Equality & Diversity Online Training

Making employment decisions or treating people differently based on stereotypes isn't just bad for business; it's illegal.

In 2010, the UK Government passed the Equality Act, which protects against various types of discrimination regarding nine key characteristics.

Our Equality & Diversity Online Training Course helps your employees prevent discrimination and harassment across activities from recruitment and training to promotion.

We have a companion course entitled Equality & Diversity Training for Managers for those in leadership.

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Equality & Diversity Online Training Course

About this Course

This SCORM-compatible course is part of our Essentials Library.

The library is available in the Skillcast Standard plan for larger companies or Skillcast Basic plan for those with under 50 learners.

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
  • Recognise what harassment is and the different forms it may take in the workplace
  • Recognise your responsibility to prevent discrimination and harassment
  • Avoid discriminating and harassing behaviour in the workplace

Latest Course Updates

  • Full review conducted by a Subject Matter Expert
  • Text & image updates throughout the course
  • Updates to news stories
  • 2 New MCQ's Added to the course
  • 3 MCQ's heavily updated within the course

Course outline


Stereotyping & Unconscious Bias

The Value of Diversity

Benefits of Diversity

The Equality Act 2010

The Nine Protected Characteristics

Types of Discrimination

- Direct discrimination
- Indirect discrimination



- You make the call: What type of discrimination is it?

The Three Characteristics of Harassment

- You make the call: Is it harassment?

Standards of Conduct

- You make the call: Standards of conduct

Reporting concerns




Course Specifications



Approximately 20-minute long e-learning course followed by a 10-question assessment.



Suitable for all staff - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels. No previous knowledge or experience required.



SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via a client style sheet.



All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility). AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC.



Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS.



Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages.



Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary.

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