Free if you meet the eligibility criteria (click here for details) and if you complete the course (click here for details of our terms and conditions)
The changing and diverse nature of our communities poses many challenges for individuals, groups and employers throughout the UK. In order to allow the social inclusion of all people in society, there is a need to bring equality, diversity and rights issues into the mainstream so that they are no longer viewed as something only affecting ‘minority’ groups. The course has a credit value of 18 on the Qualifications Credit Framework.
Who is the course suitable for?
The course is suitable for a wide range of learners, including those who are already in work to support their continuous professional development, or anyone who is seeking employment. It’s also ideal for people who are looking to develop an awareness of issues surrounding equality and diversity for their own personal development.
You do not need to have any formal qualifications in order to follow this course, but you will need to demonstrate commitment and motivation to work through the specially prepared distance-learning materials.
How is the course delivered?
Candidates work through the course materials for the programme at a place convenient to them, so there is no need to attend the college to gain the qualification. The learning materials contain the knowledge needed to meet the assessment requirements of the course and activities to allow candidates to practice their skills and test their learning. Assessments are based on a combination of knowledge and skills learned on the programme and work-based activities and experience. Learners should complete the course within 9 weeks.
The course consists of one module:
- Part A: Equality and diversity in society.
- Part B: Equality and diversity in the community. Equality and diversity in the workplace.
The qualification aims to provide a sound preparation for further study and access to a range of programmes, including Awards, Certificates and Diplomas. The specific progression route will depend on the vocational choice of the individual but could include other programmes around diversity or more general study options.