Equality & Diversity Training for Managers

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

You may believe that your team is run on merit, but some may see things differently and feel let down or discriminated against.

The UK Equality Act protects against various types of discrimination in respect of nine key characteristics.

Our Equality & Diversity Training for Managers will help your leaders understand how to prevent discrimination and harassment in their teams.

We also have a companion course for all employees entitled Equality & Diversity in the Workplace.

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Equality & Diversity Training for Managers

About this Course

Available as part of our Compliance Essentials Course Library.

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Value of the principles of fairness, respect, equality, diversity, inclusion and engagement
  • Know the protected characteristics and types of discrimination under the Equality Act
  • Recognise harassment and how it can arise in the workplace
  • Promote equality and diversity across areas including recruitment, training and promotion
  • Employ procedures to prevent discrimination and harassment.

New in 2021

  • Full design review by an equality expert
  • Text & image updates throughout the course
  • New pages, activities & scenarios
  • Illustrative news story added
  • Updated scenarios & learning activities
  • New post-course assessment

Course Outline


What is Equality and Diversity for Managers?

Stereotyping & Unconscious Bias

The Value of Diversity

The Benefits of Diversity

The Equality Act 2010

The Nine Protected Characteristics

Types of Discrimination

- Direct discrimination
- Indirect discrimination



- You make the call: Is it discrimination?

The 3 Characteristics of Harassment

- You make the call: Is it harassment?

Standards of Conduct

- You make the call: Standards of conduct

Reporting Concerns

Checklist: Your Responsibilities

- You make the call: The dos and don'ts of discrimination




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Course Specifications



Approximately 25-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 is required.



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



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.



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.