Equality and inclusion in care settings

This mandatory unit for the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care covers the fundamental concepts of equality, diversity and inclusion.


It is aimed at those who work in a wide range of care settings.

There are three learning outcomes and several assessment criteria:

  1. Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion
    1. Explain what is meant by: diversity, equality, inclusion and discrimination
    2. Describe the effects of discrimination
    3. Explain how inclusive practice promotes equality and supports diversity
  2. Be able to work in an inclusive way
    1. Explain how legislation, policy and codes of practice relating to equality, diversity and discrimination apply to own work role
    2. Work with individuals in a way that respects their beliefs, culture, values and preferences
  3. Be able to promote diversity, equality and inclusion
    1. Model inclusive practice
    2. Support others to promote equality and rights
    3. Describe how to challenge discrimination in a way that promotes change
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