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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, 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, 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.

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

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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 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

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The additional information led to a link for another course about unconscious bias. I was unsure if there was a cost involved or permission required to complete that course too? I learnt a new word also Allyship this interested me so I will look up more information. Nothing will replace training with a real human, but it was a good on line course.


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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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