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Covered in this course

The Equality and Diversity Training course is broken down into 3 sections.

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'.

Diagram of the various senses and the brain as part of equality and diversity training

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.

Large image of a group of people to highlight just how diverse some workplaces can be as part of the equality and diversity course

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.

Name stickers and badges showing the benefits of equality and diversity in the workplace

Equality & Diversity Certificate

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

This Equality and Diversity Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a 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 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 Training Certificate will include your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and all relevant approvals.

Equality & Diversity Training Certificate

Real user reviews


Based on 747 real user reviews.

4.00 out of 5
I thought it quite a complex subject

It was well presented but quite a difficult subject to get to grips with.

Interesting and well presented package

This training was presented in an interesting and engaging way and was quite thought-provoking too - enjoyable to work through

The laws are different in the UK vs RSA

With laws differing in various countries the questions should tailor to that.

Difficult to follow

No summary provided

Good overview

Its good that it gives a summary of the different types of discrimination that seem obvious but it makes it clear on how they differ and what is and isn't included.

I learnt a lot

Could teams also be given more practical training

Interesting and informative

No summary provided

Easy to watch and understand.

I like those training videos. They are really easy to watch and understand. Only thing I don't like that after a week of taking the test I cant go back and watch it again to refresh my memory as its locked until due again. It would be more helpful if those videos are accessible all the time so people can go back and watch it again if needed .

Read our full reviews for Equality and Diversity Training.

Legislation relating to Equality and Diversity

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.

The Equality and Diversity Act 2010

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.

The Equality Act 2010