Race Equality and Cultural Capability (RECC)



What is the Race Equality and Cultural Capability (RECC)?

The Race Equality and Cultural Capability learning materials (RECC) are designed to help learners develop knowledge and understanding of racism, cultural difference and recognise the impacts of discrimination. The learning materials will also enable workers to develop their practice skills in promoting race equality, working positively with cultural difference and effectively dealing with the impacts of discrimination on individual and institutional levels

Outline of the RECC Programme

The RECC programme consists of 12 one and a half to two hour training sessions and the materials include:

  • Participant’s reader – A set of pre-course reading materials.
  • Practice development workbook – A series of work task templates that help participants to undertake the tasks, get supervision from their line-managers and gather data that contributes to an overall report to senior managers.
  • Handouts – Materials that support the teaching on each of the twelve Sessions and are given to participants at the time of group exercises.

There is also a RECC Trainer’s Manual and template for a report to senior managers available.

The materials were authored by Peter Ferns (Ferns Associates) on behalf of NIMHE/CCAWI(MH2aSC) and the Delivering Race Equality (DRE) board.


RECC Trainers Manual:

RECC Particpants Reader

RECC Implementation Guide Draft

RECC_Development Workbook