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Section 1: Understand own role, responsibilities and boundaries of role in relation to teaching

Aim: The aim of this section is to enable you to understand the role of the teacher and relevant legislative requirements

Content: The following topics will be included:

  • The teacher’s role, responsibilities and boundaries in planning, managing and delivering learning, based around the teaching/training cycle.
  • Ice breaker activities.
  • The importance of learning styles and individual differences in learning.
  • Issues of entitlement, equality, differentiation, inclusivity and diversity, and ways to promote inclusion.
  • The learning environment, e.g. college, institution, community, work and practice-based.
  • The concepts of adult teaching.
  • Points of referral available to learners.
  • Key aspects of current, relevant legislation: generic, i.e. health and safety, equal opportunities, child protection, data protection; subject specific, i.e. legislation related to your area of specialism.
  • Record keeping.


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