Review what your role, responsibilities and boundaries would be in terms of the teaching/training cycle.
The teaching/ training cycle is a tool which can be used for training to be effective. The cycle can be looked at or used from either the perspective of the learner or of the tutor and the model can start at any stage to give opportunity to improve either a singular lesson or a whole course. The teaching/training cycle looks at five processes: identifying needs, planning and designing, delivering/ facilitating, assessing and evaluating. This cycle can be applied to my current situation as a trainer for a domiciliary care company as I have mandatory courses which are delivered to carers with very mixed abilities.
There are different types of needs which should be met during a teaching/ training session. These can be practical needs (such as the use of an appropriate learning environment with adequate seating arrangements), curriculum needs (where specific outcomes have to be met), legislative requirements (as in mandatory training for the Health & Social Care Workers I have responsibility for training) or specific needs of the students (these could be social, physical, intellectual, cultural or emotional). It may not be possible to identify all needs prior to the commencement of the course. Interviews before the start of lessons may help to highlight individual student needs and allow for the planning of how to meet the need to take place, but this is not always possible and will have to be reviewed throughout.
The main need that I have identified for my current role is a legal requirement for all care workers to have attended eight mandatory courses. Currently I am responsible for the delivery of three of these courses plus an additional four optional courses. So, initially need is identified very simply by ascertaining whether attendance has already taken place. However, training needs can also be identified when a client is taken...