Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
College Equality Outcomes

Edinburgh College is committed to equality of opportunity and to a culture that respects difference. We are committed to providing an inclusive ethos and environment, where everyone feels welcome, supported and respected.

We believe that, as an employer and public body, we can play a leading part in the promotion of equality and diversity more widely. We recognise that equality of access to education is crucial in unlocking many significant opportunities in life.
We aim to help remove barriers and advance equality for groups who experience disadvantage in our society.  

In April 2017, we published an Equality Report. This report covers:

  • A new set of Equality Outcomes 2017-21 set out where we want to be in terms of eliminating discrimination, advancing equality of opportunity, and fostering good relations between people of different groups.
  • Information on the progress we have made in achieving our previous Equality Outcomes.
  • Information on the progress we have made in “mainstreaming” our equality duties into all functions. Mainstreaming means integrating equality into the day-to-day working of the College.
  • Gender pay gap information.
Our updated Equality Report 2019 reports on the progress we have made since 2017 in meeting our Equality Outcomes and mainstreaming equalities across the college.

In compliance with our duties under the Equality Act 2010, we have also published the following:

For further information, or if you require any of our documents in an alternative format, please email

Gender Action Plan

The following document sets out the ambitions of the College in tackling gender under-representation, in alignment with the Scottish Funding Council’s Gender Action Plan.  

Access and Inclusion Strategy 2018-22

The following document sets out the College’s Access and Inclusion Strategy 2018-22 and outlines our commitment to ensuring all learners have equal opportunities while studying with us.​

British Sign Language Action Plan

Videos regarding the BSL Action Plan have been created in collaboration with Deaf Action.

External Equalities Organisations and Resources
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