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Equality and Diversity in the Lifelong Learning Sector - Book Cover

Equality and Diversity in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Second Edition
By: Ann Gravells, Susan Simpson
Equality and Diversity in the Lifelong Learning Sector - Book Cover
Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9780857256973
  • Published By: Learning Matters
  • Series: Further Education and Skills
  • Year: 2013
  • Page Count: 200
  • Publication date: May 30, 2012

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For Instructors

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This is a valuable guide for new/existing teachers or those taking the unit as part of a qualification. Examples, activities and checklists within the book help you to link theory to practice. The book could also be used when providing in-service professional development to staff.
It is a comprehensive text, covering:
*the Equality Act 2010; advancing equality and valuing diversity;
*demonstrating appropriate behaviour;
*helping and supporting others;
*reviewing your own contribution to equality and diversity;
*relevant legislation.
Please note: the qualification unit content contained in the appendices has since changed, and some legislation mentioned in the book has been updated.


Ann Gravells

Ann has been teaching, assessing and quality assuring in the further education and skills sector since 1983. She is a director of her own company Ann Gravells Ltd, an educational consultancy based in East Yorkshire. She specialises in teaching, training, assessment and quality assurance.

Ann holds a Masters in Educational Management, a PGCE, a Degree in Education, and a Medal of Excellence for teaching. She is a Fellow of the Society for Education and Training, and holds QTLS status.

Ann has been writing textbooks since 2006 which are mainly based on her own experiences as a teacher and the subsequent education of trainee teachers. She aims to write in plain English to help anyone with their role. She creates resources for teachers and learners such as PowerPoints and handouts for the assessment, quality assurance, and teacher training qualifications.

Ann has worked for several awarding organisations producing qualification guidance, policies and procedures, and carrying out the external quality assurance of teaching, assessment and quality assurance qualifications.

She is a consultant to The University of Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education, Ofqual, and the awarding organisation Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).

Ann Gravells’ textbooks

The teaching, assessment and quality assurance qualification titles change over time. Ann has written books in the past which reflect these titles and has updated them when they have changed. However, the content of the qualifications and the job roles which teachers, assessors and quality assurers carry out remain very much the same.

Ann has now written three generic books aimed at covering all the teaching, assessment and quality assurance qualifications as well as the relevant job roles. It doesn’t matter what the qualification title might be called now or in the future or which awarding organisation offers it, these three books should meet the required content of them all.

  • Principles and Practices of Assessment (2015)
  • Principles and Practices of Quality Assurance (2016)
  • Principles and Practices of Teaching and Training (2017)

Ann’s first book Delivering Adult Learning was written in 2006 and was aimed at anyone taking the qualification of the same title. This book is no longer in print, but forged the beginning of her writing career and her aim of helping trainee teachers with their role.

Ann is the author of the following text books, many of which are now in new editions (listed here in alphabetical order).

  • Achieving your Assessment and Quality Assurance Units (TAQA) (2014)
  • Delivering Employability Skills in the Lifelong Learning Sector (2010)
  • Passing Assessments for the Award in Education and Training (2013)
  • Passing PTLLS Assessments (2012)
  • Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (2012)
  • The Award in Education and Training (2014)
  • What is Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector? (2012)

She is co-author of:

  • Equality and Diversity in the Lifelong Learning Sector (2012)
  • Passing CTLLS Assessments (2010)
  • Planning and Enabling Learning in the Lifelong Learning Sector (2010)
  • The Best Vocational Trainer’s Guide (2015)
  • The Certificate in Education and Training (2014)
  • Passing Assessments for the Certificate in Education and Training (2014)

She has edited:

  • Study Skills for PTLLS (2012)
  • Achieving QTLS Status (2018)

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Susan Simpson

Susan Simpson is a lecturer in teacher training at North East Lincolnshire Council Adult Community Learning Service in Grimsby. She has 25 years’ experience of teaching in compulsory and post-16 education. Susan is a curriculum manager for education and training, ICT and Business Administration and Law. She developed, managed and taught adult education programmes in Botswana for 10 years. Susan has also presented at regional level for teacher training and nationally for ICT Skills for Life.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents


The Structure of the Book and How to Use it

Qualifications and Credit Framework

Lifelong Learning and Professional Teaching Standards

Key Features of a Culture Which Advances Equality and Values Diversity

Meanings and Benefits of Equality and Diversity

The Equality Act 2010

Promoting a Positive Culture

Advancing Equality and Valuing Diversity

Applying the Principles of Equality and Diversity

Advancing Equality

Benefits of Diversity

Demonstrating Appropriate Behaviour

Demonstrating Good Practice

Apdating Learning Situations and Resources

Developing Strategies for Dealing with Discrimination

Helping and Supporting Others

Identifying Inequality

Identifying Barriers to Inclusion

Supporting Equality and Diversity

Reviewing Your Contribution

Interacting With Others

Sources of Information and External Agencies

Evaluating Your Own Practice

Relevant Legislation

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act (2009)

Children Act (2004)

Data Protection Act (2003)

Equality Act (2010)

Freedom of Information Act (2000)

Human Rights Act (1998)

Protection From Harassment Act (1997)

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974)

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006)

Work and Families Act (2006)

Appendix 1 Equality and Diversity Unit Level 3

Appendix 2 Equality and Diversity Unit Level 4

Appendix 3 Abbreviations and Acronyms

Appendix 4 Glossary of Terms

Appendix 5 Checklist for Advancing Equality and Diversity




Price: $44
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