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

Available as part of our Compliance Essentials Library.

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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