ASSIGNMENT 1 (1,000 WORDS)
1. Explain what your roles and responsibilities would be as a teacher. What boundaries must you be aware of?
2. Identify the key aspects of current legislative requirements and codes of practice relevant to your specialist area.
3. Identify other points of referral available to meet the potential needs of students.
In my current role as an NVQ Assessor and Internal Verifier, and as a Health & Safety Instructor I see my roles and responsibilities as being:-
➢ Designing and continually updating courses, stemming from understanding what the customer wants and how they operate.
➢ Record keeping for attendance, punctuality and ...view middle of the document...
➢ The learners’ capabilities, training, experience, competencies so they are not unfairly compromised by having too great an expectation on them.
➢ Preparing and delivering courses / material that’s too stolid. Endeavouring to break it up into manageable chunks and diversify the learning strategies.
➢ Being tempted to get too involved and giving / offering well intentioned, but not sound advice on ie: welfare.
Current legislation I have split into two sections:-
a). Generic, these are all aspects of legislation that apply to all of us, covering any subject in any location / facility:-
➢ Health and Safety at Work Act (HASAWA) 1974
➢ Management of Health and Safety at Work Act
➢ Equality Act
➢ Public Liability Insurance
➢ Professional Indemnity Insurance
➢ Data Protection Act
➢ CRB Checks
b). Specific to the topic we are covering:-
➢ Control of Major Accidents and Hazards (COMAH). This is HSE and EA led legislation for fuel storage and distribution depots (amongst others).
➢ Food hygiene for food producers (maybe at the behest of their customers rather than as an internal requirement).
Codes of Practice would include:-
➢ Accepted Codes of Practice (ACoPs) for NVQ Assessors as published by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) which clearly sets out the requirements for resources, equality of opportunity, expertise, centre registration / approval, data requirements, awards outside England, Wales and Northern Ireland, issue of certificates, enquiries and appeals procedures, customer service statements, monitoring and evaluation, use of languages in assessment, application of assessment methodology, assessment, internal verification, external verification, sampling, external verifier reports, dealing with malpractice, approved centre criteria and sanctions for non-compliance with the centre approval criteria
➢ Joint Awarding Body (JAB) guidance on NVQ Internal Verification – for verifying assessment, developing and supporting assessors, managing quality of NVQ delivery, sampling assessments, monitoring assessment practice and standardising assessment judgements. It also includes a variety of suggested forms that could be used.
➢ Quality Assurance – to ensure that the assessors are completing candidates portfolios to the required standard, both in presentation, content and to the national occupational standards (NOS). This is also further checked by the external verification process.
➢ Equal Opportunities and Diversity...