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Equality and Diversity in Health and Social Care Training

Equality and Diversity in Health and Social Care
£ 25 +VAT

This Equality and Diversity in Health and Social Care training course will help you to recognise the role that you play in encouraging tolerance and understanding in your health or social care setting.

The course explains what the Equality Act 2010 requires of health and social care providers, what is meant by discrimination, harassment and victimisation, and how you can improve your own attitude towards equality and diversity. The course outlines each of the protected characteristics as stated by the law and shows how these apply to health and social care environments.

  • Developed 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 Equality and Diversity in Health and Social Care training course is designed for anyone who provides care to patients and service users in a health or social care setting. The course has been designed as an introductory level and so no prerequisite training is needed.

If you work outside of a health and social care setting, then our non-industry-specific Equality and Diversity Training Course might be more suitable for your needs.


Certification

CPD Approved

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

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. 

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.


Skills for Care Endorsed Training Provider

We're proud to be officially endorsed by Skills for Care, the strategic body for workforce development in social care in England and a delivery partner for the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). Skills for Care endorsement is a trusted quality mark only awarded to the best learning and development providers within the social care sector.

High Speed Training is a Skills for Care endorsed training provider.

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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

ModuleDescription
1Introduction to Equality and Diversity Law

The Equality Act 2010, who does the Equality Act apply to, employer responsibilities, employee responsibilities, preventing discrimination with an equality policy, benefits of equality and diversity, the public sector equality duty, FREDA, Skills for Care guidance, removing hidden barriers, occupational requirements in recruitment, positive action in recruitment, equal pay, and reasonable adjustments.

2The 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.

3Discrimination, 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 a health or social care setting.
  • Have an awareness of the duties placed on health and social care providers to eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation.
  • Understand the responsibilities of employers and managers in regards to ensuring equality and diversity in recruitment and day-to-day work practices.
  • 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 and service users.

Assessment

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.


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