Equality & Diversity

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Equality & Diversity

This short course aims to introduce individuals to the concepts of equality and diversity in a variety of environments including the community and the workplace. It will focus on the Equality Act and how this legislation makes it unlawful to discriminate.
It will highlight how stereotyping and la-belling affects individuals and outlines the effects of prejudice and discrimination on people. The content will allow an individual to explore and examine their rights and responsibilities and when to report concerns. Confidence in actively promoting equality and diversity will support a culture where an individual is able to challenge discrimination and actively remove barriers to participation.
The course content can be tailored specifically to your company’s requirements. It can utilise existing company policies and procedures, highlighting and addressing any relevant areas of concern.

Who is it for?

This short course is aimed at staff in any sector. It creates an awareness of the value of Equality and Diversity and supports staff to implement and actively promote equal opportunities in the workplace.

Topics covered include:

Employers and Employees have a legal obligations under the Equality Act 2010, this training will provide you with your roles and responsibilities including why it is unlawful to discriminate against people due to the nine protected characteristics.

Course Objectives

-Support a culture of inclusion, equality and diversity in the workplace
-Avoid direct or indirect discrimination based on any of the protected characteristics
-Apply equality and diversity principles to dealing with employees, customers, and third parties
-Understand the concepts of equality and diversity and have an overview of the main legislation and its practical implications
-Recognise and challenge discrimination with confidence
-Appreciate the benefits of diversity, equality and inclusion in the work place

Assessment

On going assessment throughout session.

Course Duration

Half day programme, this course can be run In-house for up to 8 delegates