Unit 008 – Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Lifelong Learning


1. Provide a short introduction to roles, responsibilities and relationships in lifelong learning for new entrants to the profession.
a. You must include principles and/or theories that form a basis for teaching.
b. Your introduction must address all of the assessment criteria for this unit (see bullet points below).
c. There must be clear evidence of relevant reading with appropriate referencing used.
d. No word count is provided, however, careful planning is recommended as a basis for concise evidence.
• Summarise key aspects of legislation, regulatory requirement and codes of practice relating to own role and responsibilities.
• Analyse your own responsibility for promoting Equality, valuing Diversity, and maintaining a safe and supportive learning environment.
• Analyse the boundaries between the teaching role and other professional roles.
• Review possible points of referrals.
• Explain ways to promote appropriate behaviour and respect for others.

Within further or adult education a teacher adopts many roles and they vary from one learning institution to another. But in most centres teachers are responsible for the student’s progress in their studies and their well-being. Although no two individuals are the same, it is the way a person implements these tasks that may make them an effective teacher. Within this assignment I hope to explore the roles and responsibilities and the qualities a person needs to perform well within a training/teaching environment.

One of the main responsibilities of the teacher in education is as an information provider, to pass on their knowledge and understanding of a subject or topic. Whether this be in providing in depth lectures on a subject or a more practical based approach that may include demonstrations. A teacher providing information can be a way of passing on new information within their specified field that...