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Equality and Diversity

About the course

Brief Description of the Course:

This is a fully online course and requires access to an internet enabled computer or tablet. Once students receive the log in details for the programme then they can complete the course at any time and the certificate can be printed off at the end of the course. The course consists of a series of short training units followed by a quiz. The quiz can be retaken if it is not achieved at the first attempt.

Employers should make sure their employees are fully educated on the law as well as the sensitivities of discrimination for the affected individuals. Our equality and diversity online training course provides knowledge of the law and the protection it provides as well as the different types of discrimination that can occur in a work environment.

The Equality Act 2010 brought together existing anti-discrimination legislation concerning (amongst others) sex, race and disabilities under an umbrella Act in order to protect individuals from prejudice and unfair treatment either as employees, service providers or customers.

Equality and Diversity training allows organisations to combat discrimination by raising knowledge and awareness among their employees. Current laws provide a degree of protection to individuals that are discriminated against or harassed in the workplace; however educating all employees on the benefits of equality and diversity is equally as important in creating a more harmonious culture of inclusivity and tolerance.

Additional benefits of equality and diversity training include the increased confrontation and reduction of workplace bullying, harassment, or discrimination by providing employees with the knowledge of what to do when encountering (or witnessing) prejudice or mistreatment.

Entry Requirements: This course is available to all individuals with an internet enabled tablet or computer. The training and assessment is only available in English.

Certification: This course is certified by the CPD certification service.

Course Units:

The Equality Act 2010 – Protections the law offers, and the history of anti-discrimination law (the legislative guidance document can be found here).

Public sector Equality Duty – The public sector Equality Duty (which came into force in 2011, and ‘specific duties’.

Company policy – Equality & diversity policy duties and advice for employers and employees.

The 9 ‘protected characteristics’ – Race, Disability, Gender, Gender Reassignment, Age, Sexual Orientation, Religion/Belief, Pregnancy / Maternity, and Marriage/Civil Partnership.

Types of discrimination – direct, indirect, perceptive, by association, harassment (including 3rd party) and victimisation.

Costs:

All applicants must complete fire awareness before they can access any further courses. The fire awareness course is free with the first course booked per applicant and must be repeated annually with new bookings. 1 booking = 1 course (regardless of whether this is multiple individuals on one course or one individual on multiple courses.

To book multiple courses please complete the Business Course Booking form. This can be requested through adultskills@myerscough.ac.uk.

Number of bookings per application (business or individual) - Cost

1- £12

2-9 - £10

10-49 - £8

50+ - £6

Discount is applied per booking and not per company, for example a company/individual booking 15 candidates/courses will pay £8 per course. If they subsequently book a further 6 places, they will pay £10 per course.

Progression:

Please see the industry short online training section of the Adult Skills website for our full training offer.

How to Apply:

To apply for this programme, please complete the on-line application form using the links on the right of the factsheet on the website. Alternatively, printed application forms are available from Adult Skills:

Address:

Myerscough College, St Michaels Road, Bilsborrow, Preston. Lancashire, PR3 0RY

Telephone: 0800 652 5592

Email: adultskills@myerscough.ac.uk

Website: www.myerscough.ac.uk/shortcourses

Please note that the information provided in this fact sheet was accurate at the date of publication. However, programmes of study are continually being modified and information is therefore subject to change.