Equality & Diversity

The Training Trust is committed to achieving equality of opportunity for all staff and learners and will strive to provide an environment that is free from discrimination, harassment and victimisation. All employees, learners and associated clients will be treated with respect and dignity, and the needs of minority and disadvantaged groups will be responded to with sensitivity, empathy and support.

Set targets are monitored and recorded, inequalities in practice and procedure are addressed and eliminated so all who are associated with us are treated fairly and every learner is given the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

The Training Trust will fulfil its statutory duties in regards to all current and developing regulations. In accordance with the Equality Act 2010, it will also endeavour to actively promote the development of a society in which:

  • People’s ability to achieve their potential is not limited by prejudice or discrimination
  • There is respect for and protection of each individual’s human rights
  • There is respect for the dignity and worth of each individual
  • Each individual has an equal opportunity to participate in society, and
  • There is mutual respect between groups based on an understanding and valuing of diversity and on shared respect for human rights

It is the Training Trust’s Policy to provide equality for all, irrespective of:

  • Age
  • Gender, gender reassignment, transgender, sexual orientation, marital or family status including pregnancy
  • Disability or learning difficulty
  • Ethnic origin, perceived ‘race’, skin colour, nationality or national origin
  • Religion or belief, philosophical belief or non-belief
  • Working hours including part time workers
  • Membership/non-membership of trade unions
  • Family arrangements and civil partnerships
  • Any other cause leading to unfair discrimination

You can view our full policy here

British Values

The Training Trust promotes British values which are:

  • Democracy “By the people, for the people” is a good basic idea of what democracy is all about! Democracy is when the people of a nation decide who rules them. In Britain, we take great pride in our democracy, which has played a huge part in our colourful history. In some parts of the world, countries are run under a dictatorship regime, which means the country is run by one individual or one political group and the citizens have no choice in who governs them.Everyone in the UK aged 18 or over has the right to vote in local and general elections. (aged 16 and over in Scotland for Scottish Parliament or local council elections). A General Election is held every 5 years when everyone mentioned above can vote to decide who they want to represent them in parliament.
  • Individual Liberty means each of us having the freedom to make our own choices and do what we want – within reason. As long as we respect the other three British values and the rights of others, then we are free to pursue our ambitions and hold our own opinions and views.In many parts of the world, individual liberty is not valued and people can be persecuted for expressing their own opinions.
  • Rule of Law is defined as: The principle that all people and institutions are subject to and accountable to law that is fairly applied and enforced; the principle of government by law.In Britain, laws apply to everyone and sanctions are imposed on those who break them. Crime is investigated by the police and sanctions can include fines or imprisonment. Most people accept laws, particularly those designed to keep us safe
  • Mutual Respect  /   Tolerance of those with different faiths and belief  is understanding that we all don’t share the same beliefs and values. Respecting the values, ideas and beliefs of others whilst not imposing our own on others.
  • ETF Documentary: British Values