Oslo Wine School is committed to upholding the principles of diversity and equality in all areas of its work to ensure that all staff members, students and other stakeholders are treated fairly and equally at all times.  The Diversity and equality policy must be read by all Oslo Wine School staff and workers and made available to students on request

Purpose:

Oslo Wine School is committed to promoting equality and diversity and promoting a culture that actively values difference and recognises that people from different backgrounds and experiences can bring valuable insights to the workplace and enhance the way we work. 

Definition of Equality and Diversity:

Equality can be defined as breaking down barriers, eliminating discrimination and ensuring equal opportunities and access for all groups both in employment and the delivery of goods and services.  Diversity can be defined as celebrating visible and non-visible differences and valuing everyone as individuals and by respecting this everyone can feel valued for their contributions.

Scope and Policy:

Oslo Wine School and its staff, workers and other related persons are fully committed to upholding the principles of diversity and equality in all areas of our work including the following:

  1. Promote open access to WSET qualifications in accordance with the legal minimum age of alcohol and assessed competence standards
  2. Ensure all staff, contractors and other workers are aware of our policy and are trained adequately in line with the contents.
  3. Ensure that the format and content of all specifications, examinations and other WSET Awards material to 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.
  4. Allow candidates with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to access WSET assessments without changing the demands of the assessment in line with the Reasonable Adjustment and Special Considerations Policies.
  5. Ensure that this policy is taken into account with the development of new courses and services
  6. Ensure that data collation and monitoring of candidates age, gender, ethnicity and access arrangements are reported in a professional and non-attributable format
  7. Invite participation, feedback and suggestions on diversity issues from staff, students and other stakeholders, as well as work with relevant organisations in Norway to develop measures to identify and prevent inequality of opportunity
  8. Review our policy regularly to ensure that it continues to meet legislative and organisational requirements and is fit for purpose.

Students who have any questions about our Diversity and Equality Policy are invited to send an email to kurs@oslowineschool.no with the heading “Diversity and Equality” on the email.  Acknowledgement of receipt of email will be given within 3 working days and enquiries answered fully within 10 working days.