Level 2 Certficate in Equality and Diversity

Level 2 Certficate in Equality and Diversity

Course information:

The programme is designed for anyone who wishes to develop their knowledge of the issues and anti-discrimination laws that relate to equality and diversity. This qualification is ideal to support continuous professional development for people who are already in work, or enhance their career opportunities. The underlying principles of the programme are applicable to all walks of life exploring diversity issues that are relevant at work and in social situations.

At your induction , which we will arrange with you a mutually convnient date and location, you will receive your learning resource/information pack. 


The Certificate consists of two assessments normally taking up to four weeks per assessment so there is no need to attend a college to gain the qualification The learning materials contain the knowledge needed to meet the assessment requirements of the course and activities allow you to practice your skills and test your learning. Assessment is based on a combination of knowledge and skills learned on the programme. You must complete both assessments, within the agreed timescales and submit these for marking by our team of qualified tutors. Your tutor will provide feedback, advice and guidance to ensure you can complete the course. Upon successful completion of both unit assessments you will be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity.


There are no fees for this course as the Fire Brigades Union Learning Centre has secured funding with our Learning Partners. Please ensure that when you enrol on this course you are committed to completing the programme of study within the allocated timescales. Should you not complete the course in full, you may be required to pay a fee to cover registration, administration fees and learning material costs. Funded places are subject to availability and are subject to the terms and conditions of our Further Education Partners.

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Please see a breakdown below of the units and sections within this course.

Unit 1: Equality and diversity in society
In this unit, learners will understand what exactly is meant by the term 'equality' and explore the damaging effects of stereotyping and labelling.
This unit contains five sections, including:
• Section 1: What is equality?
• Section 2: What is diversity?
• Section 3: The effects of stereotyping and labelling
• Section 4: The effects of prejudice and discrimination
• Section 5: The ways in which people might choose to describe themselves.

Unit 2: Equality and diversity in the community
This unit will assist you in identifying the extent of diversity that exists within a community and will help you understand the benefits of promoting a culture of equality and diversity.
This unit contains four sections, including:
• Section 1: The extent of diversity within a community
• Section 2: The value to communities in creating and maintaining a diverse environment
• Section 3: The potential inequality that can occur within a community
• Section 4: 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
This unit covers how equality and diversity can be promoted and maintained by employees and highlights the benefits of a dynamic, diverse workforce.
This unit contains three sections, including:
Section 1: The meaning of equality and diversity in the workplace
Section 2: How equality and diversity is monitored in the workplace
Section 3: How the rights of individuals are protected in the workplace.


Course Units:

  1. Equality and Diversity in Society
  2. Equality and Diversity in the Community
  3. Equality and Diversity in the Workplace

Study mode:


Start date:

Flexible start dates after 01st August 2020

End date:

Last enrolment 31st May 2021


8 weeks

Regional availability:


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Added on Fri 5th Feb 2016.
Last updated on Mon 3rd Aug 2020.

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