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Equality and Diversity


This short course aims to introduce individuals to the concepts of equality and diversity in a variety of environments including the community and the workplace. It will focus on the Equality Act and how this legislation makes it unlawful to discriminate. It will highlight how stereotyping and labelling affect individuals and outlines the effects of prejudice and discrimination on people. The content will allow an individual to explore and examine their rights and responsibilities and when to report concerns. Confidence in actively promoting equality and diversity will support a culture where an individual is able to challenge discrimination and actively remove barriers to participation.

Who needs this qualification?

This short course is aimed at staff in any sector. It creates an awareness of the value of Equality and Diversity and supports staff to implement and actively promote equal opportunities in the workplace.

Why is this training important?

Employers and Employees have legal obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and this training will provide you with your roles and responsibilities including why it is unlawful to discriminate against people due to the nine protected characteristics.

Course content

  • Professional and legal obligations
  • Understand your responsibilities as an employee
  • Understand exactly what equality and diversity means
  • Protected characteristics
  • Difference between direct and indirect discrimination
  • Implicit and explicit biases
  • Common terms, inc, stereotyping and prejudice
  • Benefits of an equal and diverse workplace
  • Intolerance and extremism

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Support a culture of inclusion, equality and diversity in the workplace
  • Avoid direct or indirect discrimination based on any of the protected characteristics
  • Apply equality and diversity principles to dealing with employees, customers, and third parties
  • Understand the concepts of equality and diversity and have an overview of the main legislation and its practical implications
  • Recognise and challenge discrimination with confidence
  • Appreciate the benefits of diversity, equality and inclusion in the workplace
Certificated by: Ouch Learning & Development
Duration: Half Day
Assessment: No formal assessment
Prerequisites: None
Validity of award: 3 years
Learner-to-trainer ratio: Maximum 12 learners per trainer
Delivery formats available: Face-to-face or Live Online

Available dates

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