Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Furness College sees you, the student, at its very heart. We are therefore committed to providing you with a secure environment that gives you all the support and guidance services you will need to make your time at Furness College an enjoyable one. The College has an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy the purpose, scope and intent of which is detailed below. The full policy, together with additional supporting documents, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
The policy outlines Furness College’s :

  • Commitment to equality and diversity
  • Legal duties under the Equality Act (2010) in employment, facilities, goods and services, admission and treatment of students
  • General equality duty to eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation; to advance equality of opportunity between people from different groups; and to foster good relations between people from different groups

The commitments within this policy apply to all learners, staff, Governors, volunteers and users of the College. The policy also forms the standards the College sets for work with other organisations and visitors with regards achieving equality, for example work placements & employers, collaborative partners and not least contractors.

This policy has direct implications for all other College policies. We believe that delivering Equality and Diversity is one crucial strand of our College approach to overall quality improvement and we place it at the very heart of everything we do.


  1. Reduce the achievement gap by 5% between those learners with a declared mental health difference and those learners without a declared mental health difference
  2. Reduce by 5% the adult gender achievement gap within classroom-based provision
  3. Reduce the achievement gap to within 1% between male and female apprentices
  4. Apprentices from areas of deprivation achieve at the same rate as those from more affluent areas

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy 2021
Furness College – Single Equity Scheme
Harassment and Bullying Policy for Learners 2019
International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Statement December 2020

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