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Equality & Diversity Training

Equality & Diversity Training Courses, Online Certification
£30 +VAT

This Equality and Diversity training course has been designed to help learners understand more about their responsibilities for promoting equality and diversity in the workplace.

The course provides an introduction to the Equality Act 2010 and details each of the protected characteristics so you can learn more about what they are and how to avoid discrimination through your words and actions. The course looks at which behaviours are prohibited by the Equality Act and aims to help you promote a fairer, more tolerant and more diverse working environment.

  • Designed by business and HR professionals
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 1-2 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted the next working day

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is suitable for learners of all levels, including employers, managers, supervisors, full-time and part-time workers, as everyone in the workplace has a responsibility for supporting equality and diversity. The course has been designed as an introductory level and so no prerequisite training is needed.

If you work in the Health & Social Care sector then our Equality and Diversity in Health and Social Care Training might be more suitable for your needs.


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On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!

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Course Content

Module Description
1 Introduction to Equality and Diversity Law The Equality Act 2010, who does the Equality Act apply to, employer responsibilities, preventing discrimination with an equality policy, benefits of equality and diversity, positive action to promote diversity, removing hidden barriers, occupational requirements in recruitment, equal pay, and reasonable adjustments.
2 The Nine Protected Characteristics Discrimination against a protected characteristic, age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
3 Discrimination, Harassment and Victimisation What is discrimination, direct discrimination, discrimination by association and perception, indirect discrimination, pregnancy and maternity - unfavourable treatment, disability - failure to make reasonable adjustments and discrimination arising from disability, harassment, sexual harassment, victimisation, bullying, stereotyping and bullying, and how to report discrimination, harassment, victimisation or bullying.

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Aims of the Course

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand lawful and unlawful behaviours as described by the Equality Act 2010.
  • Recognise the nine protected characteristics and understand how to promote equality and diversity of the characteristics in the workplace.
  • Understand the responsibilities of employers, managers and HR teams in regards to ensuring equality and diversity in both recruitment and day-to-day work practices and procedures.
  • Understand what is meant by discrimination, harassment, victimisation and bullying, how to avoid them, and how to report these behaviours.
  • Recognise where personal changes to behaviour can be made in order to ensure equality between colleagues.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 85%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

  Frequently Asked Questions About Our Equality & Diversity Training

How does the training work?

Add the course to your basket and then proceed to checkout. You'll then be able to add the course to your account or share access if you've purchased the course for someone else.

Am I legally required to take this training?

It is a legal requirement for all workplaces to comply with the Equality Act 2010. All businesses must ensure they have a policy in place that prohibits discrimination, harassment and victimisation of people based on the nine protected characteristics. This training course provides an overview of what the Equality Act requires, so you can ensure you are complying with the law.

Do you have any resources available to continue my learning after I’ve completed the course?

For articles, tips, and downloads relating to Equality and Diversity in the workplace, we’ve developed a range of resources that you may find useful.

Does this course cover topics like #MeToo?

Whilst the course doesn’t refer to these topics by name, the content does reflect current issues in the UK. This includes a section on sexual harassment and how to report it and information on the current Equality Act legislation.

Does this course include a certificate?

Yes – once the training has been paid for, you can download a digital PDF certificate as soon as you’ve passed the course, and a hard copy will also be posted to you the next working day.

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