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Level 2 Award in

Equality & Diversity

Aims and objectives of these qualifications

These qualifications aim to:

  • introduce the concepts of equality and diversity in a variety of environments including society, the community and the workplace

  • highlight how stereotyping and labelling affect individuals

  • outline the effects of prejudice and discrimination

  • allow the learner to examine rights and responsibilities

  • stress the importance of taking individual responsibility and action to help and support others

  • provide a basis for further study and/or career development.


The objectives of these qualifications are to help learners to:

  • raise their awareness of the issues surrounding equality and diversity

  • apply this awareness through their actions in society, community and the workplace

These qualifications are suitable for both young and adult learners, including those in or seeking employment. They’re also ideal for those who need to develop an awareness of issues surrounding equality and diversity, for example as part of an induction programme or personal development. There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for
these qualifications. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification.