Ptlls 6302 Roles and Responsibilities Essay

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An introduction to roles, responsibilities and relationships in lifelong learning Legislation and codes of practice The code of practice for teaching further education, within the lifelong sector is regulated by the Institute for Learning (IFL). This independent professional body provides a register of teachers/trainers and skills, promotes continuous professional development, and represents their members when interacting with government, agencies and sector organisations (IFL: 2011). General legislation that teachers should adhere to include; * The Equality Act (2010) is legislation to protect against discrimination and disadvantages (Equality and human rights commission: no date) * Health and Safety at Work Act (1974)…show more content…
Ongoing assessments and evaluations, tutorials, positive feedback and assessing learning styles will ensure the learner’s needs continue to be met (Petty: 2009 & Grimsby Institute: 2012). The humanistic school of learning is based on meeting learners needs and has demonstrated to be influential in adult learning (Petty: 2009). The tutor should also ensure that resources are available, and that a variety of learning methods are utilised to include everyone. Figure 3: Maslow’s hierarchy of needs (Petty: 2009) Boundaries between the teaching role and other professional roles Boundaries may arise if a student has a disability that a teacher is not equipped to handle. An example may occur if a student requires help with visual or audio aids. If the tutor is not a first aider, and an incident occurs, the student will need to be referred to a first aider. A tutor is responsible for reporting possible safeguarding issues to a designated person within the organisation. Social problems may require the learner to seek help from qualified professionals, such as counsellors or financial advisors (Gravell: 2008). Review points of referral to meet the learners’ needs A tutor may notice a student is struggling with the course material, and may suspect a learning difficulty or social problem.
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