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Level: 2

Location: Distance Learning

Years: 1

Weeks: 16


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Tuition (£): 0.00*

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Course Summary

  • Learn more about cultural diversity and disability rights
  • Strengthen relationships with different cultures at work and within your community
  • Learn key management skills, including tackling discrimination in the workplace
  • Gain a qualification valued by UK employers to give your CV the edge in your job search!


Entry requirements

You need to:

  • Be over 19 and to have lived in this country for more than three years (funding requirements)
  • Have a good level of English
  • Have a basic level of IT
  • Have access to a computer (this is an online course)

Course Content

Unit 1: Equality and diversity in society

Learning topics:

  • 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

Learning topics:

  • 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

Learning topics:

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

How will I be assessed?

There is online assessment of knowledge only. This is supported by an online assessor.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

The course is free within funding requirements but you will be asked to sign a disclaimer on enrolment which states that non-completion will incur a charge of £100.

What can I do after this course?

This qualification can help you understand the working environment better by looking at how we behave at work and how our behaviour may affect those around us. Where employees feel they are treated fairly and with respect, this reflects in their work - with better working environments leading to better overall performance and productivity.

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

Lewis Morrell

Lewis Morrell

Lewis follows dad and granddad into healthcare

Teenager Lewis Morrell is aiming to become the third generation of his family to go into nursing. But disappointing school GCSE exam results meant he had to have a rethink and plot a new route on the road to his career. Looking for suitable courses, Lewis attended a College open event and was impressed with both what was on offer and the friendliness of the staff.
Eighteen-year-old Lewis described Derby College as "a lifeline" which has helped to give him confidence and a mind-set that he can achieve his goals. A hospital work placement, run through the college's Employer Academy programme, has directly helped him land a health care assistant apprenticeship at the Royal Derby Hospital. And Lewis has also completed Health and Social Care and English Functional Skills at Level 2, with a double pass and a merit. He is waiting for his GCSE English and CGSE Science results.
Lewis's dad is a children's nurse and his grandad worked in nursing and midwifery. He now manages a doctors' practice in Australia. Knowing Lewis's skillset and temperament, they said that getting into health care would be "the best thing he ever did". He was inspired by them

I was a bit down about my English and Science results from school, because I needed those for nursing. Once I've got them I'll be able to get on further, so college was a lifeline.

It supported me through the first year and they pushed me. It's given me confidence. Rather than thinking 'maybe I can't do this', it helped me think 'yes, I can actually do this.'

It was very supportive through all of my time and I'm proud to have been accepted for the apprenticeship.

I'd say to anybody who didn't quite get the exams they want: go to
College, go to every lesson, stick with it and eventually it'll all click.

It's a four year apprenticeship. I want to go on to university and get my nursing degree and then get into children's nursing eventually.


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