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Tameside Adult and Community Education

Equal Opportunities

 

Did you know we work to an equal opportunities policy in our service?

The Council has an Equal Opportunities policy and our service works within that. This outlines the entitlement as a learner with us and what we expect from you in return and forms part of our commitment to equal opportunities. We also have a disability statement that outlines the help you can receive and how you access it if you have a disability.
 

What does our commitment to equal opportunities mean in practice?

All our staff have had training in equal opportunities. This means that all members of staff should ensure that our learners have an equal opportunity to access learning and:

  • Ensure everyone’s experience is not affected in a negative way e.g. issues to in relation to age, gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, family origin, family circumstances or any other factor.
  • That all of our buildings will be accessible and all our documentation can be made available in a variety of formats such as in Braille or community languages, it will be on paper and online, and our publicity materials will reflect the diversity of our learners.
  • We will try to support any needs that you might have such as access to childcare, personal care support or additional equipment.
  • We work with partners to put courses on at times and in locations which will attract as many new learners as possible.
  • We will provide Information, Advice and Guidance on your progress throughout your course.
  • We will offer opportunities to move on to other learning.
  • We will listen to what you say about our facilities and our courses through learner satisfaction surveys and course evaluations.
  • We will investigate any report or complaint of bullying and harassment.
 

If you feel you are being harassed or discriminated against in any way, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can do something about it. Contact any member of staff and they will help you make a complaint.
 

Disability Statement

All our centres and community venues are accessible if you have mobility problems. If you are studying with us we can provide additional support (that is assessed before you come to us) to help you with your studies. Additional support can include:

  • Help with course or transport costs.
  • In class support while you are studying.
  • Special arrangements during examinations or assessments.
  • Access to specialist equipment.
  • A full copy of our disability statement can be obtained from any of our centres.


Additional Equipment Available To Students 

  • 19” Monitors
  • Computer software to support learners with visual impairments and literacy difficulties
  • Basic magnification on all computers
  • Foot rests
  • Stereo headphones
  • Magnifiers –(Readers)
  • Rise and fall desks

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