Unit 008 (Level 4) Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Lifelong Learning

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Unit 008 (Level 4) Roles, Responsibilities and relationships in lifelong learning Learning Outcome 1 Understanding own role and responsibilities in lifelong learning 1.1 There are a number of regulatory requirements and legislation, as well as codes of practice that must be followed when teaching. A summary of these is as follows: • Children Act (2004) and Safeguarding which requires teaching to incorporate being healthy, staying safe etc, and having the responsibility for protecting the learners from harm. • The Equality Act (2010) is in place to ensure that no person may be discriminated against regardless of race, sex, religion, age or sexual orientation. • The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) provides the legislation for occupational health and safety at work. This puts the onus on both the employer and employee to work in a safe environment, and to protect others against taking risks that would put themselves and others at risk. • Codes of Professional Practice (2008) provides an explanation of six expected behaviour of Institute for Learning (IfL) members in the Lifelong Learning Sector. This encompasses integrity, respect, care, practice, disclosure and responsibility. • Copyright Designs and Patents Act (1998) require that the original author of any work included in any material you may duplicate or reference in your teaching is acknowledged. • Data Protection Act (2003) provides protection with regard to the way that any information, be it in paper or electronic format, is stored and disclosed. Within my own organisation, there are codes of practice and policies that must be adhered to by both employer and employee. A summary of these is as follows: • Anti-Corruption and Bribery Policy indicating what is and is not acceptable with regard to accepting and receiving of “gifts” or hospitality that may be seen outside, or indeed even
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