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Level 2 Award in Equality and Diversity (QCF)


Introduction to the Qualification

The Level 2 Award in Equality and Diversity (QCF) is regulated by Ofqual.

Qualification Purpose

The Level 2 Award in Equality and Diversity (QCF) develops learners’ knowledge and understanding of diversity and an appreciation of its value to society; stereotyping and the underlying assumptions and generalisations; the concept of equal opportunities and how to recognise positive approaches that promote equality and diversity.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of Level one in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

The qualification is suitable for learners pre – 16 and above.


Equality and diversity are key values in society and therefore underpin many aspects of life and work. Learners can apply the knowledge and understanding in a variety of vocational areas when progressing to qualifications such as:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (QCF)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business and Administration (QCF)
  • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Business and Administration (QCF)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Team Leading Principles (QCF)
  • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Team Leading (QCF)

or apprenticeships in these and other sectors.


Learners must achieve one credit from one mandatory unit to be awarded the Level 2 Award in Equality and Diversity (QCF).

Guided Learning Hours

The credit value of a qualification can be used to determine how long it will take a learner to achieve, as one credit corresponds to 10 hours of learning. These hours are made up of contact time with a teacher/assessor, referred to as guided learning hours (GLH), and non-contact time for study and assessment activities.


This qualification is assessed through activities, which are developed by the centre, internally marked and sampled as part of quality assurance/ internal verification procedures. Recording documents for the assessments can be found on the Management Suite. The assessment and quality assurance process will be subject to external quality assurance/verification.

The recommended assessment methods for this qualification are:-

  • Group Discussion
  • Case study
  • Written assignment
  • Question and answer sessions

All learning outcomes must be met to achieve a Pass – there is no grading


Campus life


Getting involved in the college’s cultural and sporting activities gives you the opportunity to visit new places, experience something new, and relax in a more informal environment with other students studying at the college.


The Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training is extremely current and progressive and is very relevant to the curriculum. It allows student teachers great opportunities to incorporate IT into the classroom, and integrate curricular areas with new media.

Arifa - UK August 30, 2014