Disability Awareness Training Online

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  • Certified by CPD
  • Audio voiceover
  • Approximate course duration 1-2 hours
  • Downloadable certificate on completion
  • 100% online training

This Disability Awareness online course aims to help learners understand the importance of disability awareness. It describes relevant UK laws and explains important elements of an inclusive workplace. Learners will find out about  different types of disabilities, and they will learn about the need to make adjustments for disabled people.

All workplaces should have an equal opportunities policy so that people with disabilities are given the same chances as anyone else. To this end, managers need to know how to be inclusive so they comply with equality and diversity laws.

The approximate duration of this online training course is 1 to 2 hours.

What is a disability awareness course?

A disability awareness course is a training program designed to educate individuals on the various types of disabilities, the challenges faced by people with disabilities, and the importance of inclusivity and accessibility. The course aims to increase understanding and sensitivity towards people with disabilities and to promote a more inclusive and diverse society. Topics covered in the course may include disability etiquette, laws and policies related to disability, and ways to promote accessibility and inclusion in the workplace, community, and beyond. The ultimate goal of a disability awareness course is to create a more informed, accepting, and supportive society for individuals with disabilities.

Why is Disability Awareness Training important?

There are 14 million disabled people in the UK. Many of these people struggle to go about their daily lives, have a meaningful career, or use public services. Awareness is a vital step in the drive to make society more accessible for all.

People who don’t have a disability, and don’t know any disabled people, can be unaware of what it is like to live with a disability. For example, they might not understand the problems that disabled people face on a daily basis. If business managers don’t know about these challenges, they are unlikely to make changes.

For more information on how disability inclusion can help your organisation, read our article on Why is disability inclusion important in the workplace?

Who is the Disability Awareness course for?

Our Disability Awareness training course is suitable for all workplaces and all levels of employees and aims to increase awareness of both visible and invisible disability issues in the workplace.

What are the learning outcomes for Disability Awareness course?

After completing the course you will be able to describe:

  • The prevalence of disability and the importance of disability awareness.
  • UK laws that relate to disability.
  • The essential characteristics of an inclusive workplace.
  • Appropriate and respectful language relating to disability.
  • A range of actions that will make communications accessible.

When do I get my Disability Awareness training certificate?

Disability Awareness Certificate

You can download your Disability Awareness certificate as soon as you have passed the online assessment.

Our courses conform to the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and are accredited by the CPD Certification Service. Your disability awareness certificate will include the CPD logo. This means you can use it as evidence of compliance.

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Why choose i2Comply as your Training Provider

i2Comply provides over 40 online courses in topics such as health and safety, health and social care, fire safety, food hygiene and regulatory compliance. These courses are cost-effective, engaging, interactive and well structured.

We allocate a training licence to a learner when they actually start a training course for the first time, not when their training account is created. This means training licences stay in your account until you need them.

We have a very experienced and friendly customer service support team that is available to provide you with support via email or telephone.

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What does the Disability Awareness training cover?

The Disability Awareness online course contains the following 6 topics:

1 – Introduction to Disability Awareness

The first topic explores common myths about disability. It explores different models of disability and outlines the impact of microaggressions and unconscious bias.

2 – Disability Statistics

The second topic provides facts and figures about disability and attitudes to disability in the UK.

3 – Disability and UK laws

The third topic outlines the Equality Act and what this means for disabled people and for organisations. It also describes other laws and policies that are relevant to disability including the Human Rights Act, the UN Convention on Disability Rights and the Public Sector Equality Duty.

4 – Being an inclusive company

Topic 4 explores reasons why an organisation should be inclusive when it comes to disability. It describes the disability employment gap and identifies some sound business reasons for inclusion. It also identifies actions that an organisation can take to be more inclusive in staff selection, interviewing and induction.

5 – Language

The fifth topic outlines the importance of language about disability. It identifies ways that language can be harmful, even when well-intentioned. The topic also provides general guidelines for respectful language, and advice about specific disabilities.

6 – Accessibility

The final topic explains why it is important to make your products and services easy to use by everyone. It identifies actions that make your services easier to use and then shows how you can improve emails, presentations and documents.

Disability Awareness online course assessment

When a learner has completed all of the topics in the training course, they can take the assessment. The assessment consists of 15 questions. There is a bank of questions for each topic in the course, so the questions change each time a learner takes the assessment.

There is no limit on the number of test attempts at the Disability Awareness assessment so it can be taken as many times as necessary. Also, the feedback shows which topics the learner should revise after the assessment.

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Other online Regulatory Compliance courses

i2Comply offer a range of online training courses suitable for all businesses. We make it as straightforward as possible to ensure you are following your legal guidelines. View all our available courses here.

Find a list below of all of our Regulatory Compliance courses. You can view additional information on each course by clicking through from the titles listed below.

  1. Anti-Money Laundering Training Course
  2. Bribery Act 2010 Training Course
  3. Cyber Security Training Course
  4. Data Protection and the GDPR Course
  5. Data Protection and the GDPR (Advanced) Course
  6. Equality and Diversity Awareness Course
  7. Freedom of Information and the Law Course
  8. Menopause Awareness Course
  9. Mental Health Awareness Course
  10. Modern Slavery Awareness Course
  11. Unconscious Bias Training Course

Not only do we offer Regulatory Compliance courses, but you will also find courses for fire safety, health and safety, food hygiene and health & social care.

The benefits of Disability Awareness in the workplace

Disability Awareness training helps workplaces become more inclusive so that no group of people is left out, and this improves wellbeing throughout an organisation. This can help with productivity and reduce staff turnover. Finally, all UK workplaces need to have disability-friendly policies and use hiring processes that encourage applications from a wide range of people, including those with disabilities.

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