Joint Equality and Diversity Training Centre (JEDTC)
Equality and Diversity is a high priority issue for the MOD policy which supports military doctrine. Positioned within the Leadership and Management Division at the Defence Academy of the UK, JEDTC is the centre of excellence for Equality and Diversity training across the MOD and provides specialist training and advice.
Our purpose is to increase understanding of Equality & Diversity enabling the eradication of inappropriate behaviour and strengthening that behaviour which is in accordance with Core Values and Standards, strengthening operational effectiveness and helping to create and maintain high performance teams.
JEDTC is responsible for the delivery of four courses
Senior Military Officers’ and Senior Civil Servant's Equality and Diversity Course
The training is mandatory for all military officers of 1* rank/grade and above and for all Civil Servants in Band B and above. In addition, tri Service policy requires certain personnel at Captain RN, Colonels RM/Army, Group Captain RAF and their Civil Servant equivalents grade occupying command appointments to attend the course to raise awareness of Equality and Diversity issues which will enable all senior officers to discharge their leadership role in promoting equal opportunities and diversity in the Armed Forces and MOD Civil Service.
Equality and Diversity Adviser (EDA) Course
This is a five day training package that qualifies Officers and Warrant Officers in the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and those Civil Service equivalent grades employed and responsible for military personnel, to perform duties as an EDA at Unit, Establishment and Formation Headquarters levels.
Equality and Diversity Adviser Refresher Course
This is a three day training package that re-qualifies Officers and Warrant Officers in the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and those Civil Service equivalent grades employed and responsible for military personnel, to continue to perform duties as an EDA and conduct E&D training at Unit, Establishment and Formation Headquarters levels.
Assistant Equality and Diversity Adviser (Asst EDA) Course
This is a three day training package for Junior Non-Commissioned Officers in the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force to perform duties as the Assistant Equality and Diversity Adviser. This allows JNCO’s to act as a point of contact for junior personnel within their area of responsibility. Promote an inclusive working environment and to nip in the bud potential situations that may lead to harassment or bullying