Approved by CPD
Equality & Diversity. Equality and Diversity is the current term used for ‘Equal Opportunities’. It is the legal obligation to protect against discrimination.
Discrimination can be against a person’s sex, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief, race or age.
We’ve all heard and used the words ‘equality’ and ‘diversity’ before but what do they actually mean and how do they affect you as an employer or employee?
Well if you take the words on their own they are actually quite different, equality is the state of being equal, especially in rights and opportunities.
Diversity is the state of being different or varied.
However these 2 things should not be seen as opposite to each other, after all people can be different but they still have the same rights.
When it comes to places of work there is legislation in place to ensure that we all meet our responsibilities in relation to equality and diversity… And one way to make sure we meet these responsibilities is through training.
In this course we’re going to be discussing two topics, ‘equality’ and diversity’ and how they relate to one another. Understanding this will help us to identify and address issues of unfairness and discrimination in the workplace.
What is Equality & Diversity, Equality and Diversity legislation, What do we Mean by Discrimination, Promoting Diversity, Links Between Values, Attitudes and Beliefs, Stereotypes, Prejudices and Discrimination Institutional Discrimination, Valuing Others, Resistance to Feedback, Course Summary.
On successful completion of the course you will be emailed a safety training quality assured certificate. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.
This course is approved by CPD as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.