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 Tuesday April 16, 2019

With Easter on its way many people are swept up in springtime traditions such egg hunts and Easter bonnets. Alongside this there is of course the ‘Easter Bunny’. With rabbits being one of the most popular pets within the UK … Continue reading

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Posted on Friday April 05, 2019

In the UK we’re lucky to have access to the NHS; however this privilege doesn’t extend across the globe. It’s estimated that at least half of the people in the world do not receive the health care services they need. … Continue reading

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Posted on Tuesday April 02, 2019

Today is World Autism Awareness Day, an annual, internationally recognised day to help raise awareness of autism and celebrate the achievements and talents of people living with the condition. Read on to find out more about autism… What is Autism? … Continue reading

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Posted on Thursday March 21, 2019

Today is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination! On this day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid pass laws. Proclaiming the day in 1966, the United Nations General Assembly called on the international community … Continue reading

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Posted on Wednesday March 20, 2019

It’s well-known that Britain are a nation of animal lovers, but could our furry friends be having a bigger impact on our happiness than we know? Studies are now suggesting that not only can owning pets increase our happiness, but … Continue reading

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Posted on Friday March 01, 2019

Self-injury affects people from all walks of life, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, career, or personal strength; and it’s much more common than many people realise. The UK has the highest self-injury rate of any country in Europe with … Continue reading

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Posted on Thursday February 14, 2019

Valentine’s Day is here, and with romance in the air there’s no better time to start thinking about your sexual health! Sexual health is an essential part of your emotional and social well being, so there’s no need to feel … Continue reading

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