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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 3 sections

  1. 1 Raising Awareness
  2. 2 Disability & The Law
  3. 3 Workplace Practices & Culture
An animation from Disability Awareness & Inclusion Training
A man in a wheelchair working at a computer

Some disabilities are visible and some are invisible. In this section, we raise awareness around disabilities by identifying them, clearing up some misconceptions and misunderstandings, look into what it's like to work with a disability, the social model of disability, and ableism. 

Icons representing the Equality Act

This section looks at disabilities and UK law, what actions are unlawful and what adjustments you can make. We also cover direct & indirect discrimination, harassment & victimisation, discrimination arising from disability, and policies & procedures.

3 colleagues working at a flip pad.

Workplaces have a responsibility to be fully accessible, inclusive, and welcoming for people with disabilities. In our final section, we cover ways this can be achieved through taking positive action, creating an inclusive workplace culture, getting rid of assumptions, and using appropriate language. This section also features an interview with one of our actors - Holly.

About this course

Rather than solely focusing on raising awareness of disabilities, this course also looks at how to be more inclusive of people with disabilities by giving users an understanding of the barriers that people living with disabilities may face.

This course can help boost morale in the workplace and helps those with disabilities feel more understood by their peers who may have little or no knowledge of disabilities and how they can affect a person's working life.

There are so many disabilities that it would be nearly impossible to cover every single disability, but our course provides the user with a practical understanding of sensory impairments, physical disabilities, mental health conditions, learning disabilities, and long-term health conditions.

You may also be interested in our Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Training

Watch: Living with a disability

During the filming of this course, we sat down with our actors to get more of an insight into what it's like to live with a disability and hear from them on what workplaces could do to make working environments more inclusive.

Watch the series here...
Michelle Livings, a presenter of Disability Awareness & Inclusion Training

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Michelle Livings

The importance of Disability Awareness & Inclusion Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Disability Awareness & Inclusion Training certificate

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Each of our courses ends with a multiple-choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Disability Awareness & Inclusion Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple-choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions 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 reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Disability Awareness & Inclusion Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

Disability Awareness & Inclusion Training certificate

106 real user reviews

4.7 out of 5
Easy to use and follow

Informative and straighforward

Short and informative

Easy to follow course on Disability Awareness & Inclusion. Not overly long and gave some clear and easy to understand messages.

interesting, useful and not too long.

I like the text version that you can use

not necessarily correct

My partner is an accessibility and disabilities advisor and disagrees with a fair amount of language used here. Person-first language is very much the norm in the US, but in the UK a lot of communities prefer disability-first language i.e wheelchair users and blind people

Too long

Informative but took far too long.

informative but not interactive

God but due to being online there is no chance for discussion

Enjoyable course in a relaxed situation.

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Great content

Really enjoyed the content, especially the conclusion hearing from different people. It was very insightful and I always enjoy feeling like I took away some good learningJust a note - I have done 5/6 courses over the last few weeks but this one had a really strange droning and ticking noise in the background, I checked my laptop audio but it seemed to just be the video

Why is this training important?

Business benefits

This course is a step in the right direction when it comes to spreading awareness of disabilities, how disabilities may affect people within or who are involved with your organisation (whether that's employees, customers, or the public), and how to make reasonable adjustments to your workplace so that it is fit for purpose for any person.

Creating a workplace that is more inclusive will allow businesses to attract a wider pool of talent, create a more diverse workspace, improve problem-solving and improve workplace wellbeing throughout the organisation. As a result, productivity will soar and staff turnover will fall.

Businesses that embrace inclusion and diversity create a culture of innovation, making employees feel genuinely included. It can even go as far as to improve profitability and brand reputation.

This course can also help to:

  • Encourage acceptance & inclusion
  • Change attitudes towards disabilities
  • Raise awareness of multiple disabilities

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