The teaching role and responsibilities in the Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET)
Within the course of the Level 3 Award in Education and Training, you will learn about the roles and responsibilities of the teacher. This is not necessarily just the about teacher in the classroom but trainers and employers in the workplace too. Think about it, you’re an employer, you are responsible for training your staff members not just about the job but about their attitudes, are they working towards your core values of acting professionally and with integrity. Quite literally, your role is to train the trainers to they can effectively teach your staff how to do their jobs.
Teaching isn’t effective if you do not understand the motives of your workforce or learners. We talk a lot about Maslow’s hierarchy of needs in any teacher training course including the Level 3 Award in Education and Training but the simple principle is to relate your training to meet the basic needs of learners. We train the trainers how to identify learners motivations to aid the training process. Let’s look at me for example, if I’m hungry I need to eat to learn. Motivation is a responsibility of any trainer.
Safety of Learners in the Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET)
Like any work environment, learners need a safe environment to maximise their learning, are they free from stress? Do you place to much responsibility on them too soon? Have you completed risk assessments? If learners or workers are not safe, they will not be focused on the goal. If you have trained the trainers, or completed any teacher training course, what do you know about inclusivity?
The Level 3 Award in Education and Training summarises inclusivity as getting everyone involved, ensuring everyone participates and has the same opportunities which increases engagement. What I tend to see a lot, especially when it comes to businesses, you don’t fully include all your staff or learners. This is a typical example, watch me perform this task, now crack on. This is only good for those that are visual learners, so if you’re not a visual person you are going to struggle with this task. Or another example is to read procedure and get on with it.
These styles of training are not inclusive, if you solely use one method per activity, then there is a good chance as an employer or trainer, that only half of your learners are getting it. Think about marketing materials, are these inclusive and engaging?
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Good trainers, cater for their learners and not for themselves so next time you create a video post for your marketing, are you meeting the needs of all of your potential customers? Probably not. You need to think about using visual, auditory, reading such as subtitles and kinaesthetic, can they do something. Check out VARK learning styles. I couldn’t stress enough, have subtitles on all of your marketing videos as a majority of us wont listen to the sound especially when my kids are screaming. Your missing a big audience.
Another point we emphasise in the Level 3 Award in Education and Training is admin. Administration is a key aspect of the teaching role, this is the administration to register a learner on the course, get data protection approval and even to update your staff training records to submit for your accreditations like CHAS. There is so much more to teaching than the actual teaching.