ROLES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND RELATIONSHIPS IN LIFELONG LEARNING
CREDIT VALUE 3
GUIDED LEARNING HOURS 12
The purpose of this unit is to enable the learner to understand the role and responsibilities of a teacher in the lifelong learning and the relationship between different professionals in lifelong learning. It includes responsibility for maintaining a safe and supportive learning environment for learners.
1 Understand own role and responsibilities in lifelong learning 1.1 Summarise key aspects of legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice relating to own role and responsibilities. The CAD/Drafting specification is BS8888, this replaced BS308 in 2000 which was a code of practice. The new BS8888 is a specification which provides a route map to over 130 different ISO standards, all relating to the CAD/Drafting/Engineering industry. When I the deliver the CAD unit, I constantly make reference to this standard, my learners cover these standards at every stage of the drawing process. I suggest to all my learners to purchase a copy of the Mechanical Engineering drawing 4th edition book or at least download their own 2nd edition pdf copy for their own use, this gives comprehensive information on all areas of mechanical drawing and it encompasses the current standards. Other legislation which I cover in my teaching role is
1. Health and Safety
2. Equality and Diversity
3. Data Protection
4. Human Rights
5. Freedom of Information Act
Health and Safety
When my learners first start on the section I go through the section induction, this includes signing a computer user agreement, I ensure all my learners watch a Youtube video (http://www.explainingcomputers.com/dse.html), this video covers sitting correctly, positioning of the monitor screen and making sure that their chair is adjusted correctly. Health &Safety posters are displayed in the CAD room that show the correct posture to adopt. The under pinning knowledge questions done during the assessment process also cover Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) and display screen regulations. Risk assessments have been carried out in the CAD room. Any hazards that have been highlighted are risk assessed. All workstations are equipped with appropriate adjustable chairs and screens. Learners are allowed regular breaks to comply with the relevant Health & Safety display screen regulations. Floor conditions are constantly monitored to ensure there are no trip hazards, and that the floor is in generally good order. The lighting is fully maintained and daylight tubes are used. The room temperature is monitored so that an adequate temperature level is maintained, either by wall heaters or by the use of a floor standing fan to move the air around to prevent a stuffy environment. Equality and Diversity
All learners attend an Equality and Diversity course as part of the induction program to the training centre; this is done by Mike Holt who is the chief instructor. All instructors also attend regular update courses to keep abreast of the latest developments, this encourages a positive culture. A statement from the new LLUK standards is an example of how E&D is embedded into the ethos at Rochdale Training Association (RTA). “establish a purposeful learning environment where learners feel safe secure confident and valued” Establish and maintain procedures with learners which promote and maintain appropriate behaviour, communication and respect for others, while challenging discriminatory behaviour and attitudes. (LLUK,2007)
Rochdale Training intends to help everyone by creating a positive and fully inclusive learning/working environment, where discrimination, harassment, bullying and prejudice will not be tolerated. This means that everyone will be treated equally, their differences respected and their learning needs met. (RTA’s E & D Vision v5)
All computers are password...