Diversity Information

Rights To Access

This College is committed to ensuring that people with a disability, including those with learning difficulties, are treated fairly. If you have a disability, please let us know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

We will provide, wherever possible, as wide a range of opportunities and support for students who have disabilities and/or learning difficulties and have a commitment to encourage them to join “mainstream” groups wherever appropriate. The College has the facilities and is happy to produce learning materials in a variety of formats where necessary. It can, if appropriate, provide a range of equipment to help students learn and additional support is available within the classroom or workshop environment if required.

For further details, or information on how the College can help please contact us  or telephone: (01983) 535213.

Reporting A Diversity Incident

Diversity Calendar – Holy Days And Festivals.

For information you can access The interfaith information, Holy Days and Festival Calendar provided by the BBC. This site also includes a Salah Calculator.

Mental Health And Emotional Wellbeing

The BBC’s Headroom site provides some great information and tools and also offers you the opportunity to have a quick dip into their MoodSpa to look at how you are feeling right now, as well as offering practical stories and information about living with depression www.bbc.co.uk/headroom/.

Equalities Information Report

The Equality Act 2010 requires colleges to provide Equalities Information to the general public. This is part of the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) requirement that came into force under the new act. Public sector organisations and colleges need to try and provide data that tells you about our college community, and how this fits against the local community we serve. The information is intended to try and show you how we are progressing in developing an inclusive environment. The ‘ facts’ in terms of data are to try and show what the impact of actions we have taken in the past has been in developing a college where equality of opportunity for all learners can be seen through the mix of people accessing our courses and programmes. In the past, elements of this information were available through the Disability, Gender and Race Equality schemes and reports we produced up until their being replaced by the Equality Act in April this year.

To meet this requirement we have produced an Equalities Information report  that you can access to find out more about the diverse community we serve.

We have stated in our Equalities Information, and also our Approach to Single Equality Strategy that we are currently consulting on, the actions we propose to take over the next few years to keep moving our inclusion agenda forwards. This equalities information is intended to be an update for you on their impact.

It is important to note that we plan to update this information in JULY and DECEMBER each year. The reason for this is simple. We believe that part of showing the impact our actions have had is the success rates of our learners. (Outcomes for specific groups of learners were reported in previous years in the equality schemes for Disability, Race and Gender.)

The final outcomes for all our students during the 2010- 2011 academic year are not fully finalised at the date we need to publish this first set of information. This is why we will produce an update in December each year with accurate final data on the success of our learners by protected characteristic group.

Please do contact us if you would like us to provide the information in an alternative accessible format.