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 February 14, 2019

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Posted on Wednesday February 06, 2019

February sees the start of LGBT history month 2019, and this year’s theme is “Peace, Activism and Reconciliation”! As it is crucial to recognise and remember the struggles of others to give us the lives we have today, the theme explores … Continue reading

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Posted on Sunday January 20, 2019

World Religion Day is about celebrating religious diversity and encouraging others to better understand the discrimination and intolerance many people face due to their religion. Religious discrimination and intolerance is on the rise in the UK… Anti-Semitic incidents in the … Continue reading

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Posted on Friday January 04, 2019

Why do we celebrate World Braille Day? The inventor of braille, Louis Braille, was born on the 4 January 1809, and as such each year we acknowledge the importance of accessibility and independence for those who are blind or visually … Continue reading

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Posted on Saturday December 01, 2018

World Aids Day is a national awareness campaign dedicated to highlighting the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection, and mourning those who have died of the disease. World Aids Day is also about pushing against the ignorance … Continue reading

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Posted on Monday November 12, 2018

Healthy living isn’t just about what you eat for dinner or how often you’re in the gym. Taking time out to focus on yourself is essential to emotional and mental wellbeing. However, it isn’t always easy to fit in, especially … Continue reading

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Posted on Tuesday October 16, 2018

The UK may be the seventh richest country in the world, but rising living costs combined with stagnating wages is leaving many people struggling to afford food. Recent figures from the UK’s largest foodbank network, the Trussell Trust, show that … Continue reading

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