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 Friday June 01, 2018

It has long been known that pets are great company and have been ‘man’s best friend’ for centuries. However, it is now being more commonly suggested that pets can help people of all ages with health problems. For example, recently … Continue reading

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Posted on Tuesday May 15, 2018

Working in the veterinary industry is extremely rewarding but the levels of responsibility and pressure can also make it very challenging. It is a well-known fact that levels of stress in the veterinary profession are often high so this mental … Continue reading

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Posted on Tuesday May 01, 2018

According to the NHS, one in four of us will suffer from mental health problems at some point in our lives. With 7.8% of people in the UK meeting the criteria for diagnosis of mixed anxiety and depression; this makes … Continue reading

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Posted on Wednesday April 11, 2018

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

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Posted on Friday February 23, 2018

February is LGBT history month, and this year’s theme is ‘Geography-mapping the world’ and is all about OUTing the past! The badge for this year, designed by Cristian-Emanuel Buda, features two compasses facing each other; which he says demonstrates LGBT … Continue reading

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Posted on Friday December 01, 2017

Today is World Aids Day! World Aids Day is a national awareness day dedicated to highlighting the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection, and mourning those who have died of the disease. This year has seen the … Continue reading

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Posted on Saturday November 11, 2017

“This monument is dedicated to all the animals that served and died alongside British and Allied forces in wars and campaigns throughout time.” Animals in War Memorial, London The British, Commonwealth and Allied forces enlisted many millions of animals to … Continue reading

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