Understanding Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Education and Training
The roles and responsibilities of a trainer will differ during the training process, there are numerous existing models with the aim of outlining key stages. One of the most commonly used has a five stage process:-
1) Identification of need: At this stage the role of trainer could be an assessor; it’s the responsibility of the trainer to identify the needs of each individual learner and to monitor their own practice to ensure the learner’s needs are met. This can be very beneficial to both trainer and learner. The trainer needs to make sure the learner can attend, participate and achieve. The learners needs can vary from social, physical, intellectual, cultural and emotional an even financial so any resources used needs to be accessible and inclusive to all learners. These needs can affect how a learner interacts, accesses learning and how they can gain new skills. To identify individual learner needs which can include the application or interview process, initial assessment or during a review. You do not have to meet all the learner needs on your own, you can refer or signpost the learner to the appropriate service, it is important to know when to refer a learner to an appropriate service, for example a learner with dyslexia would need to be signposted to a specialist colleague or a learner with health issues could be signposted to an appropriate health professional. Points of referral can be internal, within the organisation you work for such as a first aider, a specialist colleague, student services or even their peers. External points of referral could be health professionals, police, carers, social services, charities or the Samaritans to name just a few.
2) Planning and Design: At this stage of the process, the role of the trainer is a planner and a researcher and it is the trainer’s responsibility to plan a session which meets the needs of the...
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