Equality, Diversity and Discrimination

Started on February 23, 2020

The term ‘equality, diversity and inclusion’ means we have a responsibility to promote fairness and equal opportunity to everyone in our society. ‘Equality’ attempts to ensure everyone gets equal opportunities in life and are not subject to discrimination. We pay particular attention to some forms of discrimination including race, gender, age and disability due to historical bias against these groups. ‘Diversity’ means celebrating the differences between people and recognising these differences benefit society as a whole. ‘Discrimination’ is treating people unfairly and unequally because of entrenched and inaccurate assumptions about one or more of their characteristics.

The Equality Act 2010 is the law that governs equality and diversity in England and Wales. It is a legal requirement that people are treated equally under the law. The legislation lists nine characteristics where people have protected status. These are age, disability, race, pregnancy and motherhood, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment and marital or civil partnership status.

equality awareness training

The course discusses ways of promoting diversity and delves into the links between discrimination and values, attitudes and beliefs. It moves on to explore the dangers of stereotyping and how this unfairly and inaccurately influences how we behave towards certain groups or individuals. Over time this is an ingrained belief in large numbers of people so it becomes a dangerous and unconscious bias. This dangerous bias is the false assumption that regard certain groups of people in lower esteem than everyone else. The course concludes with strategies to put into practice on how to value others as equal, while recognising and celebrating our differences..

Course ContentModule
What is equality & diversity?1
Equality and Diversity legislation2
What do we mean by discrimination?3
Promoting diversity4
Links between values, attitudes and beliefs5
Stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination6
Institutional discrimination7
Valuing others8
Resistance to feedback9
Course summary10
Course Assessment

Online assessment for this equality, diversity and inclusion training is carried out by a series of multiple choice questions. Candidates must answer 70% of the questions correctly to pass each module. We advise you to complete each module and answer the question before moving on to the next module. This provides a better learning experience because you will need to have knowledge from earlier modules to understand some of the material in the later modules. For those who complete the course successfully, a PDF certificate of the award is sent directly to your inbox.  Hard copies of the award are available on request.  The course takes 70 minutes of training to complete. This is course content only and does not cover the time it takes to answer questions.

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