Key Facts

Entry Level 3
Subject Sector:
14.1 Foundations for Learning and Life
Qualification No:
10 hours
Total qualification time:
20 hours
Age Range:
Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

Whilst some of our qualifications are regulated for pre 16 learners our minimum age is 14.

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type


Assessment Methods

  • E-assessment
  • Multiple Choice Examination

  • Why choose this qualification?

    The qualification is intended to give learners an understanding of equality and diversity and their value to society, and to enable them to recognise how they, as individuals, can positively support equality and diversity.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must achieve the single mandatory unit.


    Mandatory Group

    Learners must achieve the single mandatory unit.

    Equality and Diversity

    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    Unit No:
    Click here to view full unit details

    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    The qualification is intended to give learners an understanding of equality and diversity and their value to society. It will also help them recognise how and when equality and diversity can be promoted.

    The qualification is assessed via an online assessment.

    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    Learners will acquire an introductory understanding of equality, diversity, inclusion, stereotyping and discrimination and the fundamentals of UK law in relation to these. They will also learn about promoting equality and diversity.

    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    Gateway Qualifications offers similar personal and social development qualifications, but the assessment approach for this one is different. Assessment is available on-demand via an online multiple-choice test which is externally set and marked.

    Progression & entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements.

    Funding information

    There are now two main sources for funding information, a straightforward ESFA Qualification Search and the more detailed Find a Learning Aim website.

    The new Find a learning aim (FALA) service provides a search tool that you can use to check the funding status of any qualification, framework, unit, standard or T Level:

    View this qualification on the ESFA’s Find a learning aim website

    The Education and Skills Funding Agency search provides funding information on qualifications. It does not provide funding information for units, non-regulated activity and work placements, for this information please use Find a learning aim (FALA).

    View this qualification on the ESFA Qualification Funding Search

    How to find a learning aim

    If you’re not sure how to use the new find a learning aim website, we’ve created a handy walkthrough to help you:

    How to Use: Find a learning Aim

    We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.

    The following support materials will help you to deliver this qualification.

    Equality and Diversity Sample Assessments