1.1 Summarise Key Aspects of Legislation, Regulatory Requirements and Codes of Practice Relating to Own Role and Responsibilities

As part of the role in delivering learning to others it is important I ensure all pertinent aspects of legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice, is understood and adhered to in connection with delivering learning.
With the Health and Safety Act 1974 and The Workplace, (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 [http://www.atl.org.uk/health-and-safety/legal-framework/health-safety-legislation.asp last accessed 2.1.2014 @ 13:50] an employer and their employees have a duty to abide by any requirements as set out at the current time.   Such areas particularly relevant to the role of teaching is to ensure the environment is safe and conducive to learning for example lighting, provision of water, temperature, toilet facilities, room size is sufficient, the area is safe from hazards and knowledge about fire warnings and what to do in case of fire for learners as well the teacher.   This is not exhaustive of all responsibilities.
It is very important to ensure equality is given to all learners as provided by the Equality Act 2010 with attention to the protected characteristics of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation [http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/part/2 last accessed 2.1.2014 @ 14:25].   An inclusive approach is not only a requirement – this ensures a better learning experience for all, including the teacher.   Discrimination on any of these grounds must be avoided and an understanding of the different types of discrimination practiced at all times.

The Human Rights Act 1998 covers many areas for the rights of an individual includng specific reference to the right to an education [http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/human-rights/what-are-human-rights/the-human-rights-act/right-to-education/ last accessed 2.1.2014 @ 14:55].   The act has limitations and within the current education system does not grant the right to an education...