We are an equal opportunities organisation. We are committed to ensuring that all our candidates and centre staff (persons) are protected from unlawful discrimination whilst attending or delivering their course and assessment.
What is Discrimination?
Direct discrimination occurs where someone is treated less favourably and put at a disadvantage on discriminatory grounds in relation to his or her attendance and assessment (due to for example sex, race, colour, age, nationality, religion, religious or philosophical belief, ethnic national origin, marital status, civil partnership, disability, educational ability, sexual orientation or gender re-assignment). Direct discrimination may even occur unintentionally.
Indirect discrimination occurs where the individual's attendance or assessment is subject to an unjustified condition which one person finds more difficult to meet although, on the face of it, the condition or requirement is neutral.
Victimisation occurs were an individual is treated less favourably than another person because s/he has taken action to assert their statutory rights or assisted another person with information in that regard.
Harassment occurs where an individual is subjected to unwanted conduct that has the purpose or effect of violating that person's dignity or creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for the individual.