Business and Management

Equality and Diversity Level 2

In Brief

Start Date /

This course has various start times throughout the year and is mainly studied distance learning

Entry requirements

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, an interest in equality and diversity is desirable.

You will achieve

Equality and Diversity CACHE Level 2 Award Part-time

Course overview

This qualification is suitable for individuals who want to develop an awareness of issues surrounding equality and diversity for their personal development. It has been developed to address new legislation in this area which reinforces the importance of equality and diversity within different contexts. It ensures all students gain an understanding of the different issues affecting equality and diversity in today’s society, community and the workplace.

Course content

This qualification will enable you to:

  • Introduce the concepts of equality and diversity in a variety of environments including society, the community and the workplace
  • Highlight how stereotyping and labelling affect individuals
  • Outline the effects of prejudice and discrimination
  • Examine rights and responsibilities
  • Stress the importance of taking individual responsibility and action to help and support others
  • Provide a basis for further study and/or career development

This qualification will:

  • Raise your awareness of the issues surrounding equality and diversity
  • Apply this awareness through your actions in society, community and the workplace

Course specifications can be view via the link below;



You will create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates your understanding of each unit. Your portfolio may include observations, completing written assignments or reports, witness testimonies or professional discussions.

All equipment will be provided.

Church Street Campus
Church Street
S70 2AN

On successful completion of the programme, you may wish to progress onto a Level 2 Business Administration or Customer Service Apprenticeship.

How much does the course cost?

The course costs £300. You may eligible for funding to cover the cost of this qualification.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Equality and Diversity Level 2

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