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 October 08, 2019

Domestic violence affects millions of people, both women and men, of every race, religion, culture and status. On average, the police in England and Wales alone receive over 100 calls relating to domestic abuse every hour.* Read on to learn … Continue reading

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Posted on Tuesday September 10, 2019

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

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Posted on Monday August 12, 2019

Everyone learns in different ways – methods that work for some, may not work for others. This is why making education as inclusive as possible is so important. The continuous development of apprenticeship programmes has provided students who struggle with … Continue reading

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Posted on Friday July 26, 2019

Worldwide, 325 million people are currently living with Hepatitis. What’s even more shocking is that 290 million of those affected are unaware they have it. There are seven types of hepatitis, some of which aren’t life threatening and some of … Continue reading

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Posted on Thursday June 20, 2019

The Yemen humanitarian crisis continues to worsen as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have estimated that 24 million people (nearly 80% of their population) are in need of humanitarian assistance. A combination of conflicts in the country, … Continue reading

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Posted on Monday June 17, 2019

It’s Loneliness Awareness Week! When it comes to our health, other people matter. Research indicates prolonged loneliness and isolation can increase the risk of premature death by around 30%.* Contrary to popular belief, it is not just older people who … Continue reading

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Posted on Monday May 06, 2019

This year’s Deaf Awareness Week is here! There are around 11 million people with hearing loss in the UK, with an estimated 900,000 people with severe or profound hearing loss.* This week is the perfect opportunity to raise awareness of … Continue reading

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