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Compliance Essentials Library

Unconscious Bias Training Course

Everyone has unconscious bias. It's a part of human nature. It is the tendency to perceive people or events in a certain way when we make 'snap' decisions or assessments. This can impact the way they work with others and the decisions they make, and even illegal discriminatory behaviour.

Equality laws in the UK have created nine protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. Unconscious bias based on any of these areas is discriminatory and illegal.

Our Unconscious Bias Training Course helps your employees to understand what unconscious bias is and the impact that it can have at work. It also explains the measures that your company has adopted to combat this potentially illegal behaviour.

We also have a similar course aimed at managers entitled Unconscious Bias for Managers.

Audience: All staff  |  Duration: 20 minutes  |  Format: E-learning module

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Appreciate what unconscious bias is and what its consequences are
  • Take steps to tackle unconscious bias themselves
  • Manage unconscious bias in their team

Course Contents

  • Welcome
  • Understanding unconscious bias
    - Different forms of bias
    - Examples
    - Exercise: Unconscious bias or not?
  • Real news stories
  • Unconscious bias at the top
  • Best practice for preventing unconscious bias
  • Asking the right questions
  • Scenario 1: Nancy
  • Scenario 2: Chung
  • Scenario 3: Alison
  • 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 20 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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