Understanding Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Education and Training Cet L4

Explanation of roles and responsibilities of staff working within education and training
There are many roles within this sector and these can be teacher/tutor/lecturer, trainer/instructor, coach/mentor/facilitator, assessor, IQA and SV/EV/EQA   and I have taken all these roles within my practice to date.
A teacher’s responsibility is to deliver a course, which is appropriate for the learners, takes account of individual needs and which has clear aims and objectives. The activities should be appropriate and varied to appeal to learners with different learning styles. The resources should be well prepared, sufficient for the number of learners and used to support the learning activities. Teachers should differentiate their activities and strategies to ensure all learners can access learning, based om initial assessment/learning styles and also individual needs.
Learners should be told at the start of each session what the lesson objectives are and how these relate to the overall course outcomes and this is often recorded in workbooks or online learning and awarding bodies provide a unit and full qualification summary.
Sessions or tasks should have an introduction, a main content and a conclusion, which will promote learning and consolidate new skills or knowledge – in most institutions this will be via a pre-designed lesson plan that is part of a scheme of work (full course length say 20 weeks for example).
During their sessions, teachers should support their learners and assess their skills and knowledge through a range of formative assessment tasks. This is what I do when delivering NVQ/VRQ and QCF qualifications as is the current method and I will summatively assess at the end and this will generally signify a unit or units being signed off, however in the delivery of functional skills it is the online or paper based test which is externally marked.
Teachers have a responsibility to keep their learners safe both physically and...