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Equality and Diversity Policy

Equality and Diversity Policy

Reviewed – December 2023

Next Review – December 2025

T2 Fitness is committed to encouraging equality and diversity, and reducing discrimination, and accepts the spirit and intention of the various legislation, regulations and codes of practice which separately and collectively outlaw certain kinds of discrimination in selection, recruitment, induction, programme delivery and assessment.

We aim to ensure that learners are truly representative of all sections of society and that every learner feels respected and able to give their best. Any issues or concerns should be raised to info@t2fitness.co.uk.

T2 Fitness undertakes to ensure equality of treatment for all and aims to:

a. ensure no learner is discriminated against or receives less favourable treatment because of a protected characteristic

b. ensure awareness is raised around issues of diversity, and

c. acknowledge any issues of discrimination, harassment or victimisation that are brought to the attention of management ensuring they are investigated and rectified promptly and sensitively using an appropriate procedure

 

 1. Definitions

For the purposes of this policy T2 Fitness has adopted the following definitions:

a. Diversity means recognising, valuing and taking account of people’s different backgrounds, knowledge, skills and experiences, and encouraging and using those differences to make the way we work and learn more creative, efficient and innovative

b. Direct discrimination is treating a person less favourably than others due to a protected characteristic

c. Indirect discrimination is the applying of a requirement or condition, which, although applied equally to everyone, is such that a considerably smaller proportion of a particular group can comply with it and it cannot be justified

d. Harassment is the violation of a learners dignity, or, the creation of an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment relating to a protected characteristic

e. Victimisation arises where someone is treated badly because they have made a complaint or helped someone else make a complaint by giving evidence

T2 Fitness will take steps to address identified inequalities or barriers that may arise and challenge discrimination in respect to the following protected characteristics:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation
  • Pregnancy
  • Marriage/Civil partnership

 

2. Roles & Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of every individual to eliminate discrimination and to ensure the practical application of this policy.

T2 Fitness

Has a responsibility to:

  • Adhere to the Equality Act (2010)
  • Not discriminate, harass or victimise a learner in relation to the withdrawal of a qualification
  • Ensure that there is an environment in which individual differences and the contributions of all learners are recognised and valued
  • Ensure that every learner can learn in an environment that promotes dignity and respect to all and to ensure that no form of intimidation, bullying or harassment will be tolerated
  • Ensure that practices and procedures are reviewed and amended to ensure fairness
  • Ensure that equality is promoted in the learning environment
  • Ensure that any breaches to this policy and procedure are dealt with appropriately
  • Provide advice and guidance to staff and learners to ensure that equality of opportunity is demonstrated
  • Check that policies and procedures are reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that they promote equality of opportunity for all
  • Consult with relevant learners and/or their representatives to ensure that there are no barriers to entry to the units and qualifications offered, other than those directly related to the integrity of units or qualifications
  • Oversee the fair and consistent application of this policy and procedure
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of this policy and determine the nature of any corrective action

Actions we take in practicality of learning

  • T2 Fitness includes a VLE (Virtual learning Environment) in many of its course offerings as a substitute for face to face learning. This is useful if a learner suffers with anxiety etc and cannot manage a classroom environment. This is one such way we are working to enhance the offering for accessibility to many more people
  • We also offer more bespoke 1-2-1 sessions where necessary to assist learners with any issues pertaining to being in larger groups, or with a more difficult challenge in learning and retaining information
  • Our groups are deliberately smaller in order to assist learning for those that may otherwise feel less inclined to be involved.
  • In addition to the greater access to the VLE, our content is accessible pre-course and post-course meaning learners have more opportunity to absorb the content at their own pace. The content is also varied in its delivery which will assist students with different learning styles.

While we appreciate that this is a forward step in our position of inclusion for diversity and equality we are aware there is further work to do, and we will be working hard to improve the accessibility for all interested parties.

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