Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity

With Total People
8 – 12 weeks (approximately 200 guided learning hours).


In 2015/16, there were 62,518 offences recorded by the police in England and Wales in which hate crimes were a motivating factor. Promoting equality and diversity in the workplace and the wider community is crucial to a great working and social environment.

This Level 2 qualification promotes social awareness and good practice of equality and diversity within a community, at work, at home and in society in general.

Learners on this course will be able to develop a keen understanding of what equality and diversity means, the principles of equal opportunities, and legal aspects related to equality, diversity and human rights.

Course details

This course consists of three manageable units:

  • Unit 1: Equality and diversity in society
  • Unit 2: Equality and diversity in the community
  • Unit 3: Equality and diversity in the workplace

Course format

This is an online course studied via distance learning. To complete this course, learners will need access to a computer and a basic level of IT knowledge.

Studying via distance learning means learners can choose when and where they study. A dedicated Learner Support Advisor provides support to learners throughout the course.

Who is suitable?

This qualification is ideal for anyone aged 19 years old or above who want to develop knowledge and understanding of equality and diversity principles and practices.

Full or partial funding for this course is dependent upon age, employment status and level of income. Learners must meet one or more eligibility criteria that includes:

  • Anyone aged 19 years or over
  • Living in Greater Manchester or in a Non-Devolved Authority region of England
  • Not already holding a Level 2 qualification
  • In employment but earning less than £17,500 annually
  • Currently unemployed
  • Recently been made redundant

Register interest

This course is supported by funding from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and the European Social Fund (ESF) as part of the Devolved Adult Education Budget project.