LGBTQ+ Awareness Training

CPD Approved Diversity Scotland
LGBTQ+ Awareness Training
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  • 100% online training

  • Start when you like

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

  • Instant assessment and result

  • 1 learner per course

  • Train teams of all sizes

  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

£25 +VAT

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Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

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 an inclusive 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
  • Endorsed by Diversity Scotland
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 1-2 hours
  • Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day

What you'll learn

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define key LGBTQ+ terminology and use appropriate language in and outside the workplace.
  • Explain the meaning of gender variance and gender diversity.
  • Adopt a zero-tolerance approach to bimisia, homomisia and transmisia in and outside of the workplace.
  • Explain how LGBTQ+ rights are protected under the Equality Act 2010 and the Gender Recognition Act 2004.
  • Recognise and challenge prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination, harassment and bullying to support LGBQT+ people in and outside the workplace.

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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, mental health.

2Transgender Awareness

What does it mean to be transgender?, gender variance, transitioning, transphobia and transmisia, trans rights, psychological distress, gender dysphoria, gender non-conformity in children, intersex.

3LGBTQ+ Legislation

The Equality Act 2010, Northern Ireland's anti-discrimination laws, types of discrimination, occupational requirements in recruitment, gender reassignment, The Gender Recognition Act 2004, marriage and civil partnership, sex and sexual orientation.

4Establishing an Inclusive Working Environment

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

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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 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.

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For companies ordering 5 or more courses, you’ll also be given the option to pay by invoice.

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Course access

Once you’ve completed your purchase, look out for an email containing the details you’ll need to start your training.

Simply click the "Get Started" button on the email, and from there you can select whether the training is for yourself or for your team.

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If your delivery address is in the UK, we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address once you’ve completed your course. Although we try to deliver your certificates as soon as possible, please allow 3-4 working days for delivery.

Don’t want to wait? You can instantly download your digital certificate as a PDF after course completion.

Additionally, please note that if your company is paying by invoice we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

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Continued support

Our friendly customer support team is happy to help at any stage of your training. Call us on 0333 006 7000 or contact, and we’ll do our best to answer any questions you may have. 

Additionally, have you seen our help page? It’s full of useful information to help guide you through your training experience.