Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity (CREID)

Equality and diversity in the further education workforce

Following the European Employment Directives, organisations such as Further Education colleges have new duties to ensure that they do not discriminate against their staff on six grounds (gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation and religion/belief). Currently, little research has been conducted on equality issues in Scottish colleges. The Funding Councils and the Scottish Further Education Unit (SFEU) have commissioned CREID to conduct some research on equality and diversity in the Further Education workforce in Scotland. This research will break important new ground in terms of identifying how Further Education colleges are currently monitoring equality in relation to staff employment and the uses to which these data are being put.

In collaboration with Helene Witcher at the SFEU.


Scottish Further Education Unit (SFEU)

Start date 1 July 2005
End date 31 May 2007

Project team

Sheila Riddell, Elisabet Weedon, Judith Litjens, Linda Ahlgren

Research output