Post-school education, research and skills - purpose and principles: equality impact assessment - draft

This draft equality impact assessment (EQIA) forms part of the development of the purpose and principles for post-school education, research and skills. The draft considers protected characteristics and the impact of the purpose and principles.

Stage 5: Authorisation of EQIA

Please confirm that:

  • This Equality Impact Assessment has informed the development of this policy:

Yes / No

  • Opportunities to promote equality in respect of age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation have been considered, i.e.:
    • Eliminating unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation;
    • Removing or minimising any barriers and/or disadvantages;
    • Taking steps which assist with promoting equality and meeting people's different needs;
    • Encouraging participation (e.g. in public life)
    • Fostering good relations, tackling prejudice and promoting understanding.

Yes / No

  • If the Marriage and Civil Partnership protected characteristic applies to this policy, the Equality Impact Assessment has also assessed against the duty to eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation in respect of this protected characteristic:

Yes / No / Not applicable


I am satisfied with the DRAFT equality impact assessment that has been undertaken for Purpose and Principles of Post School Education, Skills and Research and give my authorisation for the results of this assessment to be published on the Scottish Government's website.

Name: Stuart Greig

Position: Head of Reform, LLS

Authorisation date: 20 April 23



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