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Advancing equality and diversity in universities and colleges


BCTG Limited

Identifying staff and learner development needs in challenging discrimination

Keywords: Construction, Disability, Enabling careers advisers, Engaging employers, Engineering, Race, Religion and belief, Retail, Sex, Sexual orientation

Region: West Midlands region

Aims

This project aimed to address a perceived lack of understanding by staff and learners in applying equality principles in working situations.

Located within the construction, engineering and retail industries, the project reviewed FE and Skills Inspection Reports (2014) to identify recurring themes and recommendations relating to the development of learners’ understanding of equality at work.

Outcomes

  • Booklets and that are being issued to our sub-contractors nationally
  • Improved workplace support for learners
  • Increased confidence in learners in knowing how to complain and/or report
  • Increased learner confidence in recognising and challenging potentially discriminatory behaviour
  • A clear picture of staff and workplace mentors’ concerns and perceived barriers in effectively promoting learners’ appreciation of equality-related issues when they are at work
  • An identification of staff and CPD needs in the area of promoting equality and diversity to learners in work situations

Resources

Promoting equality and diversity to learners

Project team

Main contact: Sue Baker: sue.baker@bctg.org.uk