The Inclusive Curriculum

Making your teaching and learning inclusive to all

What is an inclusive curriculum?

We think an ‘Inclusive curriculum’ is a good curriculum, not a special one, not something separate, but refers to all of the good practice around learning that is designed, planned and delivered to enable EVERYONE to access it, regardless of student educational, dispositional, circumstantial, or cultural background.

This notion of inclusive curriculum goes beyond previously used definitions that refer to specific groups of students; instead we should all be aiming to serve the diverse student base at Manchester Met. The Inclusive Curriculum aims to ‘join-up’ and embed dispersed pockets of good practice and support that already exist at the university in order to improve the learning experience for ALL students.  

The ERAC Scheme (Embedding Reasonable Adjustments in the Curriculum) is an example of inclusive curricula in practice. Through ERAC, we aim to provide learning support for students mild to moderate Specific Learning Difficulties (including dyslexia) without the need for a formal Personal Learning Plan. This is achieved by embedding reasonable adjustments into the curriculum design and delivery as a whole, thus providing an inclusive learning environment that benefits all students.

Below you will find advice about creating a more inclusive teaching and learning environment for your students, while the links to the right provide further guidance for specific groups of students.

See the CELT guidance notes in the toolkit below for more information about the scope and definition of Inclusive Curriculum.

Inclusive Curriculum Toolkit

Inclusive Teaching (Unit planning and delivery)

Inclusive Programme Design and Management


This website has been informed by The MMU Inclusive Curriculum Design and Delivery Project

We welcome any ideas, comments, examples of good practice - please contact us with any contributions.