Why Equality and Diversity?

We live in an ever changing world. There are people from all backgrounds, people with different abilities or disabilities, beliefs and religions. We as a society need to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and the same as everyone else. We have seen acceptance and change of attitudes by many, but many still hear and experience discrimination. This introductory course will provide an overview of equality and diversity, the role that businesses and employers have to ensure equality and diversity to their employees, customers, clients and members. We provide you with a brief description of the protected characteristics identified in the Equality Act 2010, along with an overview of the different types of discrimination. All lessons are in the form of short videos and are supported by a downloadable workbook.

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  • Certificate of Attendance

    Upon successful completion of the course, you will be emailed a PDF quality assured certificate. The certificate does not have an expiry date, however, for good practice, it is recommended that this course is revisited every three years.

  • Course Workbook

    The course includes a downloadable PDF course workbook, allowing you to make notes as you go and keep a record of what you have learnt. The workbook has templates available for you to use when developing your equality and diversity action plan.

  • Qualified Deliverers

    All of our courses are written and delivered by qualified people. We use their personal and lived experiences to bring this topic to life.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Your course workbook

    • Equality and Diversity Workbook - Download here

  • 2

    Module One - Introduction to Equality and Diversity

    • Introduction to Equality and Diversity Course

    • Definitions of Equality and Diversity

    • Overview of the Equality Act 2010

    • The role an employer plays in equality and diversity

    • Module one - Test your knowledge

  • 3

    Module Two - The Protected Characteristics

    • Introduction to the protected characteristics

    • Protected characteristic - Age

    • Protected Characteristic - Disability and Impairment

    • Protected Characteristic - Sex

    • Protected Characteristic - Gender Reassignment

    • Protected Characteristic - Marriage and Civil Partnership

    • Protected Characteristic - Pregnancy

    • Protected Characteristic - Race

    • Protected Characteristic - Beliefs and Religion

    • Protected Characteristic - Sexual Orientation

    • Module two - Time to test your knowledge

  • 4

    Module Three - Introduction to Discrimination

    • Introduction to Discrimination

    • Introduction to Direct Discrimination

    • Introduction to Indirect Discrimination

    • Introduction to Harassment

    • Introduction to Victimisation

    • Discrimination - Things to remember

    • Module three - Time to test your knowledge

  • 5

    Module Four - Developing your action plan

    • Promoting Equality and Diversity

    • Assembling an Action Plan

    • Undertaking a SWOT Analysis

    • Reviewing your current Equality and Diversity

    • Developing your Action Plan

    • Bench Marking and Assessing Risks

    • Examples and Templates

  • 6

    Downloadable Templates

    • SWOT Analysis

    • Risk Analysis Template

    • Action Plan Checklist

    • Equality and Diversity Action Plan

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