Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Lifelong Learning
Assignment 001-Level 3 Roles, responsibilities and relationships in lifelong learning Task A Part a) I am an outdoor adventure instructor and legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice form a key part of what I do. Without these items in place understanding your roles and responsibilities as a teacher could become confusing with many mistakes being made. In relation to legislation for what I do the main Acts I adhere to are: * The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) * The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (1999) * Protection of Children Act (1999) Data Protection (2007) In relation to regulatory requirements I adhere to the National Governing Bodies (NGB’s) of my chosen teaching activities. For example, the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) assessed me in my teaching and experience to gain one of my qualifications. By doing my qualification through them I need to deliver my activities according to their guidelines. Any breach of these guidelines can affect my future teaching and render my insurance void. Another key measure that I must have in place and constantly review and update when necessary are risk assessments.
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Risk assessments fall between regulatory requirements and codes of practice as it is a requirement in my line of teaching to have them but they also form key aspects of my codes of practice. In my business I have a set of Standard Operating Proceedures (SOP’s) that go hand in hand with my comprehensive risk assessments. The SOP’s are there for me as well as for anyone who works with me to refer to. This equips all employees with the required information needed for the safe delivery of all activities. Everyone must read them thoroughly and sign that they first understand them and secondly agree to comply with all the guidelines.
Other requirements that fall into the arena I occupy are comprehensive police checks of my-self and any employees. This is now not only conducted locally but nationally and internationally known as a CRB check. Child protection training is also a requirement and must be updated. I also respect and adhere to the Institute for Learning’s (IFL) key aspects of codes of practice. Even though I am not a member they do cover the main aspects that all professionals in teaching should follow. Without describing them in detail the key aspects are: * Integrity * Respect * Care * Practice * Disclosure * Responsibility