1.1 Explain the teaching role and responsibilities in education and training
In my role as a trainer I am responsible for ensuring all students are participating and engaging along with all aims and objectives of the lessons being fulfilled. I will use numerous different activities to ensure everyone is included in all aspects of the course such as large and small group discussions and ice breakers at the beginning of each course.
Engaging with every learner early on the course and making them feel comfortable will create a relaxed environment easing any nerves and tension. With this relaxed atmosphere learners will feel at ease to approach myself with any relating questions.
As a trainer I will continually refer back to the Teaching, Learning and Assessment cycle, ensuring my training is tailored to each learners individual’s needs. Carrying out initial and diagnostic assessments, while putting the appropriate support measures in place.
By having all lessons plans and materials prepared in advance will ensure learners are covering all the correct requirements.
At all times as a trainer I should act in a professional manner also establishing ground rules ensuring all learners understand and adhere too. Establishing these boundries will create a suitable and happy learning environment for all learners, without sed rules certain behaviour may be disruptive to the lesson.
Having a good knowledge and complying with the relevant legislations, laws, codes of practice and polices and procedures and implementing them in to each lesson will give learners a great understanding of what they have to adhere with. All learner personal information dealt with in accordance of Data Protection Act (1998).
Creating a learning environment where all learners are treated equally is essential to good learning environment. Collecting anonymous feedback forms and allowing all learners to share there experiences within the relative field will help create an unbiased group.
In my role as a trainer I should be carrying out formative and summative assessments. Formative assessments can be carried out by myself throughout the lessons to ensure all learners are fully understanding and following the session. At the end of each course summative assessments such as exams will be carried out to ensure a full understanding.
1.2 Summarise key aspects of legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice relating to own role and responsibilities
Data Protection Act (1998) – This act allows all data to be processed fair and unlawfully while preventing people or organisations from using inacurrate information.
Organisation are legally bound to keep sensitive data safe ensure it is not misused.
Personal data must be processed with in accordance with the individuals rights.
Personal data should only be obtained for one or more specified and lawful purposes.
This act was updated in 2003 to include electronic data.
Children Act (2004) – This acts primary purpose consists of five outcomes, theses out comes are:
-enjoy and achieve
-make a positive contribution
-achieve economic well-being
These outcomes were brought in to ensure all children are cared for in an appropriate and lawful manner.
Riddor (1995) – Is the Reporting of Injury, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulation. Employers are required by law to report these specified workplace incidents no matter of scale.
In order to be complient with this legislation employers must keep an incident/accident log book.
Sex Discrimination Act (1975) – the act was passed so that no individual is treated different because of their gender, this act is also covered by the Equality Act (2010).
There are four main types of sex discrimination:
1.3 Explain ways to promote equality and value diversity
Promoting equality and diversity is essential for both learners and trainers to reach their optimum potential within the training environment.
All lessons should be tailored to meet the needs of individual learners, the trainer could incorporate more activities into lessons such as games, quizzes and group work to encourage problem solving and group disscusions. Small group work allows learners who are naturally quieter to have their opinion vauled, interacting within groups allows learners to gain valuable knowledge.
Equality throughout lessons can be achieved by various ways;
Firstly clear ground rules should be set to ensure all learners and trainers are treated with respect.
All challenging behaviour and attitudes should be dealt with prompt and appropriately.
Using a vast variety of assessment methods to ensure all learners are of a good understanding.
Encouraging multicultural group work will allow learners to embrace and respect differences throughout the learning.
1.4 Explain why it is important to identify and meet individual learner needs
Meeting the needs of all individual learners is essential to ensure all have equal opportunities become effect learners. Individual needs can be indentified though an application and interviewing processes, discussions and assessments.
Each need depends on the individual, once the individual learners needs are identified measures can be put in place to overcome any barriers.
Learners may need assistance as they are physically, mentally or sensory impaired. Learners may not be forthcoming in group work with the assistance they need as they could be imbaressed with being dyslexic for example.
Adjustments to classroom layout could be enough to meet the needs of a learner who is physically impaired. Simple adjustments such as switching on brighter lights and changing the seating arrangement to allow a visually impaired learner nearer the front of the lesson could be enough to meet their needs.
2.1 Explain ways to maintain a safe and supportive learning environment
Promoting and maintain an essential learning environment is essential for an effective learning environment, trainers can do this by evaluating their learners physical, social and learning needs. This can be achieved through initial assessments, being confidential, approachable and maintaining a high level of health and safety.
Initial Assessments – These allow trainers to identify the specific needs of each learner, once completed each lesson can be tailored to meet the individuals needs and easing tension within the sessions.