Role of Teacher

Role of the Teacher


Over the course of my employment I have always been involved in teaching or training of some kind, whether it is training people how to cut hair or how to use different types of computer programmes.   My current role as Hairdressing Manager for MIT Skills involves teaching a range of learners from the ages of 14-25 years.   MIT Skills is a work based training provider, taking on Apprentices who are in employment and visit the centre 1 day a week, Young Apprentices who are at school, as well as     16–18 year olds who are unemployed and who normally have some kind of barrier to learning.

I am currently studying the PTLLS course to aid me to develop the way that I teach, understand the training needs of my learners and put more structure into the way that I deliver my course content.

Role, Responsibilities and Boundaries

Over the course of my experience I have identified a distinct difference between my previous roles in training and my current role as a teacher. When my involvement was purely that of an industry trainer, I delivered content to learners/trainees; this is where my role began and ended. Now I am involved in teaching, I find my role has greatly increased and diversified to that of mentor, role model, facilitator and more.

The role as a teacher involves a variety of aspects from preparing course content to delivering content to learners.   Put in simple terms, the role of the teacher is to facilitate learning.   A key focus of a teacher is to ensure that the learners gain the skill or qualification that they are working toward and have set out to attain. This is accomplished by meeting the following; ensuring that the learners meet the standards set out by the awarding body as well as seeing that they meet the criteria that the teacher has set out in the lesson plan.   These goals would be achieved by meeting the needs of the learners and delivering the course in such a way to target a variety of learning...