Equality & Diversity
We are committed to ensuring that learners and staff who join us feel valued, welcome and able to participate in as constructive a way as possible.
We will take reasonable measures where we can, to remove any barriers that may stop people joining our programmes.
We will try to reinforce the message as often as we can, that all our staff, partners and learners who use our programmes should value and embrace diversity.
All learners on all of our programmes should feel able to be listened to if they have a concern about discrimination or harassment. They should be able to do this without fear of being victimised
Staff and those who work with our partners will be made aware of the key issues that need to be understood if we are to make valuing diversity a reality. We will offer training to staff to help them to widen participation on our programmes.
We will aim to make sure that our staff and those acting on our behalf, do not unlawfully discriminate against, harass or victimise any person joining, or looking to join, one of our programmes.
We will try to treat all staff and learners fairly and equally and will try to do more than simply comply with the law.
We will collect information from those joining or looking to join our programmes, to make sure we are not discriminating. We will look regularly at this information to see what changes can be made to the way we do things in order to improve.
Please find below Rochdale Training's Equality and Diversity objectives.
1. To continue to promote apprenticeships and other learning opportunities to underrepresented groups i.e. females into Engineering and Construction, males in to Business Administration, Customer Service and Care and LLDD and BAME learners into WBL and courses for the unemployed.
2. To develop provision for unemployed learners, to help them gain sustainable work thereby meeting the needs of the local community