Equality Act 2010 and Duties

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Equality Act 2010 and Duties

The Equality Act 2010 aims to simplify, strengthen and harmonise previous legislation. To do this, it introduced the following protected characteristics:

The Act places both a Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) and specific duties on a number of public authorities, including us. More information can be found here:

Publication requirements


To meet the specific public procurement duty, in support of the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED), ED&I have been fully embedded in our procurement strategy, policy and procedure.

Gender Action Plan 2017-2021

Each College has been tasked by the Scottish Funding Council, SFC, with developing its own Gender Action Plan, GAP, to tackle those subjects with the greatest gender imbalance.
This report presents City of Glasgow College’s Gender Action Plan 2017 - 2021. Key to planning, delivering and evaluating an effective and robust framework are leadership; governance; and planning and performance.

The College’s gender action planning framework has been incorporated into the College’s Equality Outcomes 2017-2021, published in April 2017, as Equality Outcome 1.1. Progress will be presented within the Progress in Achieving Equality Outcomes Report, to be published in 2019 and 2021.  

Equalities information

As you can see from the video below, collecting and monitoring equalities information received from applicants, students and staff can benefit both individuals and us as a College. The Act also requires us to “consider relevant evidence relating to persons who share the protected characteristics”. In addition, we are required to “take steps to gather information” on the composition, recruitment, development, and retention of our staff. As a result, collecting equalities information supports our duties around:

  • Publishing equality outcomes and reporting progress.
  • Assessing and reviewing policies and practices.
  • Gathering and using employee information.

Useful links

For more details, please see the following:

Further information

Any questions? Please call our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team on 0141 375 5464 / 5402, or email us at: