Equality and diversity

Bedford College is committed to the advancement and promotion of equality and diversity. We aim to provide a learning and working environment which values individuals equally.

It is our duty and obligation under the Equality Act 2010 to:

  • eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • advance equality of opportunity
  • foster good relations between different groups

The College does not disadvantage individuals by discriminating on any grounds, particularly - Disability, Age, Race, Gender (Sex), Religion and Belief, Sexual orientation, Gender reassignment, Pregnancy & Maternity and Marriage and Civil Partnership (not applicable to Education).

For current information regarding Equality and Diversity, please visit the Equality and Human Rights Commission website.

As an organisation, we are aware that discrimination exists in many forms. We encourage all our staff and students alike to ensure that their behaviour is not discriminatory and does not make any person feel uncomfortable. The College will not tolerate harassment, bullying, victimisation or discrimination, and has procedures in place to deal with, and provide support for, individuals involved in such incidents.

The College is a place where people from a range of cultures and backgrounds study and work, with a variety of beliefs, attitudes, values and abilities. We encourage everyone to share their experiences and celebrate the diversity of the College.

The College monitors the ethnicity, age, gender and disability of its staff and students to ensure that it is representative of the local community and gives everyone the opportunity to progress towards their chosen goal.

For more information, please refer to the documents below.

Equality and Diversity documents


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