As a teacher it is my responsibility to provide the best learning possible that meets the needs of both the learner and my employer. I am also responsible by Vicarious Liability for the well-being and sometimes the behavior of the learners in my care. I must communicate the knowledge required to pass the course or achieved the desired learning outcomes.
In my role as a Recruitment trainer it is necessary to teach the learners some prescribed material including our company specific paperwork and also regulations set down by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) the Governing body of our industry along with relevant Employment legislation – these constitute the do’s and don’ts of dealing with clients but I also teach the how : ‘soft skills’ which are harder to measure such as communication skills, sales skills and interview technique.
I must also work within the boundaries set by legislation such as H&S at Work Act 1974, The Equality Act 2010, Data Protection Act 1998, Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Human Rights 1998 Act to ensure that I provide a safe, inclusive, motivational, equitable and supportive environment for learners.
Whilst I must work within these systems there is still a lot I can do to make the lessons I give more effective by using the guidelines set out in the PTLLS course such as following the Teaching and Learning Cycle - -
“The Teaching and Learning Cycle is so called as it can start at any stage and keep going. However all stages must be addressed for teaching and learning to be effective.”
Gravells, A. (2012) Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector