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Level 2 Equality and Diversity Certificate

Part Time

Course Overview

The police in England and Wales recorded 105,090 hate crimes in the year ending March 2020. These crimes usually involve violence and are committed against someone because of their disability, race, sexual orientation, religion or another protected characteristic. However, attitudes can be changed through the promotion of equality and diversity. 

Holding an equality and diversity qualification is a great addition to any CV. This qualification promotes social awareness and good practice of equality and diversity within a community, at work, at home and in society. Whether you want to strengthen your knowledge or become more socially aware in the workplace, this course is perfect for you.

Course Content

Unit 1: Equality and Diversity in Society

In this unit, you will learn what the term ‘equality’ means and explore the damaging effects of stereotyping and labelling.

Unit 2: Equality and Diversity in the Community

This unit will help you identify the extent of diversity within a community and understand the benefits of promoting a culture of equality and diversity.

Unit 3: Equality and Diversity in the Workplace

In this unit, you will learn how employees can promote and maintain equality and diversity and the benefits of having a dynamic, diverse workforce.

Entry Requirement

In order to complete this distance learning course at no charge you will need to match the following entry criteria:
  • Are a resident of the EEU (European Economic Area) and have been for at least 3 years
  • Will be undertaking your learning within England
  • Are aged 19 or above
  • If you are 19-23 years old you must have already achieved a level 2 qualification or equivalent
  • If you are 24+ there are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will find it helpful to have a good standard of English and maths


Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study.  

We recommended allowing a minimum of 3 hours per week to study this course in your own time.

This course is available:

  • Paper-based learning materials with online assessments
  • Online learning materials with online assessments
  • Fully paper-based

Where does this course lead to

How to Enrol

To find out more information please email distance.learning@bcot.ac.uk quoting the course reference, or to enrol now click the button below.


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Course Outline

Course Code: MDFL102
Study Mode: Part Time
Duration: 25 Weeks
Start Date: Anytime
Day & Time: Distance Learning
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