The teaching role and responsibilities in education and training has become increasingly complex over the years, in response to the growing need for more qualified and experienced staff. This research report sets out to analyse the various roles available within the further education and training sector, as well as other professional positions which may be of interest. In order to gain an accurate understanding of the different positions available, the report will discuss the responsibilities of each role and provide case studies to illustrate the key aspects of each.
Further Education and Training roles
In the world of further education, there are many titles and roles to choose from, each with its own distinct responsibilities.
Teachers: In the education sector, Teachers are responsible for planning and delivering lessons according to a curriculum, providing feedback to students and setting assessments. They are also expected to keep up to date with any changes in the curriculum and assess students’ progress. They are responsible for ensuring that students are motivated and achieving their educational objectives.
Tutors: Tutors play an important role in student learning. They provide additional support in the form of one-on-one guidance, mentorship and encouragement. Tutors are responsible for identifying areas of difficulty for students and helping them to address these. They are also expected to keep track of a student’s progress and make changes to their teaching methods if necessary.
Learning Mentors: Learning Mentors are responsible for providing support to students both in and outside the classroom. They are expected to identify any areas of difficulty for students and help them to develop the skills and strategies necessary to overcome these obstacles. This includes providing advice and guidance on educational, vocational and personal issues.
Trainers: Trainers are responsible for the design and delivery of training programmes, both in person and online. They must identify areas of improvement within the training programme and adapt their approach accordingly. They are also responsible for ensuring that the training is delivered according to industry standards.
Coaches: Coaches are responsible for helping students to acquire knowledge and develop skills in areas such as language, communication and problem solving. They provide advice and guidance on a range of topics, from academic studies to career development. Coaches offer guidance on techniques for learning and assessment, such as test taking and essay writing.
Other Professional Roles
In addition to the roles outlined above, there are a number of other positions available in education and training:
Examiners and assessors: Examiners and assessors are responsible for ensuring that assessments are valid and reliable. They are expected to identify areas of improvement and ensure that the assessments are carried out in accordance with the relevant curriculum. They must also ensure that assessments and other learning activities are compliant with any applicable regulations.
Lecturers: Lecturers are responsible for the delivery of lectures on a range of topics. They must provide lectures which are relevant and up to date, in line with any changes in the industry. They must also ensure that the lectures are engaging and motivating so that students are able to gain maximum benefit from them.
E-learning developers: E-learning developers are responsible for the design and development of e-learning courses. They must identify areas for improvement and ensure that the courses are compliant with industry standards. They must also keep up to date with any changes in technology, including the use of mobile devices, to ensure that the courses are effective.
This research report has outlined the range of roles available within further education and training, as well as some of the other professional positions which may be of interest. It has discussed the responsibilities associated with each role, as well as the case studies which can be used to illustrate the key aspects of each. The report has demonstrated that the teaching role and responsibilities in education and training is a complex one, requiring a significant level of knowledge and expertise.