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 April 24, 2017

Research has shown that having good, strong relationships with our family and friends is important for our mental wellbeing. These connections can provide us with emotional support, and allow us to feel happy and secure. Busy schedules and modern living … Continue reading

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Posted on Monday April 17, 2017

When people are looking to enjoy life they often turn to music. Whether it’s a Beatle’s ballad, Mozart’s Requiem or Ed Sheeran’s latest, music plays as a background to our greatest life changing moments. However, it may be wrong to … Continue reading

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Posted on Monday April 10, 2017

We often hear people saying they ‘need a caffeine boost’ or they ‘have had too much caffeine for one day’ and it can regularly be received with negative connotations. However, more and more research is coming forward to suggest caffeine … Continue reading

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Posted on Monday April 03, 2017

Regular health checks are important to identify any underlying problems before they escalate out of control. Finding problems early can drastically improve your chances of treatment and recovery, and help prevent more serious illnesses, such as diabetes, from developing. If … Continue reading

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Posted on Sunday April 02, 2017

Kimberley O’Neill is a former student at The College of Animal Welfare, having achieved the Level 2 Diploma for Veterinary Care Assistants in 2015. To mark World Autism Awareness Day, Kim has kindly agreed to share her story of her experiences … Continue reading

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Posted on Monday March 27, 2017

Did you know that in primary schools in the UK, 8 or 9 children in every class will have tooth decay? That equates to approximately 3.3 million children between the ages of 0-14 years old. What can we do to … Continue reading

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Posted on Tuesday March 21, 2017

Down’s Syndrome is a genetic condition that typically causes some level of learning disability and characteristic physical features; around 775 babies are born with the condition each year in England and Wales, and approximately 6,000 in the US; making Down’s … Continue reading

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