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Equality and Diversity Level 2

Online FREE course to learn how to successfully operate in a culturally diverse environment



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Fully funded by the Skills Funding Agency

Study method
Online, self-paced
9 weeks
Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity (RQF)
Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity (RQF)
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price

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The topical content of this highly regarded FREE online Equality and Diversity qualification is applicable to every workplace and community, covering ways to help you counteract stereotyping, discrimination and prejudice.

  • Learn more about cultural diversity and disability rights.
  • Strengthen relationships with different cultures at work and within your community.
  • Learn key management skills, including tackling discrimination in the workplace.
  • Gain a qualification valued by UK employers to give your CV the edge in your job search!

Successful completion of this course leads to a nationally-accredited Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity. This is a Government funded nationally-accredited qualification – which means that if you are eligible you can study for free!

Benefits of studying with vision2learn

  • It’s FREE for eligible learners.
  • Study 100% online at your own pace, whenever and wherever you like.
  • Gain a vocational qualification valued by UK employers.
  • One-to-one support from a dedicated tutor throughout your course.
  • Free additional online and telephone customer support.

All courses are subject to availability, so apply today to secure your place.


Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity (RQF)

Awarded by Innovate Awarding
Regulated by Ofqual

Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity (RQF)

Awarded by NCFE CACHE
Regulated by Ofqual

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Unit 1: Equality and diversity in society

Learning topics:

  • What is meant by ‘equality’ and ‘diversity’
  • The effects of stereotyping, labelling, prejudice and discrimination
  • Different characteristics that make people who they are.

Unit 2: Equality and diversity in the community

Learning topics:

  • The extent and value of diversity in a community
  • Potential inequality that occurs in communities
  • Support services and groups for equality and diversity.

Unit 3: Equality and diversity in the workplace

Learning topics:

  • The meaning of equality and diversity in the workplace
  • Monitoring equality and diversity in the workplace

Protecting people’s rights in the workplace.

Who is this course for?

People looking for a qualification to help them find a new job or enhance their performance in their current role, learn new skills to fulfil a personal learning goal, or experience the benefits of online learning.


To be eligible for a free place you must be:

  • 19 or over at the start of the current academic year 31st August
  • Resident of England only and does not cover Northern Ireland or Wales
  • UK or EU resident of three years or longer or outside of the EU be able to provide Visa Evidence
  • Your employment status or prior level of qualification may affect your eligibility to study with some colleges.
  • You are able to complete the course regardless if you are working or receiving benefits. If you receive benefits, you will be asked to provide evidence in the form a current award letter.

Career path

This qualification can help understand the working environment better by looking at how we behave at work and how our behaviour may affect those around us. Where employees feel they are treated fairly and with respect, this reflects in their work - with better working environments leading to better overall performance and productivity.


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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.