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 carry 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



Screening Report



QR – April 2019 to June 2019

QR- January 2019- March 2019

QR – October 2018 to December 2018

QR – January 2018 to March 2018

QR – April 2018 to June 2018

QR – July 2018 to September 2018

QR – October 2017 to December 2017

QR – April 2017 to June 2017

QR – January 2017 to March 2017

Q2 – July 2016 to September 2016

QR – April 2016 to June 2016

QR – January 2016 to March 2016

QR- October 2015 to December 2015

QR – July 2015 to September 2015

QR – April 2015 to June 2015

QR – October 2014 to March 2015



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).


Disability Action Plan 2019-2024

Disability discrimination – browse more information at the Equality Commission NI


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

Deaf Teens Hearing World

Using NGT with a textphone

How do I call a deaf or speech

Access to Work for website

Deaf Awareness Resource Pack

Did you know

BSL Fingerspelling Alphabet right handed and left handed


Good Relations Policy Review

A Guide to Equality

Breastfeeding Policy

AdoptionLeave – Teaching

Cultural diversity code of practice –  English Chinese and Polish

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

Maternity Leave – non teaching

Paternity Leave – Teaching

Paternity Leave – Non-Teaching

Employee Domestic Abuse Policy



Progress Report 2018:2019

Progress Report 2016:2017

Progress Report 2015:2016

Progress Report 2014:2015

Progress Report 2017-2018



Student Data – Updated

Student Equality Data 2016-2017

Student Equality Data 2017-2018

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