eLearning news & guides
Equality and Diversity Training
This Equality and Diversity Training course covers the Equality Act 2010 and introduces the protected characteristics, discrimination and unfair treatment within a professional environment. The UK becomes more culturally diverse each year and as such, so do workplaces. Equality and Diversity training is, therefore, becoming an essential part of training for all workplaces.
- Understand and show your commitment to The Equality Act 2010
- Understand what prohibited behaviour is that it is unacceptable AND against the law
- Know the protected characteristics as well as the benefits of an equal and diverse workplace
Covered in this course
This training course is broken down into 3 sections
- 1 Unacceptable behaviour
- 2 Protected characteristics
- 3 The Benefits of Equality and Diversity in The Workplace
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'.
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'.
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.
Presented byKeith 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.Find out more
Available in 28 languages
Machine translated content is included for free with all our popular courses.
It covers LMS navigation, course transcripts and test questions. If you don't see a course listed in the language you require, just let us know.
Our most popular languages
Equality & Diversity Training certificate
DOWNLOAD AND PRINT
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.
899 real user reviews
Very good clear training session.
The organisation and presentation of this training was very good. The real people made it more interesting and easy to follow. Only 1 error: it should be ‘fewer’ people - not ‘less’...
straight forward and clear
only issue lost my completion certificate as unable to print it at tht time
Nice and clear
Found some of the questions misleading and two answers could appear to be relevant
Straight forward and informative.
This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars
Good awareness raising
This user gave this course a rating of 4/5 stars
Made me think and learn some new things without taking up too much time or being too boring.
Well laid out Helpful and informative
Really interesting and well explanatory
This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars
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.
Explore more on legislation
Protected characteristics include: age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex; sexual orientation.
The shocking results of Britain’s largest Unconscious Bias poll
Health & Safety / HR Compliance FAQs
What is Unconscious Bias?
UK Employers are Unprepared for Managing an Ageing Workforce
Closing 8,000 stores to provide training? There’s no need!
What’s going on at iHASCO?