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Benefits for the business:

  • Upskill staff members
  • Increase teamwork and morale as staff become more aware of how to communicate effectively and support colleagues
  • The course offer can be used as a staff benefit or as part of a development scheme
  • Increase the health, safety and security of the workplace as the course covers this.

Benefits for employees:

  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Enhance both personal skills and professional development
  • Courses are delivered as distance learning, allowing learners to choose when and where to study.
  • Personal tutors are assigned to ensure learners have the support needed.

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity

Every year there are approximately 270,000 incidents of ‘hate crime’ in the UK. These are crimes that usually involve violence and are committed against someone because of their disability, race, sexual orientation, religion or other type of prejudice.

This course aims to promote equality and diversity and is a great qualification for employees across all sectors, especially where good practice of equality and diversity exists.

The course strengthens employees’ knowledge on best practice and makes learners more socially aware. Subjects covered throughout the course include personal and social identities, beliefs, values, stereotyping/labelling and prejudice/discrimination.

Course content

Unit 1: Equality and diversity in society

In this unit, learners will understand what is meant by the term ‘equality’ and explore the effects of stereotyping and labelling.

Unit 2: Equality and diversity in the community

This unit will help learners identify the extent of diversity that exists within a community and understand the benefits of improving equality and diversity.

Unit 3: Equality and diversity in the workplace

This unit covers how equality and diversity can be promoted and maintained by employees, and will identify the benefits of a diverse workforce.

Learning methods

  • Online course
  • Paper-based
  • Paper-based or online assessments