News & Updates

Updates to SQA Accreditation of Our Qualifications

Posted on 13th July 2016

STA is currently in the process of seeking an extension to the accreditation period of the five following qualifications that are currently accredited by STA: STA Professional Award for Pool Lifeguard at SCQF Level 7 STA Professional Award for Pool Responder at SCQF Level 7 STA Professional Award in Pool Emergency Procedures at SCQF Level…

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HSE Updates to STA First Aid Courses

Posted on 20th June 2016

Following the recent update from the HSE, STA are happy to update our tutors regarding blended learning, the use of AEDs in first aid courses, haemostatic dressings and tourniquet training. Blended Learning for First Aid The HSE are now accepting blended learning as a form of teaching for Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) and…

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Important HSE First Aid Update

Posted on 20th June 2016

Following the recent update from the HSE, STA are happy to update our tutors regarding blended learning, the use of AEDs in first aid courses, haemostatic dressings and tourniquet training. The changes are outlined on our website. View the Full Changes STA aims to implement these changes to first aid courses from Monday 2nd January…

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Changes to Candidate Pre-Requisite Notifications for STA Courses

Posted on 17th June 2016

STA will no longer be notifying candidates on STA courses by post or email about any outstanding pre-requisites they have for qualifications. Please note that it is the course organiser’s responsibility to ensure that candidates attending STA courses hold all necessary pre-requisites before the course begins. Candidates contacting STA regarding the status of their certificate…

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First Aid Resusciation Guidelines Updated

Posted on 1st June 2016

Following changes to the European resuscitation guidelines in October 2015, STA are pleased to announce that our first aid courses have now been updated in line with the new guidance. As of today (1st June 2016) all first aid course resources will consist of the latest European resuscitation guidelines needed to deliver a successful first…

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First Aid 2015 Resuscitation Guidelines

Posted on 29th March 2016

From 1st June 2016, all STA First Aid courses will implement the 2015 Resuscitation Guidelines. The changes to STA courses are summarised on our website. View Changes The amended course presentations will be available to download from the resources section of STA Online, with the updated manuals available through the STA Swim­-Shop. Update sheets, containing…

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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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