Ptlls Level 4

UNIT 1: Roles, responsibilities & relationships in lifelong learning

1.1Analyse and review your role and responsibilities as a teacher in lifelong learning

1.1.1 Summarise key aspects of legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice relating to your role and responsibilities

As a teacher in the lifelong learning sector it is essential that you are fully aware of current legislation and codes of practise before beginning to teach students as it is your responsibility to ensure their physical and emotional safety/welfare throughout the duration of the course. Therefore, you need to be aware of the following legislations and codes of practise:

• Health and Safety at Work Act 1974: Addresses the health and safety of employees and employers within the working environment and outlines the legal responsibilities of individuals for the health and safety issues. It is the duty of every employer to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all his employees. It is also the duty of to take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and of other persons who may be affected by his acts or omissions at work.

It is important that you are aware of your own responsibilities in relation to this act. It is also important that you spend time at the beginning of the course making the students aware of the facilities which are available e.g. toilets, refreshments, lighting, temperature control and furniture. Consideration also needs given to health and safety requirements such as the fire drill – exit and assembly points, first aid, smoking regulations, mobile phones use and what to do if you find a health and safety problem.

• Equality Act (2010). The primary purpose of this Act was to bring together the numerous array of Acts and regulations which formed the basis of anti-discriminatory law in Great Britain e.g. Equal Pay Act 1970, Sex Discrimination Act 1975 etc. This act requires equal...