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Equality and Diversity

  • Students

    Whatever your situation, this FREE online qualification is a great opportunity to find out how to apply best practice in relation to equality and diversity within your community and the workplace.

    • Helps you develop highly desirable skills for the workplace
    • Provides an understanding of key policies and legislation relating to equality and diversity
    • Provides a solid basis for further qualifications and/or career development
    • Gain a nationally-accredited Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity

    Each unit contains an assessment to demonstrate your knowledge of each subject area. Once you successfully complete all three units you will achieve a Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity.

    Unit 1: Equality and diversity in society

    • What is meant by ‘equality’ and ‘diversity’
    • The effects of stereotyping, labelling, prejudice and discrimination
    • Different characteristics that make people who they are.

    Unit 2: Equality and diversity in the community

    • The extent and value of diversity in a community
    • Potential inequality that occurs in communities
    • Support services and groups for equality and diversity.

    Unit 3: Equality and diversity in the workplace

    • The meaning of equality and diversity in the workplace
    • Monitoring equality and diversity in the workplace
    • Protecting people’s rights in the workplace.

    Course duration

     9 weeks 

    Recommended study

     10 hours per week 

    Study requirements

    Whilst an understanding of the sector would be advantageous no existing qualifications are required.

    What computer software will I need?

    To study online with vision2learn you will require the following:

    • An Internet enabled PC running Microsoft Windows operating system
    • A Web browser (JavaScript and Cookie enabled)
    • An active email account
    • Microsoft Word or a similar word processing software program. (You may need additional software programs for IT courses – please contact us for more information.)
    • Adobe Reader
    • Adobe Flash Player (version 9.0 or higher)

     Supported Web Browsers

    The following web browsers are currently supported.

    • Internet Explorer 11
    • Microsoft Edge *
    • Google Chrome *
    • Mozilla Firefox *

     * Microsoft Edge, Firefox and Chrome follow a continuous release policy. We will support the last 2 major versions of each of these browsers.

    Please ensure that your browser has JavaScript and Cookies enabled as this will be required in order to access our e-learning platform and courses. If you are still unsure, you can visit to check your system meets with our minimum requirements.



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Our industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching team provide our students with the skills businesses truly need.

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