Equality & Diversity

The College celebrates and values diversity among its learners and workforce. The College treats all members of the College community with respect and dignity, and seeks to promote a positive working and learning environment free from discrimination, harassment and victimisation.

The College seeks to eliminate prejudice and discrimination in both direct and indirect forms and no member of the College community will be disadvantaged for reasons associated with any of the following characteristics:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender
  • Gender reassignment/transgender
  • Marriage and civil partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race, ethnic or national origin
  • Religion or belief
  • Sexual orientation
  • Social class

Published Equality & Diversity objectives for 2016/17

Objective 1: To improve the achievement performance of adult students, on Classroom based Group A programmes, from a baseline of 84.7% achievement rate in 2015/16 to 86% achievement rate in 2016/17.

Objective 2: To improve the achievement performance of adult male students, Classroom based group B qualifications from a baseline of 54.8% in 2015/16 to target of 78%.

Objective 3: To closely monitor the retention and achievement of the College’s LAC cohort (Looked after Children) and to ensure there is no discernible difference within this group’s performance, as compared to the College target of 86% achievement rate for 16-18 year old students on study programmes.

Objective 4: To ensure there is no discernible difference in the achievement performance of students identified as High Needs as compared to 16-18 non High Needs Students on full time Study Programmes, as measured against a college target of 86%.

Objective 5: To utilise central reporting of individual student progress against target grades and ensure there is no discernible difference between males and females progress against National Target Grade on Level three provision, with both groups achieving the College target of 85% at or above National Target Grade.

Objective 6: To remove achievement rate differentials for 24+ Apprentices so there is no discernible differences in performance between age groups, from a current baseline of 58.6% for 24+ apprentices in 2015/16, as compared with National Benchmark of 70%.

Policy documents, along with our Equality & Diversity Report can be found in our download area.

Download our Widening Participation and Access statement here.

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