Roles and Responsibilities of a Tutor in the Lifelong Learning Sector

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Roles and Responsibilties Within The Life Long Learning Sector


Year 1


The roles, responsibilities and boundaries of a tutor within the FE/adult education

sector are ever progressing qualities which are reflected upon using the teaching cycle.

This cycle can be used by both tutor and learner as discussed in 'Prepare to teach in the

lifelong learning sector' – Ann Gravells 3rd Edition.

Roles 1.0

The role of a tutor is to create a safe and healthy learning environment, where learners

are able to work at their individual level. This is backed up by the use of initial

assessment upon induction to the course. This will allow the tutor to pinpoint who may

need additional support
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Conclusion 4.0

This is a brief description of my roles, responsibilities and boundaries as a tutor within

the FE/adult education sector. These are the most important issues to be able to carry

out the role successfully and help learners progress. By using a skills audit

for my own work I am able to identify that I can demonstrate my skills effectively

and should use the audit to reflect, although I know personally that within the areas of

numeracy and literacy skills my weakest skill is numeracy. I have been using BBC

Skills Wise website to help me develop my skills and give me the confidence to guide

learners through their own issues with numeracy.

Bibliography 5.0

Gravells A (2008) 'Preparing To Teach In the Lifelong Learning Sector 3rd Edition Page 28
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