Promoting a fair and diverse workforce will help you reduce business risk and support a positive working environment.

This recognised qualification focuses on helping businesses to be more inclusive in the workplace, suitable for any employees in any workplace it will give an understanding of the different issues affecting equality and diversity in society today. You will gain an insight into the wide-ranging legislation that’s needed to create a workplace centred on fairness, dignity and respect.

Unit 1: Equality and diversity in society

You will learn what is meant by the terms ‘equality’ and ‘diversity’ developing an understanding of what the effects of stereotyping, labelling, prejudice and discrimination are and start to understand the different characteristics that make people unique.


Unit 2: Equality and diversity in the community

You will cover the extent and value of diversity within a chosen community developing an understanding of the potential inequalities which can occur within a community and the support services and groups which exist to ensure that equality and diversity is maintained.


Unit 3: Equality and diversity in the workplace

You will develop an understanding of the meaning of equality and diversity in the workplace. This will include how equality and diversity is monitored in the workplace and how the rights of individuals are protected.


This course can be studied via a distance learning model which means you can choose when and where you study. Giving you the freedom to choose your learning schedule yourself whilst still gaining certification from your chosen subject. Throughout the course you will have the support of your online tutor who can also be reached via phone or email. We recommend completing the course within 12 weeks studying 2-4 hours per week.

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School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies.

If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £27,295. Find more information on Advanced Learner Loans on our website.

If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived:

  • Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Income Support

You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course).

* If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement.

It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

For any questions about fees, remissions and entitlements, please contact our helpful Enrolments Team on 01329 815 200.