Level 2 Equality and Diversity

Level 2 Equality and Diversity

The aim of the Level 2 Equality and Diversity qualification is to give learners an introduction to the issues around stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination, to identify the basic rights that all people should enjoy and the shared values people have, and to examine the responsibility each person and organisation has in ensuring that barriers to participation in society are removed.

This course is currently being subsidised by the college and is, therefore, free of charge at present UNLESS you fail to complete it; in which case you will be liable to pay £85 to cover the cost of materials and administration plus any registration costs that may have been incurred.

Unit 1: Equality and Diversity in Society

  • Understand the meaning of equality
  • Understand the types of discrimination and people’s protected characteristics
  • Understand the effects of stereotyping and labelling
  • Understand the ways in which people might choose to describe themselves
  • Understand the meaning of shared identities and belonging to a number of different groups
  • Understand the meaning of diversity
  • Understand the effects of prejudice and discrimination

Unit 2: Equality and diversity in the community

  • Understand the extent of diversity within a community
  • Understand the value to communities in creating and maintaining a diverse environment
  • Understand the potential inequality that can occur within a community
  • Know about 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

  • Understand how the place of work tries to create a diverse working environment
  • Understand how workplaces can maintain and monitor equality and diversity
  • Understand the value to the organisation in creating and maintaining a diverse environment

Although there are no formal entry requirements for this course, due to the nature and course delivery of distance learning we require all applicants to hold a minimum of English Literacy Level 1 or equivalent.

If you are between 19 and 23 yrs of age you must also have already achieved a full level 2 qualification ie the equivalent of 5 GCSE Grades A- C

If you are unsure of your level of literacy please read the attached instructions to undertake a literacy assessment on line. This will take no longer than 20 minutes to complete. Instructions are available here, and more information can be found at www.learnmyway.com.

This course will take 8 weeks to complete and consists of 2 written assessments.

Each candidate is required to give written responses to a work booklet either handwritten or to complete the booklet using an electronic template.

You will be required to submit 2 assessments each taking 4 weeks to complete

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Awarding Body:

NCFE Awarding Body

For further information about the course specification please visit the awarding body’s web site www.ncfe.org.uk and search using the following code 601/3145/7 or follow this link

Courses are only free to people who have lived in England for the past 3 yrs, are aged 19 years or over and are not currently accessing any other government funded training.
Please note there is a non-completion fee of £85 if you have to be withdrawn from the course.

Course fees:



Level 2


8 weeks

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