Equality and Diversity


We want you to reach your full potential at Derby College, in an environment which is respectful and which accepts each individual's differences.

At Derby College, we celebrate and value the diversity of our learners and employees and we are committed to equality of opportunity for all, regardless of age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, disability, social background and family responsibilities.

Equality and Diversity remain a key contributing factor to ensuring that there will be no discrimination against any individual on the grounds of, age, disability, gender reassignment, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.

We promote inclusion of people from under-represented and diverse groups and communities so that even more learners can participate in and benefit from College life.

This includes people from socially disadvantaged families as well as deprived or remote geographical areas.

In particular, Derby College strives to:
  • Encourage the participation of learners of all abilities
  • Provide a safe and welcoming physical and learning environment
  • Develop its facilities and courses to improve access
  • Offer support to meet individual learner and employee needs.
  • Ensure its recruitment process actively promotes vacancies via appropriate media and community groups in order to attract disabled people
  • Deal with any incidences of discrimination, bullying or harassment quickly and effectively

Celebrate and embrace the diversity of its learners and team members and seeks not only to eliminate all discrimination and harassment on the grounds of gender identity, but also create a learning and working environment based on good relations between all individuals.

Equality and Diversity Annual Report

View the Derby College Equality Diversity and Inclusion Annual Report 2020 (pdf)
View the Derby College Equality and Diversity Report 2017-18 (pdf)
View the Derby College Equality and Diversity Report 2016-17 (pdf)

Equality and Diversity Good Practice Guides

We have put together two Equality and Diversity Good Practice Guides for team members working with learners away from the College with learners and for employers and work placement providers.

Learn more about the College's commitment to diversity and equality by consulting our various policies and procedures

Promoting the fundamental British Values

At Derby College we will strive to ensure that our learners develop a strong sense of social and moral responsibility. We believe that these values and qualities are vital if our students are to play a meaningful role in our society and to acquire the knowledge and skills for now and for a fulfilling future.

The College will play a vital role in ensuring that no learner is subjected to intimidation or radicalization through its policies and procedures and staff training.

These values will be embedded through the curriculum and the college as a whole

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Students with SEND discuss their ambitions:

Students with SEND reflect on their learning journeys:

Students with SEND discuss their experiences and levels of support

Students’ suggestions for improvements:


We are a Transgender friendly College

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Transgender Guide (PDF)


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