Ptlls Unit a

Phil Simmons – 10 Holmefield Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire   HG4 1RZ

Unit A
Understanding Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Education and Training

There are a wide range of roles and responsibilities that are placed on all persons in a teaching or training position.   First and foremost is the need to deliver effective teaching to meet the individual’s or class/group desire to learn.

To achieve this outcome, the role of the teacher becomes broader than just delivering the subject to the individual or group.   The teacher should ensure that he motivates the individual/group to encourage the desire to participate and learn.   This requires good knowledge of the subject, planning in the style and delivery (visual, auditory or kinaesthetic (VAK)), ensuring inclusivity of all learners.

The teacher is responsible for ensuring that he has suitable and sufficient subject knowledge of the subject and plans the session with sufficient forethought to stay within the appropriate timeframe, learning approaches and methods of delivery.

Prior to teaching, the teacher should ensure that there are suitable welfare arrangements (toilets and washing facilities), and the venue/classroom facilities are suitable and planned/prepared to enable the learning style chosen for the subject and audience needs.   The venue/classroom should also meet the required safety standards and well as the workplace legislative requirements.   Any practical demonstrations, tools, equipments, energy supplies or substances should be subject to appropriate safety assessments.

Prior to teaching, if possible the teacher should carry out an initial assessments of the delegates/class to identify individual and group learning needs and continue with formative assessment throughout the period, adjusting the delivery should it appear that there is insufficient learning progress.  

Throughout the teaching period, the teacher should inspire and motivate learners and at all times, be professional, friendly...