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STA First Aid Refresher CPD

Posted on 21st November 2023

HSE strongly recommends that first aiders undertake annual refresher training during any three-year certification period to help qualified first aiders maintain their basic knowledge and skills, as well as keep up to date with any changes to first aid procedures. STA is therefore pleased to launch the STA First Aid Refresher CPD which is designed…

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Technical Notice: Delay to Result Submission Sanctions

Posted on 15th November 2023

Following the STA 2023 Conference presentation and recent events, STA is notifying Approved Training Centres (ATC) on new sanctions that will be applied from 2nd January 2024, if results are not submitted within the required timeframes. As a reminder, upon completion of a course, ATCs are required, as stated within the STA Approved Training Centre…

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2024 Train the Tutor Applications Now Live!

Posted on 30th October 2023

Would you like to train the next generation of tutors? STA has opened the applications to become a STA Train the Tutor. Holding Train the Tutor status allows you to deliver the tutor course within your selected discipline, training and mentoring the next generation of STA Tutors. In order to apply you will need to…

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Double Finalists at the 2023 Fab Awards

Posted on 23rd October 2023

Safety Training Awards (STA) has today been named as a finalist at this year’s FAB Awards in not one, but two award categories: Innovation of the year and AO of the year for delivering real impact on equity, diversity and inclusion. The FAB (Federation of Awarding Bodies) Awards recognise the contributions made by awarding organisations…

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Safeguarding Policy Guidance Documents

Posted on 9th October 2023

To support swim schools with their safeguarding requirements STA has released a policy guidance document and a range of policy templates. The following documents can be found within STA Online > Guidance documents > Safeguarding Safeguarding policy guidance for STA members Policy Template 1 – Safeguarding Policy for Designated Safeguarding Officers v23.1 Policy Template 2…

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STA Assessment Retake Procedure

Posted on 20th September 2023

STA would like to reiterate the procedure to follow if a learner is unsuccessful during an STA qualification assessment. If a learner is unsuccessful in the end-of-course assessment, a Unit Failure Report Form should be completed. This should be retained by the ATC and a copy given to the learner. The learner is only required…

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New Online CPD – Optimising Pool Water Treatment for Energy Efficiency

Posted on 6th September 2023

In partnership with Pool Plant Tutor Andrew Gaffey, STA has introduced a new online CPD titled ‘Optimising Pool Water Treatment for Energy Efficiency’, which has been created to give pool operators (or any aquatics professional) expert insight into how energy efficiency can be improved by optimising pool water treatment. Andrew, who has written the new…

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Further EQA Coffee and Chat Sessions

Posted on 4th September 2023

Due to the success of the recent coffee and chat drop in sessions, the Quality Assurance Team have allocated some time to hold additional sessions to support our ATCs. The informal sessions offer an opportunity for a general catch up with our EQAs and other ATCs, sharing ideas and thoughts as well as ask any…

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2023 ATC Annual Declaration of Compliance Submission 24 hours Left!

Posted on 2nd September 2023

The 2023 ATC Annual Declaration of Compliance submission window closes in 24 hours, Sunday 3rd September 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. ATC co-ordinators…

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STA Safety Award for Teachers Qualification Delivery and Assessment Guidance

Posted on 31st August 2023

Following member feedback and quality assurance activities, STA has produced new STA Safety Award for Teachers Qualification Delivery and Assessment Guidance. This guidance document is designed to support tutors and Approved Training Centres (ATCs) with the delivery and assessment requirements for the STA Level 2 Award for Safety Award for Teachers (SAT), and includes clarification…

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