Ptlls Assignment 2

Summarize the key aspects of current legislative requirements and codes of practice relevant to you subject and the type of organization within which you work.

In order to protect both students and teachers, care must be taken to adhere to and be aware of the legislative requirements pertaining to the job and also the institution or company’s code of practice.
‘In order to deliver a qualified workforce by 2010 as outlined in the DfES ‘Success for All’ targets, a series of reforms will begin on 1 September 2007 which will impact upon all teachers, tutors and trainers within the sector (hereafter referred to as teachers).’The Institute for Learning (2007)
  Legislative requirements are set by the government or the education authority, they are a set of rules and requirements by which both tutor and students are protected and a safe, respectful and equal learning environment can be established.
Legislative requirements are carefully monitored and added to in order to ensure an ever improving teacher practice, reforms such as the one described in the quote above help to achieve a safer environment for teachers and students.
For a teacher in a further education environment (such as Access to Music) legislative requirements include.
- Holding a teaching qualification – as part of a recent reform of education practice tutors are now required to have a recognized teaching qualification, the minimum requirement of this is a PTLLS (Preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector) Teachers in schools are required to hold a DTLLS or PGCE.
- All teachers and educators are required to hold a current CRB check; a fresh check is usually required by each new employer.
- Teachers should be aware of and maintain an environment that meets current health and safety guidelines. This is especially important in music education where the use of potentially dangerous equipment is being used and classrooms are likely to feature electronic equipment and amplifiers.
- Teachers...