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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 4 sections

  1. 1 The Ideal Workplace
  2. 2 Unacceptable Behaviour
  3. 3 The Protected Characteristics
  4. 4 Practical Improvements
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In section one of our equality and diversity in the workplace training, we’ll explore why treating people fairly and respectfully is a social and ethical responsibility and why it is so important; we’ll envision the ideal workplace and how it feels to be a part of one, as well as the practical part you can play in making it a reality.

the protected characteristics

In section two, we’ll cover the barriers that can prevent us from creating the ideal workplace and how they can be avoided and resolved. This will cover, unacceptable behaviours like bias, stereotyping, discrimination, harassment and victimisation. 

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In section three of our equality and diversity in the workplace training, we’ll introduce employees to the personal characteristics that are protected from discrimination, and we’ll offer advice on how to treat people fairly and with respect in relation to each characteristic.


And in our final section, we’ll come back to the ideal workplace. And we’ll touch upon learning about, embracing and celebrating each others’ differences and the business advantages to having a diverse workforce - that values its employees and has structures in place to support each person.

About this course

Equality, diversity, and inclusion are all about treating people fairly and with respect, no matter what their differences may be.

This Equality, Diversity & Inclusion training programme looks at how we behave at work and how our behaviour may affect those around us and was created in collaboration with global EDI experts who are CPD certified and recognised by IIRSM and Citation.

It addresses unacceptable behaviour, stereotyping, victimisation and discrimination as well as introducing characteristics protected by The Equality Act - suggesting ways in which to build a more supportive, harmonious workplace.

An open and inclusive workplace has many benefits - both to the organisation and to individuals; such benefits include an increase in morale, better staff retention, and improved company reputation.  By the end of our training staff will feel more confident at addressing sensitive issues surrounding equality, diversity, equity, and inclusion; and we hope they will feel inspired and ready to make a positive difference in their workplace and the wider community.

We believe our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Course is the perfect way to make a positive difference in your organisation. This equality training can be completed online in just 1 hour, it provides printable certificates, helping you to show commitment to the Equality Act 2010 and it is CPD accredited and IIRSM & Citation approved for your reassurance. 

Want to learn more about EDI? Download our guide to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in the workplace, created in partnership with Citation. 

How can EDI training raise awareness of and improve EDI?

As a provider of HR compliance training, we’ve noticed a huge increase in the number of training sessions for our Equality and Diversity course… and over the last couple of years in particular. It’s great to know that so many workplaces are actively training their staff and raising awareness of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in workplaces. So, how DOES training raise awareness of and improve EDI in the workplace?

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The importance of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) 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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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Training certificate

Download and print

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

This Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) 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 online 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 Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) 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.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Training Certificate

8,501 real user reviews

4.5 out of 5
It's good to be reminded all the time.

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

It was good, I just a bit long

The subject can be confusing so the course did well to simplify. I wonder, is there a way to assess someone's knowledge up front if we know they have taken the course in the past, so if they pass over (say 90%) no need to take again, you only do that if you score below a set threshold? I didn't feel I learn anything new and had to sit through an hour of content to confirm what I knew already at a time when we are all very busy at work.

This was an excellent course

This has been the best of all the iHAS courses I have completed . The content was very informative and the examples very real life that I could relate to. I really learnt a lot and believe it will improve some aspects of my job roe.

Very informative

It made me think with an “open mind” regarding this difficult subject

Easy to follow

Easy to follow, breaks included and self reflection good elements.

very good and informative

learnt a lot on all the course i have done so far Thank you

Quite long

At the end one of the videos cuts off midway through some of the audio. It could be broken down into 2 shorter parts as quite long.

Boring and repetitive

Watching the same film every year does not help.

Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

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.

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Frequently asked questions

Equality and diversity in the workplace training is designed by iHasco to promote fairness, respect and equal treatment in the workplace no matter what race, gender or religion that employees may follow. This course works in line to raise awareness of the protected characteristics which are outlined in The Equality Act 2010, addressing discrimination, harassment, and unfair treatment based on factors such as age, disability, gender equality, race equality, religion, and sexual orientation.
Equality and diversity in the workplace training is the best way to foster an inclusive work environment. It helps companies comply with legal requirements, avoid discriminatory practices, and create a culture of respect that all employees feel comfortable to work in. By raising awareness and understanding of diverse perspectives, EDI training contributes to improved teamwork, productivity, and employee well-being.
To create a respectful and harmonious workplace it is recommended that EDI training is conducted on a regular basis. Whether this is on a 3-month basis or 6, this will allow all new employees to be onboarded into your company culture.
EDI training efficacy can be measured using a variety of methods, including participant feedback surveys, post-training equality impact assessments, and tracking diversity and inclusion measures inside the organisation. The regular review enables continual progress and guarantees that the programme achieves its goals.
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