The College of Animal Welfare

Equality, diversity and inclusion

The College of Animal Welfare believes that education is an entitlement for all.

We believe in offering equality of access and opportunity to all learners and employees regardless of ability, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, ethnic origin, race, gender, health, offender background or previous education.

College employees have an active responsibility in ensuring that the College works towards achieving equal opportunities.

Recruitment of all post within The College of Animal Welfare will be carried out in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Policy.

Access and participation

  • We strive hard to make our programmes accessible to all learners regardless of their background.
  • We will create an environment in which learners feel safe, comfortable, recognised and valued.
  • All learners will receive a positive welcome from the first point of contact.
  • Organisations acting as placement or training providers will be informed and expected to observe our Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • Population data and learner statistics will be used to inform planning and to identify opportunities to assist those who are under-represented or excluded, for whatever reason.
  • The College of Animal Welfare employees will liaise with specialist organisations and community groups to encourage participation from under-represented groups.

Learning programme

  • The College will reflect the needs and diversity of the community it serves.
  • Educational information and advice will be available to all learners.
  • Resource materials used to deliver the learning programmes will be free from any discriminatory images and language.
  • The integration of learners with disabilities will be encouraged, where appropriate, and individual learning support will be offered, where available. The College fully acknowledges its responsibilities in relation to the Disability Discrimination Act 2005.

Disability information

We welcome learners with disabilities who can benefit from our educational and training opportunities. We aim to offer you the support required to attend classes and complete any accreditation.

Discriminatory behaviour

  • The College will not tolerate discriminatory behaviour, whether intentional or unintentional.
  • Incidents of discriminatory behaviour are a serious matter and will be dealt with appropriately.
  • Information relating to these procedures will be displayed in our centres and referred to as the Learner Anti-Bullying and Harassment Policy.

Equality and Diversity Blog

Posted on Monday May 22, 2017

Why is meditation important? We have all heard that meditation reduces stress however it is now being recommended by doctors that it can help improve creativity, improve sleep, decrease anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and even addiction. So how do we … Continue reading

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Posted on Monday May 15, 2017

The British Veterinary LGBT+ group is taking part in this year’s Pride in London Parade on 8 July, alongside 22,000 other members of the LGBT+ community. It will be a busy year for the organisation, as members also plan to … Continue reading

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Posted on Monday May 15, 2017

Assuming the distance between your home and work is not too great, there are a multitude of reasons you should consider walking or cycling to work! Here are just a few: Improve your fitness Walking and cycling are great forms … Continue reading

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Posted on Saturday May 13, 2017

Mental health problems are incredibly common. It is estimated that 1 in 6 people in the past week have experienced a common mental health problem. Just as people are not defined by their physical injuries and disabilities, mental illness is not … Continue reading

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Posted on Friday May 12, 2017

Everybody knows what it is like to feel stressed. Stress can be a useful drive that can help us to be more productive and feel more energised*, however chronic stress that becomes overwhelming over time can, not only, make existing … Continue reading

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Posted on Thursday May 11, 2017

Self-esteem refers to the beliefs that we have about ourselves. This includes the opinions we have about our personalities, character traits, behaviours, abilities, strengths and weaknesses. People with healthy self-esteems will generally have a positive opinion of themselves. As such, … Continue reading

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Posted on Wednesday May 10, 2017

Our relationship with food can be complicated, and often changes depending on our mood in the current moment. For this reason it might be difficult to recognise when an occasional food problem, such as comfort eating or undereating in times … Continue reading

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