Key Features & Benefits of this Course
- Complete this course online in just 50 minutes
- CPD approved
- Suitable for all levels of staff and management
- Suitable for all workplaces, regardless of industry or sector
- Show commitment to The Equality Act 2010
- End of course test and printable certificate
- Free trial, online demo and bulk discounts available
- Contact us to find out more about condensed versions and different languages
Equality and Diversity Training Course Contents
1. Unacceptable behaviour
This section looks at stereotyping, discrimination and prejudice, victimisation and harassment - behaviour that The Equality Act does NOT allow - behaviour which is not only unacceptable, but which is also against the law.
The Equality Act calls this 'prohibited conduct'.
2. Protected characteristics
We are all different, no one is exactly the same as anyone else. Some of our differences are 'protected characteristics' and are given particular protection by law.
This section looks at these protected characteristics - age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy (See our new and expectant mothers at work course) and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
Each of the characteristics is separated into three parts, firstly describing the characteristic, then information about 'what employers should consider' and finally explaining 'what you can do'. There are also examples of situations where the equality rules have been broken.
Discriminating against people because of any of these 9 characteristics is illegal.
3. The Benefits of Equality and Diversity in The Workplace
This section looks at the benefits of promoting equality and diversity in the workplace, both for the organisation and for the people who work there.
No one wants to face discrimination or harassment at work and this is unlikely to happen in an organisation which proactively supports diversity.
Test & Certificate
This Equality and Diversity Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training, and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout. As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to re-print certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
Legislation relating to Equality and Diversity
Equality and Diversity is about acknowledging that everybody has a right to fair and equal treatment, irrespective of age, gender, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic. Originally, workplace legislation surrounding these rights was considered something of a ‘grey area’; with around 116 separate laws existing under the broad umbrella of ‘equality and diversity’. In October 2010, these were at last merged into one coherent act: The Equality Act 2010.
The Equality Act includes 'Protected Characteristics' which are differences between people which cannot be used as reasons to treat them any differently. Doing this would be against the law.
The Equality Act also includes 'Prohibited Conduct' which are actions that people are not allowed to do to each other on the basis of any of the protected characteristics. This is illegal too.
Protected characteristics include: age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex; sexual orientation.