Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Lifelong Learning

Unit 1 – Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Lifelong Learning
Teachers must maintain their knowledge of legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice and ensure that they are up to date with all current requirements, which are often subject to change. Some are generic and affect all who teach, whereas some are subject (or environment) specific. There are a number of regulations and legislation when it comes to teaching and I will summarise some of them.
The Equality act 2010, this means everyone having the same chances to do what they can. Some people may need extra help to get the same chances. In my role as a trainer this act is important as I teach people with a wide range of skills and learning abilities and ensure I reach the final goals.
The Data Protection Act 1998 controls how your personal information is used by organisations, businesses or the government. Everyone who is responsible for using data has to follow strict rules called ‘data protection principles’. This is important in my role as my training sessions are developed around company policies and is vital that the information within these polices is not shared with other companies.
Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) this places general duties on the people in control of the premises to protect the health and safety and welfare of all people on those premises. I ensure that before any lesson a risk assessment is done of the classroom or learning environment to ensure the safety of my students (classroom risk assessment attached from
Another influence on education in the UK is the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), which has regulations and codes of practice, that drive the quality of education that we can expect to receive in the UK. This was formed to accelerate quality improvement, increase participation and raise standards and achievement in the learning and skills sector in England. The LSIS state that we are dedicated to working in...