Diversity and Equality Policy
Wild Wine School is committed to upholding the principles of diversity and equality in all areas of its work, seeking to ensure that all customers, candidates and other stakeholders are treated fairly and equally at all times.
This policy applies to all Wild Wine School staff and to any individual acting on behalf of Wild Wine School.
Wild Wine School assures equality of opportunity for customers and candidates by:
- Promoting open access to WSET and other qualifications (having regard to the legal minimum age for the retail purchase of alcohol and assessment competence standards);
- Ensuring that the format and content of all specifications, examinations and other Wild Wine School materials do not discriminate unlawfully against anyone on the grounds of disability, age, marriage and civil partnership, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation (having regard to the legal minimum age for the retail purchase of alcohol and assessment competence standards);
- Allowing candidates with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to access WSET and other assessments without changing the demands of the assessment in line with our Reasonable Adjustment and Special Consideration policies;
- Ensuring that this policy is considered during the development and implementation of new qualifications, courses and other Wild Wine School projects;
- Collating and monitoring data on candidate age, gender, ethnicity and access arrangements, which are reportable in a non-attributable format;
Reviewing this policy regularly to ensure it continues to meet legislative and organisational requirements and is fit for purpose.
Candidates who believe they may have been unfairly discriminated against by an APP should raise this with the APP concerned in the first instance.
This policy must be confirmed as read by all Wild Wine School staff/presenters and made available to candidates upon request.