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Equality and Diversity Awareness

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: £15+VAT

This online Equality and Diversity training ensures you are aware of the benefits of diversity and are able to avoid situations where discrimination, harassment and other equality-related offences could be committed. It outlines the nine protected characteristics covered under the Equality Act 2010.

The approximate duration of this training is 2 hours.

Who is it for?

Employees in any workplace environment, to help them understand the role they should play in Equality and Diversity.

When do I get my certificate?

When you have successfully passed the course you will be able to download and print your certificate straight away.

As this course has been accredited by the CPD Certification Service, your certificate will contain the CPD logo and can be used to provide evidence for compliance.

What does the course cover?

The course contains the following 12 topics and includes an assessment:

The Language of Equality and Diversity

  • The meaning of six key terms used when discussing equality and diversity.

Why Bother About Equality and Diversity?

  • The benefits that diversity brings to the workplace and society as a whole.

Equality and the Law

  • The purpose of the Equality Act 2010
  • How it prohibits unfair treatment in a wide range of situations.

Direct Discrimination

  • What is meant by Direct Discrimination and how an offence can be committed.

Associative Discrimination

  • What is meant by Associative Discrimination.

Perceptive Discrimination

  • What is meant by Perceptive Discrimination.

Indirect Discrimination

  • What is meant by Indirect Discrimination.


  • What is meant by harassment.


  • What the Equality Act means when it refers to victimisation.

The Public Service Equality Duty

  • The purpose of the Public Service Equality Duty and the requirements it places on public sector organisations.

Positive Action

  • What is meant by Positive Action and how it differs from Positive Discrimination.

Equality, Diversity and Human Rights

  • What is meant by human rights and the link between the Human Rights Act 1998 (also known as the HRA) and the Equality Act.


The assessment is generated from question banks so that the questions change each time a candidate takes the assessment – making the training suitable for initial and refresher training.

There is no limit on the number of attempts at the assessment and informative feedback is given so candidates can learn from their incorrect responses.

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