Equality and Diversity in Health and Social Care Training

Duration 1-2 hours

Last audited 30th March 2023

CPD Approved Skills for Care Approved
Equality and Diversity in Health and Social Care
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  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

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£25 +VAT

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Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

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.

100% online training

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Same day digital certificate

Printed certificate posted next working day

Full audio voiceover

Unlimited assessment attempts

Developed by qualified business and HR professionals

Accredited by CPD

Skills for Care endorsed training provider

What you'll learn

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.

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Module 1: Introduction 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.

Module 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.

Module 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.

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.

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.

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Joanna Nicolas

Safeguarding and Child Protection Consultant

Joanna Nicolas is a highly regarded safeguarding consultant, trainer and social worker with 30 years of experience in the sector. 

Joanna is a co-opted Board member of Cafcass and a member of the Prince’s Trust Safeguarding Advisory Panel. She is also a court-appointed expert witness in child protection cases.

She was a core trainer for her Local Safeguarding Children Partnership for 15 years and works with various Local Authorities and other organisations specialising in the most complex child abuse cases.  

In recent years Joanna has worked with a range of UK organisations including the Department for Education, Ofsted and Local Safeguarding Children Partnerships.

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