Disability Awareness for Employers Training

CPD Approved Diversity Scotland
Disability Awareness for Employers
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In the UK, there are approximately 16 million people with disabilities, nine million of whom are of working age and could be contributing towards your business. However, people with disabilities face a number of challenges to employment, beginning with inaccessible job applications. They also experience negative attitudes and behaviours, including people making assumptions about their condition and judging their capabilities.

This Disabilities Awareness for Employers course will support you in playing your part in reducing the disability employment gap by giving you the confidence to successfully recruit and retain workers with disabilities. The course explains the different types of disabilities people may have, how disabilities can impact people’s work and how you can support them with reasonable adjustments, how to create a more inclusive workplace and how to ensure your recruitment processes are accessible to all.

This course was last audited on: 4th September 2023
  • Developed by experts in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Endorsed by Diversity Scotland
  • Downloadable module recaps of key learning points
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 2-3 hours
  • Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day

What you'll learn

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand what a disability is, the different types of disability and know how a disability may affect a person's work.
  • Know what is meant by disability discrimination and the legislation that protects workers with disabilities.
  • Understand the role of an employer in making reasonable adjustments for workers with disabilities and what this may involve.
  • Be able to create job applications and ensure that recruitment opportunities are accessible for everyone who may apply.
  • Understand the health and safety risks to those with a disability and what you can do to keep them safe from harm.
  • Know how to create an inclusive work environment and positive workplace culture.

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Course content

1Understanding Disability

This module introduces the definition of a disability, covers the different types of disability people may have and how these may affect them at work and explains what is meant by the disability employment gap.

2Disability and the Law

This module covers the main types of discrimination and outlines the reasonable adjustments that people with disabilities may request or need in order to carry out their job roles effectively.

3Recruiting People With Disabilities

This module explains how job adverts and recruitment processes can be made more accessible for people with different disabilities and how your company can be recognised as Disability Confident.

4Health and Safety

This module outlines what managers and employers can do to reduce the health and safety challenges that people with disabilities may face in the workplace and explains what a personal emergency evacuation plan (PEEP) is.

5Creating an Inclusive Workplace

This module explains what language and behaviour are appropriate, why having an equality policy is essential and how to respond to disability discrimination at work.

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The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 15 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. 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.

Who should take this course?

This Disability Awareness for Employers course is suitable for employers and people at management level who want to understand more about their responsibilities regarding disability at work. The content is written at an introductory level, so no previous knowledge or experience is required.

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