Essay for Pttls L3 Unit 1 - Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Lifelong Learning

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There are a number of differing but interlinking aspects to teaching and training in the lifelong learning sector; Health and Safety, Equality and Diversity, Legislation and Approved Codes of Practice to summarise some key aspects that need to considered when working with Learners. Health and Safety is of paramount importance and it is the duty of the Teacher or Trainer to inform the learners of the Health and safety issues and procedures specific to the training environment (the training centre or place of work where training is being delivered) such issues being: Fire procedures, first aid provisions, PPE requirements etc. Also the health and safety legislation that will be appropriate to the field they are training in; such as The Health and Safety at Work Act, L.O.L.E.R (Lifting Operations Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998, P.U.W.E.R. (Provision of Work Equipment Regulations) There are also other Laws, Codes of Practice or Regulatory Requirements for example in Plant Operator Training a Trainer must make sure that what Learners are taught is based on the current ACOP (Approved Code of Practice), Current and relevant legislation in their area of work and also their responsibilities under applicable current legislation and regulations Equality and Diversity legislation now impacts on all of us in our daily lives including the workplace and places of education and training. Therefore Teachers and Trainers must be aware of the need for them to promote equality and diversity to Learners and explain the requirements placed on training providers and teaching establishments to have their own policies and procedures in place. Teachers and Trainers should explain to their learners the definitions within the Equality Act 2010 such as what can be classed as discrimination and what a protected characteristic is and that this is an area the teacher must be very

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