Equality – North West Regional College


Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998

We are committed to fulfilling our responsibilities under Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

Section 75 requires us, in carrying out our functions, powers and duties to have due regard to the need to promote equality of opportunity between:

  • persons of different religious belief, political opinion, racial group, age, marital status or sexual orientation;
  • men and women generally;
  • persons with a disability and persons without;
  • persons with dependants and persons without.

In addition, without prejudice to the obligations above, in carrying out our functions in relation to Northern Ireland we are required to have regard to the desirability of promoting good relations between persons of different religious belief, political opinion or racial group.

Equality considerations are central to our policy processes.  The main aim of Section 75 is to make sure that Equality is at the core of everything we do.

We are also fully subscribed to AccessAble

For more information on equality in Northern Ireland you can visit the Equality Commission

Contact us

The main contact for equality issues, in the first instance, is the Administration and Training Support Manager who can be contacted at the details provided below.  You will be responded to as soon as possible.

Ms Michelle Breslin

Administration and Training Support Manager
North West Regional College
78 – 80 Strand Road
BT48 7AL

Tel: 028 7127 6004        
Email: michelle.breslin@nwrc.ac.uk or equality@nwrc.ac.uk       
Textphone:  028 7127 6167

The College will adhere to best practice and promote Equality in line with the College’s Equality Scheme which can be accessed by following the link below.

Equality Scheme – English

Equality Scheme – Guide for Managers

Equality Scheme – Guide for Staff

Equality complaints brochure


No documents for consultation at present


Previous Screening Forms/Reports

Screening Report


Sectoral Screening Forms and Reports
Quarterly Screening Reports

QR – July 2020 to September 2020

QR – April 2019 to June 2019

QR- January 2020- March 2020

QR – October 2019 to December 2019

QR – April 2019 to June 2019

QR- January 2019- March 2019

QR – October 2018 to December 2018


Disability Action Plan

Under Section 49A of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA 1995) (as amended by Article 5 of the Disability Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 2006), the North West Regional College as a public authority will, when carrying out its functions, have due regard to the need to:

  • Promote positive attitudes towards disabled people; and will
  • Encourage participation by disabled people in public life (‘the disability duties’).

Under Section 49B of the DDA 1995 (as amended by Article 5 of the Disability Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 2006), the North West Regional College is also required to submit to the Equality Commission a Disability Action Plan showing how it proposes to fulfil these duties in relation to its functions. This action plan will also encompass College efforts in relation to the Special Educational Needs and Disability (NI) Order 2005 (SENDO).

Our Approach

Disability Action Plan 2019-2024

Disability discrimination – browse more information at the Equality Commission NI

Information and Guidance

Miscommunication – Tips if you have a hearing loss and Miscommunication – Tips when speaking to someone with a hearing loss

Using NGT with a textphone

How do I call a deaf or speech-impaired person using NGT?

Access to Work

Deaf Awareness Resource Pack

BSL Fingerspelling Alphabet right-handed and left-handed

Mental Health 


Equality Policies and Guidances

Good Relations Policy Review

A Guide to Equality

Breastfeeding Policy

AdoptionLeave – Teaching

Cultural Diversity Code of Practice (English)

Equal Opportunities Policy

Adoption Leave – Non Teaching

Flexible Working Policy

Sportswear Policy

Maternity Leave – Teaching

Harassment Policy

Stress Policy

Race Equality Policy

Mental Health Policy (under review)

Maternity Leave (Non-Teaching)

Paternity Leave (Teaching)

Paternity Leave (Non-Teaching)

Employee Domestic Abuse Policy (under review)

Transgender Equality Statement


Equality Policies and Guidances

Progress Report 2019-2020

Progress Report 2018:2019

Progress Report 2016:2017

Progress Report 2017-2018


Student Equality Data

Student Equality Data 2018-2019

Student Equality Data 2017-2018

Student Equality Data 2016-2017

Louise Nash, from the College’s Administration Department, is the RNIB College contact person for students with a disability, or organisations dealing with people with disabilities in relation to administration / admission queries.


She can be contacted by telephone on 02871 276087 or by email