Equality and Diversity

Equality and diversity ensures everybody has equal opportunities and is not treated differently or discriminated against because of their characteristics; such as ‘protected characteristics’ protected by The Equality Act 2010.

The Equality Act 2010 combined more than 116 pieces of equality legislation into one Act, providing a legal framework which tackles discrimination in respect of the following personal characteristics, which are protected by the law:

  • age;
  • disability;
  • gender reassignment;
  • marriage and civil partnership;
  • race;
  • religion or belief (there are some education exceptions where there is valid segregation);
  • sex (there are some education exceptions where there is valid segregation );
  • sexual orientation;
  • pregnancy and maternity.

It defines the behaviour that is unlawful under the Act as:

  • direct discrimination;
  • indirect discrimination;
  • discrimination arising from disability;
  • victimisation;
  • harassment.

Our qualifications gives learners an opportunity to develop their knowledge and awareness of equality, diversity, inclusion and discrimination in the wider community.

Take a look at our full list of qualifications on the right hand side of this page, or for more information contact our customer services team on 0121 270 5100 or email us.