LGBTQ+ Awareness Training

Duration 1-2 hours

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.

100% online training

Access anywhere

Same day digital certificate

Printed certificate posted next working day

Full audio voiceover

Unlimited assessment attempts

Developed with an experienced LGBTQ+ consultant

Accredited by CPD

Assessed by Diversity Scotland

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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Module 1: Gender Identity and Sexual Diversity

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

Module 2: Transgender 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.

Module 3: LGBTQ+ 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.

Module 4: Establishing 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.

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.

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.

Written by experts

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In partnership with

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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