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Equality and Diversity in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Equality and Diversity in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Second Edition

200 pages | Learning Matters
Written for students of the Certificate and Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS and DTLLS), this title is a comprehensive course book for the popular optional unit Equality and Diversity in the Lifelong Learning Sector. It is relevant for all students, whatever their awarding organization and whether they are taking the unit at Level 3 or Level 4. All chapters are linked to the QTLS standards and provide comprehensive coverage, closely following the content of the unit, while examples and activities are included to ehnache learning. This Second Edition now includes 'extension activities' specifically for Level 4 students and has been updated following the Equality Act 2010.


This title will help anyone teaching in a variety of lifelong learning settings and can also be used when providing in-service CPD training for staff.

?Ann Gravells is leading a CPD Day on 22nd June in London. The event will focus on Raising quality and improving practice in the FE and Skills sector and is a rare opportunity to learn from leading experts. There will only be a limited number of seats available, so book your place here to avoid disappointment.



The Structure of the Book and How to Use it

Qualifications and Credit Framework

Lifelong Learning and Professional Teaching Standards

Key Features of a Culture Which Advances Equality and Values Diversity
Meanings and Benefits of Equality and Diversity

The Equality Act 2010

Promoting a Positive Culture

Advancing Equality and Valuing Diversity
Applying the Principles of Equality and Diversity

Advancing Equality

Benefits of Diversity

Demonstrating Appropriate Behaviour
Demonstrating Good Practice

Apdating Learning Situations and Resources

Developing Strategies for Dealing with Discrimination

Helping and Supporting Others
Identifying Inequality

Identifying Barriers to Inclusion

Supporting Equality and Diversity

Reviewing Your Contribution
Interacting With Others

Sources of Information and External Agencies

Evaluating Your Own Practice

Relevant Legislation
Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act (2009)

Children Act (2004)

Data Protection Act (2003)

Equality Act (2010)

Freedom of Information Act (2000)

Human Rights Act (1998)

Protection From Harassment Act (1997)

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974)

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006)

Work and Families Act (2006)

Appendix 1 Equality and Diversity Unit Level 3
Appendix 2 Equality and Diversity Unit Level 4
Appendix 3 Abbreviations and Acronyms
Appendix 4 Glossary of Terms
Appendix 5 Checklist for Advancing Equality and Diversity

Gravells and Simpson go into great detail of how to incorporate innovative practices into everyday learning.  As a higher education administrator, the activities and examples integrated throughout the text provided for great areas of reflection and analytical problem solving.

Meghan Ward
University of South Florida-St. Petersburg

This book is an excellent introductory text for those engaged in the lifelong learning sector. It takes the reader on a journey of understanding the relevance and appropriateness of equality and diversity both for the practitioner and the students involved.

Anne O’Grady
International Review of Education

Excellent book and insightful for my students.

Mr Rohit Sagoo
Health & Social Care (Cambridge), Anglia Ruskin University
September 16, 2019

This book is in constant use by the tutors and learners alike for research and teaching resource. Essential book to have in library of resources.

Mrs Patricia Ann Allison
NVQ Office, Wiltshire and Somerset Colleges Partnership Ltd
November 4, 2016

Gives undergraduate students a clear and unambiguous introduction to the issue of equality and diversity. Also recommended as supplemental reading to medical students undertaking a special module on disability awareness

Dr George Hogg
School of Medicine, Dundee University
September 16, 2015

An excellent book by Ann Gravells to support Equality and Diversity in all areas of teaching, learning and coaching. Easy read for both teacher and learner. This book contains essential information and guidance for research and completion of assignments. A book received warmly by the course.

Mrs Patricia Ann Allison
NVQ Office, Wiltshire and Somerset Colleges Partnership Ltd
May 19, 2015

An amazing book very beneficial for students who study CCTLS ,DTLLS and PGCE. I found that it Ann Gravells explains very well issues of equality and diversity in the lifelong learning sector and how to embed them within teaching.


Mrs Samara Farook
Training, Meridian Centre
May 7, 2015

Once again Ann Gravells has produced a current and essential textbook for those engaged in teacher training or aiming to improve their application of and promotion of equality and Diversity within their practice. Really accessible, clear legislation links and examples, excellent!

Miss Catherine Farnon
Faculty of Community Studies, Highlands College
May 2, 2015

An easy to read book on principles and concept of
equality. Informative book.

Mrs Yasmin Dar
Economic Development , Positive Echo Ltd
April 21, 2015

Very helpful, easy to understand and highly informative.

Mrs Rozeena Rahman
Children centre, Midland Rd Children Centre
March 5, 2015

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