Roles, responsibilities and relationships in lifelong learning Introduction
As an experienced manager who has gained the DMS qualification (Diploma in Management Studies level 5) I have a clear understanding of leadership and a team environment and using people skills to promote good work dynamics. In addition I am a qualified beauty therapist with my own beauty business. My aim is to achieve another quality and qualification to enable me to promote and pass on skills to others within teaching. For my continued professional development and accreditation I attend regular training to keep my skills updated along with beauty shows and read regular health & beauty magazines and articles to ensure I am aware of new treatments, marketing and promotional offers. Within both teaching and my clients I promote equality and diversity which is “key” to any business or teacher being successful, therefore being open late nights and early mornings to accommodate commuters, offering services to all groups of people. When teaching it is important to remember cultures, religions, genders and examples of races and respecting that everyone is not the same within my profession.
The learner will:
1. Understand own role and responsibilities in lifelong learning 1.
- ECM –Every Child Matters is the green paper passed by the government in September 2003, to help improve and protect children up to 18 years old from violence, abuse, early pregnancy and lack of education, the paper rolls out ways in which services work together as preventatives, as teachers we are expected to act on any guidance within the ECM. Schools and colleges have joined and linked with other services and a framework with 5 outcomes are being monitored, Be Healthy, Stay Safe, Enjoy & Achieve, Make a Positive Contribution & Achieve an Economic Wellbeing. - The Data Protection Act 1998 is a framework to protect the rights of peoples personal data and is designed to safeguard personal data it has a balance to collect a legitimate need for personal data this can include criminal records checks for teachers as well as student information for record keeping. - Codes of Practice became law on 6 April 2011. It simplifies streamlines and strengthens the law, it also sets a new standard for those who provide public services to treat everyone, with dignity and respect. The main purpose of the Codes of Practice is to provide detailed explanations of the provisions in the Act and to apply legal concepts in the Act to everyday situations. The Equality Act is the most significant piece of equality legislation for many years. It gives individuals greater protection from unfair discrimination and makes it easier for employers and companies to understand their responsibilities. It also sets a new standard for those who provide public services to treat everyone, with dignity and respect. - Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) is a regulation teachers must adhere to especially within the beauty industry simple tasks such as keeping ventilation clear, good hand care and protective work wear are being adhered to and students have been notified. - The Health and Safety Act is “key” to safety within the work place ensuring students know where fire escapes are, fire meeting points are, who is responsible for reporting accidents within the class room, this should be made clear at the beginning of lessons and clear notices seen within class rooms. - Public liability and personal insurance must be kept up to date to ensure any accidents or incidents can be claimed, this can prove to be a costly process for any teacher not only financially but also professionally. - It is essential that the Trade description act 1968 is followed all products and services must be advertised and sold as promoted this information must be explained clearly. - Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) should be carried out on all...