of Technology and Management is committed to conform to
the requirements of the:
• Equal Pay Act (1970)
• Sex Discrimination Act (1975)
• Race Relations Act (1978)
• Disability Discrimination Act (2005)
• Equality Act (2010)
The college whole-heartedly supports the principle of equal
opportunities in staff, students and trainee recruitment,
advice, guidance and employment. It opposes all forms of
unlawful and unfair discrimination on the grounds of colour,
race, age, ethnic, or national origin, gender, sexuality,
marital status, political or religious affiliation and disability.
We believe that it is in our organisation’s and our
students` best interests, as well as all of those who work
with us, to ensure that all human resources, talents, skills
and abilities which are available throughout the community
are fully considered when recruiting staff students and
trainees and when employment opportunities arise.
To this end, we are committed, wherever practicable and
within the framework of the law, to be an equal opportunity
employer, and will ensure that no employee’s job applications
receive less favourable treatment than another’s on
the grounds of gender, marital status, disability, religion,
race, sexual orientation, age or background.
Every possible step will be taken to ensure that individuals
are treated equally and fairly and that decisions on recruitment,
selection, training, promotion and career management of
staff, students and trainees, are based solely on objective,
Action to implement the policy
In order to put this policy of equal opportunities into
practice in the day-to-day operation of the college, we
• Maintain an action plan containing explicit, measurable
and achievable objectives.
• Provide training and guidance for our recruitment
consultants and those involved in management and personnel
• Examine and keep under review procedures for recruitment,
selection, promotion and training.
• Develop mechanisms for resolving grievances about
alleged unfair discrimination or harassment.
• Identify any scope for using lawful positive action
for training and encouragement, and, where possible, implement
the necessary arrangements.
• Review and, if necessary, revise the policy on a
Senior managers fully support this policy statement. All
employees, agents and students are responsible for playing
their part in achieving its objectives.
Particular assessment requirements
The college recognises that it must provide open access
to BTEC qualifications for students who may be eligible
for particular assessment adjustment by reason of disability,
illness, injury or indisposition.
In the case of students with disabilities or difficulties,
steps will be taken to undertake reasonable adjustment to
assessment instruments, so that the student may access the
assessment. In addition, special consideration will be given
to students who, during an assessment, are disadvantaged
due to illness, injury or adverse circumstances beyond their
The college will take appropriate steps in such cases in
line with the current recommendations of Pearson policy.