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Level 2 Award in Equality and Diversity

Introduction to the Qualification

The TQUK Level 2 Award in Equality and Diversity (QCF) is regulated by Ofqual.

Qualification Purpose:

The TQUK Level 2 Award in Equality and Diversity (QCF) develops learners’ knowledge and understanding of diversity and an appreciation of its value to society; stereotyping and the underlying assumptions and generalisations; the concept of equal opportunities and how to recognise positive approaches that promote equality and diversity.

Handshake of Friendship between two races

Entry Requirements:

There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of Level one in literacy and numeracy or equivalent. The qualification is suitable for learners pre – 16 and above.


Equality and diversity are key values in society and therefore underpin many aspects of life and work. Learners can apply the knowledge and understanding in a variety of vocational areas when progressing to qualifications such as:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (QCF)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business and Administration (QCF)
  • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Business and Administration (QCF)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Team Leading Principles (QCF)
  • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Team Leading (QCF)

or apprenticeships in these and other sectors.


Learners must achieve one credit from one mandatory unit to be awarded the TQUK Level 2 Award in Equality and Diversity (QCF).

Guided Learning Hours:

The credit value of a qualification can be used to determine how long it will take a learner to achieve, as one credit corresponds to 10 hours of learning. These hours are made up of contact time with a teacher/assessor, referred to as guided learning hours (GLH), and non-contact time for study and assessment activities.


This qualification is assessed through activities, which are developed by the centre, internally marked and sampled as part of quality assurance/ internal verification procedures. Recording documents for the assessments can be found on the TQUK Management Suite. The assessment and quality assurance process will be subject to external quality assurance/verification by TQUK. The recommended assessment methods for this qualification are:-

  • Group Discussion
  • Case study
  • Written assignment
  • Question and answer sessions

All learning outcomes must be met to achieve a Pass – there is no grading

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