At NGTC, we celebrate difference and regardless of gender, ethnicity, class, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion, our belief is that further education should be available to each and every one of us. Because when all are welcome, we all benefit.
Definition of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Equality is the current term for ‘Equal Opportunities’ and is based on the legal obligation to comply with anti-discrimination legislation. Equality protects people from being discriminated against on the grounds of group membership i.e. sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief, or age.
Diversity implies a wide range of conditions and characteristics. In terms of NGTC, diversity is about respecting and valuing all individuals, enabling them to fulfil their own potential, whatever their backgrounds. Diversity encompasses visible and non-visible individual differences. It can be seen in the makeup of groups of staff or students in terms of gender, ethnic minorities, disabled people and so on. It’s also about where those people are in terms of management positions and job opportunities, the terms and conditions of the workplace, and their rates of achievement.
Diversity is about respecting individual differences, and people’s differences can be many and varied:
- National origin
- Sexual Orientation – Stonewall
- Marital Status
- Disability – Directgov
- Socio-economic differences
- Family structure
- Health Values
- And more – Equality and Human Rights Commission
Embracing equality, diversity and inclusion brings a wide range of experience, ideas and creativity to NGTC, while giving the individual employee / student a feeling of being enabled to work / study to their full potential.
Putting equality, diversity and inclusion into practice inspires NGTC to comply with anti-discrimination legislation and promotes the positive benefits of diversity. Benefits such as the ability to draw on a wider pool of talent, motivate all employees / students and meet the needs of a wider customer base.
For more information on our Diversity Calendar.