The changing and diverse nature of our communities poses many challenges for individuals, groups and employers throughout the UK. To allow the social inclusion of all people in society, there is a need to bring equality, diversity and rights issues into the mainstream so that they are no longer viewed as something only affecting ‘minority’ groups. The aim of the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity is to give learners an introduction to the issues around stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination. It will also help them to identify the basic rights that all people should enjoy and the shared values people have, whilst examining the responsibility each person and organisation has in ensuring that barriers to participation in society are removed.
The Certificate in Equality and Diversity will help to raise awareness of discrimination, prejudice, stereotyping, and individual freedoms and rights. In doing so, it will promote learners’ understanding of what it means to live in a diverse society and the laws that are in place to prevent unjust behaviour. This will be beneficial not only to the learners themselves but also to their employers and the wider society.
The Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity comprises three units, presented in two module workbooks:
- Module A: Equality and diversity in society
- Module B: Equality and diversity in the community, Equality and diversity in the workplace
Each unit contains activities and assessments designed to cover the specific learning outcomes.