Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

This is a Distance Learning course, so there is no need to attend College.

This course will be delivered online or paper-based over 16 - 20 weeks. Guided learning hours: 180

Who is the course for?

This qualification aims to introduce the concepts of equality and diversity in a variety of environments including society, the community and the workplace. Raise awareness of the issues surrounding equality and diversity; apply this awareness through actions in society, community and the workplace.

What does the course involve?

As part of this course you will study three mandatory units:

UNIT 1 - Equality and diversity in society

  • Section 1 Understand what equality its
  • Session 2 Understand what diversity is
  • Session 3 Understand the effects of stereotyping and labelling
  • Session 4 Understand the effects of prejudice and discrimination
  • Session 5 Understand the ways in which people might choose to describe themselves

UNIT 2 - Equality and diversity in the community

  • Session 1 Understand the extent of diversity within a community
  • Session 2 Understand the value to communities in creating and maintaining a diverse environment
  • Session 3 Understand the potential inequality that can occur within a community
  • Section 4 Understand the support services and groups that exist within a community to ensure equality and diversity is maintained

UNIT 3 - Equality and diversity in the workplace

  • Session 1 Understand the meaning of equality and diversity within the workplace
  • Session 2 Understand how equality and diversity is monitored in the workplace
  • Session 3 Understand how the rights of individuals are protected in the workplace

Entry Requirements

  • Learners must be aged 19 years or over as at 31/08/17
  • Must have lived in the EU for the last three years
  • Must currently reside in England
  • Must have a full Level 2 qualification or above (i.e QCF Diploma Level 2, five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C, two or three AS Levels, CSE grade 1 5 or more, one A Level, QCF Certificate, GNVQ Intermediate, First Diploma, NVQ Level 2, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level 2)


  • Unemployed and claiming benefits, and using the qualification to obtain work.

*An administration fee will be incurred if you withdraw from the course.

What are the assessment methods?

Assessments are due at the end of each unit. Your tutor will assess your work and build up your portfolio of evidence of learning. A certificate will be awarded on satisfactory submission of evidence of learning for the units studied.

What are the College attendance requirements?

As a Distance Learning course, there is no need to attend College.

For further information or advice, please contact the Distance Learning team:
01823 366612

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