Legislation and codes of practice
The code of practice for teaching further education, within the lifelong sector is regulated by the Institute for Learning (IFL). This independent professional body provides a register of teachers/trainers and skills, promotes continuous professional development, and represents their members when interacting with government, agencies and sector organisations (IFL: 2011).
General legislation that teachers should adhere to include; * The Equality Act (2010) is legislation to protect against discrimination and disadvantages (Equality and human rights commission: no date) * Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) …show more content…
Institute students who have committed to the wrong course are offered information advice and guidance from an advisor, and have access to a buddy system, as well as follow up assessments to ensure their learning needs have been met (Grimsby Institute: 2011).
Evaluate own responsibilities in relation to other professionals
The teacher should be fair and ethical and provide advice and guidance only where this is possible. If the teacher is unable to provide help, the student, if willing, should be referred to a specialist. The teacher should maintain confidentiality and follow the rules of the organisation. A teacher should ensure that any possible safeguarding issues are reported to the relevant authority (Gravell: 2008).
Establishing and maintaining a safe and supportive learning environment
The animal care tutor should ensure that the students are aware of health and safety issues whilst working with animals, through setting ground rules for the class, animal facility and the Institute (Petty: 2009). Explaining and discussing the requirements of personal protection equipment (overalls, gloves, safety glasses) will help students understand the safety reasons. Risk assessments should be undertaken, in accordance