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Compliance Essentials Library

Equality & Diversity in the Workplace Course

Although you may feel that you treat people equally, sometimes your actions might be perceived differently by others, and lead them to feel uncomfortable or discriminated against.

In 2010, the UK Government passed the Equality Act, which provides protection against various types of discrimination in respect of nine key characteristics. That means that making employment decisions or treating people differently based on stereotypes isn't just bad for business, it's illegal.

Our Equality & Diversity in the Workplace Course will help your employees to understand what steps to take to prevent discrimination and harassment across various business activities including recruitment, training and promotion.

We also offer a similar course for managers entitled Equality & Diversity for Managers.

Audience: All staff  |  Duration: 35 minutes  |  Format: E-learning module

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Appreciate the value of diversity
  • Identify the protected characteristics and types of discrimination under the Equality Act
  • Understand what harassment is and how it can arise in the workplace
  • Recognise their responsibility to prevent discrimination and harassment
  • Avoid discriminating and harassing behaviour in the workplace

Course Contents

  • Welcome
  • Stereotyping and unconscious bias
  • Value of diversity
  • Benefits of diversity
  • The Equality Act 2010
  • The nine protected characteristics
  • Types of discrimination
    - Direct discrimination
    - Indirect discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Victimisation
    - You make the call: Is it discrimination?
  • The three characteristics of harassment
    - You make the call: Is it harassment?
  • Standards of conduct
    - You make the call: Standards of conduct
  • Reporting concerns
  • Summary
  • Affirmation
  • Assessment

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This course is part of our Compliance Essentials Course Library.

Compliance Essentials is our best-selling library and there's a reason for that.

Essentials contains 30 in-depth courses and dozens of express micro-learning modules from AML, Bribery, GDPR and Equality to Health and Safety. It provides a complete and comprehensive off-the-shelf compliance solution for UK businesses that can be customised completely to fit your organisation.

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Duration Approximately 30 minutes
Audience Suitable for all staff - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels
Prerequisites No previous knowledge or experience required
Design SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via client style sheet
Assessment Ten-question assessment
Test-out Ability to offer optional test-out, whereby users can choose to skip the course content and complete the learning assignment simply by passing the assessment Deployment AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC
Deployment AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC
Compatibility All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility)
Tailoring Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS
Translation Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages
Localisation Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary

Off-the-shelf Courses

Our off-the-shelf subscription options allow you to train your staff using this course and other essential compliance courses cost-effectively.

We can also customise courses to your business needs or create fully bespoke courses to your specification.

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