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 Thursday July 01, 2021

At The College of Animal Welfare, we are fortunate to have an active and inspiring focus group called ‘Be the Change – Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity’ which is made up of staff and students who are inspiring to strengthen our … Continue reading

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Posted on Monday July 06, 2020

If you’re pregnant or planning to start a family soon, you may well be wondering how your pregnancy will affect your life in practice. From telling your employer and understanding your legal rights, to planning for maternity leave and keeping … Continue reading

The post Pregnancy in Veterinary Practice: Information, Advice & Guidance appeared first on CAW Blog.

Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2020

We’re delighted to say that one of our staff members, Vicki Nielsen, has joined the British Veterinary LGBT+ committee as one of their Veterinary Nursing Representatives! The British Veterinary LGBT+ Society is made up of people from all over the … Continue reading

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Posted on Friday June 19, 2020

Looking after one another has never been more crucial. You may be feeling the pressures of working or studying whilst trying to maintain a positive balance at home. There may be anxieties over the pandemic as restrictions ease and concerns … Continue reading

The post Standing together during difficult times appeared first on CAW Blog.

Posted on Wednesday April 15, 2020

Cheryl Humphreys works at The College of Animal Welfare, teaching on the Level 2 and 3 Dog Grooming courses. In light of April being National Disability Month, Cheryl wanted to share her experience with deafness in order to raise awareness. … Continue reading

The post Interview with Cheryl Humphreys, Dog Grooming Tutor – Disability Awareness appeared first on CAW Blog.

Posted on Monday February 17, 2020

In the UK and Ireland alone, over 6,000 people died by suicide in 2018.* If you’re feeling like you want to die, it’s important to reach out for help in any way you feel comfortable doing so. It’s crucial to … Continue reading

The post Suicide Awareness and Prevention: Supporting Yourself and Others appeared first on CAW Blog.

Posted on Thursday February 06, 2020

Today is Time to Talk Day. Talking has the power to change lives… Mental health problems affect one in four of us, yet too many people are made to feel isolated, ashamed and worthless because of this. But the good … Continue reading

The post 9 Ways to Start a Conversation about Mental Health appeared first on CAW Blog.

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