Equality and diversity

Equality, diversity and inclusion aren’t just words. They’re also ways of thinking and acting that welcome and celebrate difference. These principles should underpin all aspects of a workplace and work role. Consider how equality, diversity, inclusion, and discrimination, affects everyone and understand equality legislation, ‘protected characteristics’, and the impact of workplace discrimination.

Learning outcomes

  • Learners will learn what the key words ‘equality’, ‘diversity’, ‘participation’, ‘inclusion’, and ‘discrimination’ mean
  • Learners will be introduced to the Equality Act 2010 and the protected characteristics
  • Learners will become aware of the benefits of a diverse workplace

Advantages of this course

  • This course offers information to all individuals who have to interact with others in their day-to-day life
  • It is important to be aware of the legislation for equality and discrimination
  • The course includes an introduction to the Human Rights Act 1998 covering fundamental rights and freedoms
  • Website and video resources are utilised to explain the risks further
  • Additional activities encourage the learner to reflect on the learning
  • There is also suggested extra reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge
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