Equality and Diversity Training

Compliance training helps to ensure that employees are adhering to the regulations and laws required of them and that their actions do not put the organisation they are representing in a difficult or even illegal position. Failure to comply with legislation can result in hefty fines and even imprisonment.

The Equality Act 2010 is the main piece of UK legislation put in place to protect individuals from discrimination and to promote equality in the workplace.

This equality and diversity e-learning course helps explain the protections for people under the law, but further than this, it sets out why it is important that everyone is included, how we should respond to specific situations and the benefits of a diverse workforce. The aim is to help develop a culture of diversity where everyone is respected, supported and treated equally.

Watch this video for a quick overview of our Equality and Diversity Training course.


Who is it for?

In the diverse world that we live in, this compliance learning is a general requirement for all organisations, so learners would include:

  • All employees
  • Directors
  • Managers
  • Team leaders
  • Supervisors
  • Consultants

Why study this course?

To put it simply, you’ll ensure your compliance with the principles of the Equality Act 2010 and help develop a diverse workforce. With this course:

  • You’ll help ensure organisational compliance with the Equality Act
  • You’ll help ensure personal compliance with the Equality Act
  • You’ll improve general compliance within your organisation
  • You’ll help to develop a diverse culture within your organisation
  • You’ll help your company avoid potentially costly litigation and fines

Key facts

Average course duration: 1 hour. Course content broken down as follows:
  • It’s an online e-learning short course
  • Containing four interactive modules
  • Blending text, graphics and images
  • Regular on-going testing as you progress
  • A full final assessment with certification

Price: GBP 20.00

Why study with ICM?

Practical courses - This course is designed to help you in the real business world, giving you practical skills that you can quickly and easily implement in the workplace.

Interactive and engaging - Learning doesn’t have to be boring. This multi-media course is designed to keep you engaged throughout.

Step-by-step learning - This course is broken down into easy to manage bite-size chunks. From start to finish we take you on an enjoyable learning journey.

Certificated courses - Employers recognise hard work and you will be awarded an official ICM certificate upon successful completion of your course.

Course content

  • 1Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

    • View a short case study scenario that explains how equality and diversity can affect an individual and how they are protected by the law
    • Understand the meaning of equality, diversity and inclusion
    • Identify why equality and diversity is important
    • Review the Equality Act 2010 and the protected characteristics under the law
  • 2Valuing Diversity

    • Highlighting the key meaning behind the word ‘diversity’
    • Review some of the varied examples of diversity that we all have
    • Explore how to embrace diversity and respect each other for our differences
    • Understand why diversity in the workplace is a valuable asset for an organisation
  • 3Equality Act 2010

    • Establish the legal obligations under the equality act and how they are applied
    • Identify the different types of discrimination, harassment and victimisation that are regulated under the equality act and how it is applied
    • Review a series of case studies to help understand the act in more depth
    • An overview of the additional provisions under the act, including; dual discrimination, positive action, equal pay, pay secrecy, employments tribunals and the objective justification test
    • Understand what is meant by ‘making reasonable workplace adjustments for the disabled’ under the act with some clear examples
  • 4Ensuring Equality

    • Researching the basic principles of a workplace equality and diversity policy
    • Establishing what an organisation must do to support the equality and diversity policy works and is effective
    • Identifying personal responsibilities for equality and diversity in the workplace
    • Complete a series of case study questions to establish correct procedures for typical equality and diversity scenarios
    • Acknowledging how to raise concerns regarding discrimination in the workplace
    • Highlighting the best approach to handling grievances when they occur