one-day Paediatric First Aid qualification. The qualification is now regulated by Ofqual and is now registered as a level 3 award. The full title of the qualification is the STA Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid. New resources are now available to download…

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Changes to Policy of Registering Online Courses

Posted on 24th November 2014

Following recent feedback we received from our STA Online questionnaire, we’ve changed the time period allowed to register courses online. Courses which have a theory examination must now be registered at least 5 days in advance of the theory exam date in order to ensure that exam papers can be despatched in time. Courses which…

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Important Update From Ault Insurance

Posted on 17th November 2014

Members will have read reports in the STA ezine and STA magazine of a long–standing insurance claim against STA members. The incident occurred in 2000 and if not settled will be determined by the court in 2015 at the earliest. The claim could potentially be for a sum in excess of £3 million. Member A…

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Notice to Course Organisers, Tutors and Examiners – July 2013

Posted on 2nd August 2013

To maintain STA Awarding Body status all Course Organisers, Tutors and Examiners must comply with the following: All approved Course Organisers, Tutors and Examiners must fully support the quality assurance activities of the Qualification Regulator; STA will take the appropriate action against those Course Organisers, Tutors and Examiners whose actions leave the awarding body in…

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Course Spot Checks Introduced

Posted on 1st July 2013

As part of STA’s continuous commitment to raising standards, a spot check system has been introduced for courses running in the UK. Course Organisers need to be aware that these are random checks that can happen at any time for the purpose of independently verifying standards of practice. In line with this, Course Organisers need…

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