PTLLS Assignment 2

Summarise the key aspects of current legislative requirements and code of practice relevant to your subject and the type of organisation for which you would like to work.

Teachers must understand their legal duties, obligations, education policies and work-place specific policies. Teachers must follow good practice and continuous personal development in order to promote trust and maximise teaching value. This essay will help you complete your homework; of course using your own ideas and words!

I deliver staff training workshops in the field of Business Management. As a tutor, I need to be aware of key aspects of current legislation and codes of practice relevant to my specialist subject and the organisation I work for (Gravells, 2008).

(Reisenberger and Dadzie, 2002) whose research sets out legislative and reporting requirements for teachers, state that “requirements, behaviour codes and monitoring procedures need to be carefully explained to tutors, learners and others who use your centre”.

1. Equal Opportunities Policy
The institution, for which I work, appoints tutors subject to the acceptance of its Equal Opportunities policy which states the institution will eliminate discrimination, promote an inclusive culture and deploy good practice in training, learning, and assessment.

2. The Data Protection Act 2007 and Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974 apply to my organisation among other numerous generic legislations. The latter particularly applies to outdoor activities organised by the training institutions. Prior to activities, a specialist visits the premises to conduct a risk assessment review. The (Health and Safety Executive, 2004) states that employers must display a Health and Safety law poster or provide trainers with the same information in a leaflet.

3. The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992
Applies to IT classes where learners use computer terminals for long hours, and sets out the minimum standards to prevent associated health problems.

4. Further Education and Training Act 2007
It gives legal guidelines for promoting diversity, student involvement and choice in further education and industrial training.

5. Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) and the Institute for Learning (IFL)
The first sets out the guide for good practice in education and the latter offers support and guidance on CPD.

In line with the guide (Department for Education and Skills, 2002) to promote trust and maximise teaching value, academic institutions must, on a regular basis, assess compliance with legislations and code of practice. Legal duties and obligations are imposed on tutors who oversee the application of legislation and policies in the classrooms.