Endorsement Support

Your Endorsement options

  1. Degree +
  2. Industry Awards
  3. Accredited
  4. Assessed Training
  5. Non-Assessed Training
  6. Informal Training
  7. Event

20 CPD points

Employability skills are essential if graduates are to gain entry to the workforce and transfer the skills learnt throughout their degree programme. As such we offer endorsement for Higher Education Institutions (HEI) so that undergraduates can benefit from HEIs embedding industry occupational standards. This will allow undergraduates to gain entry to membership organisations and fast track them into employment whilst studying.

We believe the winning combination of being able to offer valuable relevant industry experience coupled with academia that is industry recognised promotes best practice and provides the necessary skills an employer will be looking for.

To show the industry that you have embedded these skills we will provide you with the Sports Therapy Association logo and a certificate. Following approval we will send out a qualified External Quality Assurer (EQA) to ensure that we can support you to continue to meet the highest standards.

Prices are per annum. Hologrammed and personalised Certificates of Achievement are provided by PD:Approval for your learners (£25+VAT per certificate per category) which are recognised by STA for membership.

Degree

Degree +

£600+VAT (more than one category = £150+VAT each)
Additional degree pathways £500+VAT
(different delivery team/assessment)
or £400+VAT
(same delivery team/assessment)

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20 CPD points

An Industry Award is a piece of training that has been developed by an employer in-house or by a private training provider, and offers learners entry to the STA, i.e. Level 3, 4 or 5 Sports Massage course. Industry Awards must fully map to the relevant National Occupational Standards (NOS) to ensure an industry benchmark is met, but it gives you the autonomy to add more contextualised content to the course and assessment – a huge benefit when developing your universal selling point to learners.

Prices are per annum. Hologrammed and personalised PD:Approval achievement certificates are provided for your learners (£25+VAT each) by registering them on this site and providing their status when they have completed their assessment.

Download the Industry Award Submission Guide here.

Industry Award

Industry Award

£600+VAT
Additional Awards £500+VAT

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1-20 CPD points

Accredited endorsement is for providers delivering qualifications via an Awarding Organisation which have mandatory assessments and are externally quality assured by that Awarding Organisation.

Please note: If you are offering 100% online qualifications where your Awarding Organisation stipulates a practical assessment, and where the qualifications are on the STA framework, they cannot be included in any endorsement and your learners will not be able to use them to join the STA as a member or to gain another level.

All those responsible for the qualification delivery must be suitably qualified and tutors, assessors and the internal quality assurer must hold the relevant qualifications suitable for those roles. PD:Approval will also request the Awarding Organisation external quality assurance report for approval purposes; providers with a Medium/High Risk status will not be eligible for endorsement.

The endorsement fee includes the cost of a quality assurance check by PD:Approval.

Providers who have a Low Risk status with their Awarding Organisation will receive a quality assurance visit within the first six months of approval.

Training providers with a Medium/High risk status can apply for endorsement once they have met their Awarding Organisation’s requirements and are rated as Low Risk.

Prices are per annum.

2 Qualifications

2 Qualifications

£250+VAT

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4 Qualifications

4 Qualifications

£400+VAT

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Unlimited

Unlimited

£600+VAT

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8-16 CPD points

An assessed training programme must have a mandatory assessment (formative or summative) linked to the programme learning aims and outcomes. Total learning time (TLT) must be a minimum of 8 hours and may incorporate the assessment, pre-course study and break times. All training must be underpinned by current, valid research and be evidence based.

All those responsible for the creation as well as the delivery of the training programme must be suitably qualified. Authors, tutors, assessors and the internal quality assurers must hold the relevant qualifications or acceptable alternatives.

Training that includes practical skills is required to include a practical assessment. Practical assessments should, where possible, be conducted in a face to face setting. Video assessments may be used. Knowledge-based training requires a suitable theory assessment e.g. multiple choice theory paper or case study*. Theory assessments must adhere to PD:Approval’s invigilation guidelines and be completed in a classroom rather than online. The suitability of the chosen assessment tool will be reviewed by PD:Approval’s Technical Evaluator at the submission stage.

*Case study assessments must reflect the course learning outcomes and adhere to fair and reasonable assessment principles. Case study assessments may be completed online.

Hologrammed and personalised PD:Approval achievement certificates can be provided for your learners (£25+VAT each) by registering them on this site and providing their status when they have completed their assessment. Let us know if this is something you are interested in.

Prices are per annum. For full details of the submission process including an evidence list, download our CPD Submission Guide.

Pay as you go

Pay as you go

£250+VAT
Additional submissions £200+VAT

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Unlimited

Unlimited

£600+VAT

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4-7 CDP points

A non-assessed programme must have formative learning checks (for example, quizzes, scenarios, questions, group work) that are linked to the learning aims and outcomes. Non-assessed training programmes that are of a practical nature may be delivered online, however face to face delivery is encouraged. Total learning time (TLT) must be a minimum of 4 hours. All training content must be underpinned by current valid research and be evidenced based.

All those responsible for the creation as well as the delivery of the training programme must be suitably qualified. Authors, tutors, assessors and the internal quality assurers must hold the relevant qualifications or acceptable alternatives.

Hologrammed and personalised PD:Approval achievement certificates can be provided for your learners (£25+VAT each) by registering them on this site and providing their status when they have completed their assessment. Let us know if this is something you are interested in.

Prices are per annum. For full details of the submission process including an evidence list, download our CPD Submission Guide.

Pay as you go

Pay as you go

£175+VAT
Additional submissions £125+VAT

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Unlimited

Unlimited

£500+VAT

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1-3 CPD points

Informal training does not require formal learning checks as it is predominantly research, practical training or self-directed learning e.g. short workshops, master classes, pod casts, book reviews. However, all training in this category must be underpinned by current, valid research and be evidence based. Endorsement is for informal training that is at least one hour long.

All those responsible for delivery of the training must be suitably qualified, including the author.

Prices are per annum. For full details of the submission process including an evidence list, download our CPD Submission Guide.

Pay as you go

Pay as you go

£125+VAT
Additional submissions £100+VAT

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Unlimited

Unlimited

£400+VAT

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1-2 CPD points

Event endorsement is for organised shared learning opportunities, including online e.g. conferences, seminars, forums, webinars and practical demonstrations.

All those involved in delivering presentations or workshops at the event must have suitable credentials and all training must be underpinned by current, valid research and be evidence based.

Providers who wish to endorse a full event including any training that takes place during the event, e.g. seminars, workshops, etc., should purchase the Event Package. For more information contact the sales team.

Prices are per annum. For full details of the submission process including an evidence list, download our CPD Submission Guide.

Pay as you go

Pay as you go

£100+VAT

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