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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

At QAC, we have high expectations of each other with regards to QAC values, British values and in addition, 'FREDIE' values.  'FREDIE' values are what we celebrate as part of our aspirations to be the best Leader in Diversity we can be and we interweave these values throughout the QAC experience.  'FREDIE' stands for Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement.

We incorporate the following QAC values into our daily College life and behaviour: 

  • Respect 
  • Inclusion 
  • Integrity
  • Collaboration 
  • Excellence
  • Enabling 

 and, 'FREDIE'

  • Fairness
  • Respect
  • Equality
  • Diversity
  • Inclusion
  • Engagement 

At QAC we not only aspire to always uphold the underpinning principles of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) but we aim to be recognised as champions in this field and be the best Leader in Diversity we can be. The QAC charity thrives on and celebrates its rich and diverse college and community and all of us at QAC are fully committed to ensuring that our stakeholders further benefit and flourish as a result. 

Our EDI Charter (attached below) reflects the aims of our organisation and the ways in which we can all contribute to a positive environment in which to live, learn and work.  We have also included our EDI policy and EDI annual report for your information (attached below).

Leaders in Diversity Award logo

In October 2021 QAC achieved the prestigious Leaders in Diversity Award from the National Centre for Diversity. The award recognises organisations going above and beyond in their commitment to the FREDIE values of fairness, respect, equality, diversity, inclusion and engagement.

Over recent years, QAC has further improved practices and experiences which benefit all stakeholders and is fully committed to diversity, equality and inclusion. We not only aspire to always uphold the underpinning principles of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), but aims to be recognised as champions and leaders in the field.

Never complacent, QAC continues on its journey to be the best Leader in Diversity it can be. The College will continue to improve by listening to staff, students and clients, making QAC an influential and recognised voice as a Leader in Diversity both now and in the future and look forward to working with and learning from others on their journey.

Investors in Diversity logo

In July 2017 QAC successfully demonstrated its ongoing commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. The College was re-accredited for its Investors in Diversity Stage 2 Award, a nationally recognised achievement. We believe that this reaffirms our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and will further assist us to ensure that QAC is a place where students, staff and visitors can feel safe from discrimination. 

Gender Pay Gap Report (attached below) 

QAC is committed to a fair approach to pay and reward for all staff, irrespective of gender and reflective of our College Values. Gender pay reporting legislation requires organisations with 250 or more employees to publish statutory calculations every year showing how large the pay gap is between their male and female employees.

If you need one of the below attached reports and policies in an alternative format please email info@qac.ac.uk.

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