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York College promotes equality, inclusion and widening participation for all.

To do this, we have a number of policies, reports, statements and strategies which are available by clicking on the associated links.

Policies with a specific equality and diversity focus are the E & D Policy and Additional Learning Support Policy.

Equality and Diversity Statement

York College is committed to equality of opportunity. The aim is to create an environment in which people treat each other with mutual respect, regardless of: age; disability; family responsibility; marital status; race; colour; ethnicity; nationality; religion or belief; gender identity; sexual orientation; trade union activity; unrelated criminal convictions.

York College Gender Pay Report

Follow this link to view our latest Gender Pay report.


The York College building, grounds and facilities all comply with disability regulations ensuring the whole college is accessible to everyone.

If you have any questions regarding York College accessibility, please email:

Equality Analysis

(Impact Assessments) formerly Equality Impact Assessment.

Equality Analysis is a detailed examination of a current or proposed policy*, to see whether it has or will have a different impact on individuals or groups of individuals based on the grounds of, for example, race, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

The College conducts equality analysis assessments not only because we are legally required to do so but also because we are all responsible for making the College a happy, safe and welcoming place. The process supports us in promoting equality of opportunity, positive attitudes and good relations among students, staff and all people who come into the College, and taking a proactive approach to tackle unfair discrimination and improving services.

Policies have been mapped and prioritised to determine their level of impact upon College staff, students and the local community and policies that affect core functions of the College have all been impact assessed. An ongoing training programme is in place through the equality & diversity division to support this process.

If any constraints or inequalities are identified, action will then be taken. Amendments will be made if the policy is deemed to have or potentially have an adverse effect on or is not accessible to any group of individuals. Where language in the policy must remain, a glossary of terms will be added to the policy.

* Policy or policies is used throughout to refer to policies, plans, procedures and practices.

York College Equality Objectives

View the York Colleges objectives for the next 4 years.

Modern Slavery Statement


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How York College Complies with the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011

Follow this link for information on how York College complies with the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011.

IHRA Statement

The York College IHRA statement is available here.

Transgender Policy Statement

The York College Transgender policy statement is available here.