The Disability Confident Scheme

The Disability Confident scheme has three levels that have been designed to support you on your Disability Confident journey. You must complete each level before moving onto the next.

• Level 1: Disability Confident Committed

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To be recognised as Disability Confident Committed just agree to the Disability Confident commitments and identify at least one action that you’ll carry out to make a difference for disabled people.

  • inclusive and accessible recruitment
  • communicating vacancies
  • offering an interview to disabled people
  • providing reasonable adjustments
  • supporting existing employees
  • (You must identify at least one)

  • work experience
  • work trials
  • paid employment
  • apprenticeships
  • job shadowing
  • traineeships
  • internships
  • student placements
  • sector-based work academy placements

  • Your business may be doing these things already. If so, the scheme is a great way of letting everyone know that you’re serious about equal opportunities for disabled people.

  • a certificate in recognition of your achievement
  • a badge for your website and other materials for 12 months
  • a self-assessment to help you continue your journey to becoming a Disability Confident Employer
  • offer guidance and advice with commitments
  • support with setting up more equal opportunities
  • making sure policies and procedures are in place
  • help towards achieving Level 2
  • More information please contact us

    • Level 2: Disability Confident Employer

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    To become a Disability Confident employer you will need to carry out a self-assessment of your business to ensure you meet criteria including:

  • getting the right people for your business
  • keeping and developing your people
  • Disability Confident Employers are recognised as going the extra mile to make sure disabled people get a fair chance.

    Having confirmed you’ve completed your online self-assessment, you’ll be registered as a Disability Confident Employer for 2 years.

  • a certificate in recognition of your achievement
  • a badge for your website and other materials for 2 years
  • information on how to become a Disability Confident Leader
  • analyse self-assessment
  • evidencing how effective procedures and changes are
  • Validation and Signing off Level 2
  • Development to achieving Level 3
  • For more information please contact us

    • Level 3: Disability Confident Leader

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    By stepping up to become a Disability Confident leader, your business can gain recognition among your peers. You’ll be acting as a champion within your local and business community, your supply chain and networks.

    To become a Disability Confident leader, you’ll need to have your self-assessment validated from outside your business and show what you have done as a Disability Confident leader.

  • in work support throughout
  • overview of adjustments already in place
  • checking evidence and how effective the workplace is
  • offer guidance of how to progress and commit to Leader status
  • analysis of report
  • validation and sign off
  • We offer an ongoing service which enables you and your team to have continued support and access to relevant training for staff.

    For more information please contact us