Covered in this course

Course contents

This training course is broken down into 3 sections

  1. 1 Unacceptable behaviour
  2. 2 Protected characteristics
  3. 3 The Benefits of Equality and Diversity in The Workplace
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Diagram of the various senses and the brain as part of equality and diversity training
SECTION 1

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 is also against the law. The Equality Act calls this 'prohibited conduct'.

Large image of a group of people to highlight just how diverse some workplaces can be as part of the equality and diversity course
SECTION 2

This section looks at the protected characteristics - age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion or belief, sex & sexual orientation. Each of the characteristics is separated into three parts, firstly describing the characteristic, then 'what employers should consider' and finally explaining 'what you can do'.

Name stickers and badges showing the benefits of equality and diversity in the workplace
SECTION 3

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.

About this course

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

This Equality and Diversity training programme looks at how we behave at work and how our behaviour may affect those around us. It addresses unacceptable behaviour, stereotyping 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. Where employees are treated fairly and with respect, this will be reflected in their work - with better working environments leading to better overall performance and productivity.

This is why we believe our Equality and Diversity Training is the perfect solution - it can be completed online in under an hour, it provides printable certificates, helping you to show commitment to the Equality Act 2010 and it's CPD accredited for your reassurance. Get started with a free trial today.

Keith Wickham, a presenter of Equality and Diversity Training

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Keith Wickham

The importance of Equality and Diversity 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 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 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 and Diversity 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 Training Certificate

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I found the course engaging, helpful and well presented; I have definitely learned from it. I enjoyed it up to the point where I had to do the test. The test is based largely on pedantic box-ticking technicalities and not on any general sense of direction. Fine for an employment lawyer but not for a "largely wanting to be compliant layperson". The obsession with the minutiae of types of discrimination is quite wearing. I think I broadly know how to avoid discrimination, but if I needed to know the minute technicalities I would look them up. I know what Avogadro's Number is, but I would need to look it up to check its magnitude.... it doesn't make me a lesser scientist. Having taken me with you in the presentations, you have lost my interest through the test and I estimate I had to restart it about 10 times. Like the curate's egg: good in places.

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Why is this training important?

Compliance

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.

The Equality Act 2010
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