Roles Responsibilities and Relationships in Lifelong Learning
1.1 Summarise key aspects of legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice relating to own role and responsibilities
I work within the computer industry for a Company who delivers a variety of technology support services including General IT support, the procurement of IT equipment and web design and maintenance. We hire apprentices to give them an insight into our industry and gain experience, at the end of their course they can choose the career path they would like to take within the IT industry as we cover such a wide range of it.
While teaching these apprentices I have to take a lot of things into consideration. I will firstly refer to the Code of Professional Practice 2008 (IfL, 2013); this code was put in place to benefit the learners, employers and the wider community. It states that we should establish a high level of professional integrity; take reasonable care to ensure the safety and welfare of the learners and to respect the rights and diversity of the learners regardless what race, gender, disability, etc. I also need to follow my organisations codes of practice through good timekeeping, following the disciplinary procedures, sustainability and keeping to the dress code.
As a teacher I am responsible for educating the learners on health and safety procedures; for example I will tell the learners where the appropriate fire exits are in case of a fire as directed in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, I will also avoid exposing any one to risks through proper use and training of IT equipment. While teaching I have to follow the Safeguarding vulnerable groups Act 2006 as I am working with learners aged between 16 and 25, this Act says I have to ensure the safety and well-being of the learners and prevent them from harm.
As I work within the computer industry there are other legislations that are relevant to my role, firstly being the Computer Misuse Act 1990 that...