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PG Certificate Race Equality

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  • Objectives
    The aims of the Certificate are to: * develop a critical understanding of the concepts ‘race’, ‘racism’ and ‘ethnicity’ * develop a working knowledge of the content and impact of race relations, equality and human rights legislation * identify key elements of best practice towards race equality in employment and service delivery * analyse and evaluate current progress and challenges in managing change towards race equality in the students’ own workplaces
  • Entry requirements
    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS * The course is aimed at individuals with relevant workplace experience, either as employees or as volunteer workers, and who wish to gain a greater knowledge of race equality issues. Previous students have included teachers, councillors, procurator fiscals, staff from the prison and police services, from housing, health services and a variety of voluntary sector organisations, both mainstream and those offering dedicated services to black and minority service users. There are no formal entry requirements.
  • Academic Title
    PG Certificate Race Equality
  • Course description
    This Graduate Certificate builds upon existing evening teaching in Race Equality, which has been offered by the University since 1996, and which is jointly organised with the West of Scotland Race Equality Council.

    The course is delivered at Level 9 and is usually taught on Wednesday evenings on the Paisley Campus from 6.15pm to 9pm (although external visits to community organisations, mosques and temples may also take place). Students can complete the course on a module by module basis, gradually building up to the award of the Graduate Certificate.

    Course Contents

    There are three modules. Two are entirely taught, involving a mix of class teaching and discussion. The third module involves some teaching of research skills, followed by individual project work, guided by a supervisor. The course involves the study of concepts of race, ethnicity and culture; race relations and equality legislation; the experiences of minority ethnic groups; refugees and asylum issues; migrant workers; networking with minority communities; racism and harassment; the promotion of equality; and current issues such as terrorism and the response to it, and Islamophobia.

    Assessment in the first two modules is based on continuous assessment. The third module is assessed through the production of an individual project.

    Career Prospects

    Individuals who undertake the course are usually already in employment, but the course would be appropriate for those wishing to expand their involvement in equality work.

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