LGBTQ+ Awareness Training

LGBTQ+ Awareness Training
£25 +VAT

This LGBTQ+ Awareness course raises awareness of the issues faced in the workplace by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer + (LGBTQ+) people. The course helps you to recognise your responsibility for promoting equality and diversity, encouraging a zero-tolerance environment, and reducing the likelihood of discrimination, harassment, victimisation and bullying of LGBTQ+ staff members.

By the end of the course, you'll feel confident in your knowledge of gender identity and diversity, LGBTQ+ terminology, the rights of LGBTQ+ people under UK law, and how to recognise and challenge unlawful behaviour in the workplace.

  • Developed with an experienced LGBTQ+ consultant
  • 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 LGBTQ+ Awareness course is designed for anyone wanting to develop their awareness of LGBTQ+ rights and issues in the workplace. It's particularly useful for those who need to manage LGBTQ+ issues in an organisation, for those with LGBTQ+ colleagues, and for those who work with young people.


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. 

Skills for Health Quality Mark Digital

High Speed Training was the very first training provider to be awarded the prestigious Skills for Health Quality Mark Digital. Skills for Health is the UK’s Sector Skills Council for Health, responsible for informing national policy, maintaining the Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and championing the entire UK healthcare workforce.

The Skills for Health Quality Mark Digital demonstrates exceptional, quality assured learning and development. Meaning that our training processes have met rigorous quality assurance assessment and nationally recognised expectations of the UK health sector.

Skills for Care Endorsed Training Provider

Learn more about our 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.

Care England National Care Forum Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland Member

Our Commitment to Health and Social Care

High Speed Training has supported thousands of Health and Social Care workers in gaining accredited certificates to help them deliver safe and effective care. We best serve care providers by committing to being at the forefront of sector issues, policy and legislation, ensuring our training is up-to-date, comprehensive and meaningful.

As part of our commitment to Health and Social Care, we have worked hard to build partnerships with authorities and leading bodies, including Care England, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE), and the National Care Forum (NCF).

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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

1Gender Identity and Sexual Diversity

LGBTQ+ terminology, LGBTQ+ history, Stonewall and Section 28, gender identity, sexual diversity, intersectionality, queer theory and mental health.

2Transgender Awareness

Gender variance, transitioning, trans rights, transphobia, professionalism, psychological distress, gender dysphoria, gender non-conformity in children, intersex people and further resources.

3LGBTQ+ Legislation

The Equality Act 2010, types of discrimination, occupational requirements in recruitment, gender reassignment, the Gender Recognition Act 2004, marriage and civil partnership, sex, sexual orientation, further legislation and further resources.

4Establishing an Inclusive Working Environment

Inclusive environments, prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination, harassment, bullying, derogatory language, trivialisation, microaggressions, linguistic invisibility, effects on mental health and how to report prejudice, discrimination, harassment or bullying.

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Aims of the course

Upon completion of this course, you will:

  • Understand key LGBTQ+ terminology and recognise which terms should and shouldn't be used in the workplace.
  • Have an awareness of key moments in British LGBTQ+ history.
  • Have an awareness of gender variance, gender diversity, and how to adopt a zero-tolerance approach to biphobia, homophobia and transphobia in the workplace.
  • Understand LGBTQ+ law, including LGBTQ+ rights under the Equality Act 2010 and the Gender Recognition Act 2004.
  • Recognise what constitutes bullying, discrimination, harassment, prejudice and stereotyping, and understand the mental health effects these have on LGBTQ+ people.
  • Understand how to recognise and challenge bullying, discrimination, harassment, prejudice and stereotyping to support LGBTQ+ people in the workplace.


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.