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Accreditation:

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and offers 1 hour of CDP credit


Certification:

On successful completion of this course you will be able to print your own CDP accredited certificate via your courses home page…


Course Content:

Equality legislation has helped challenge much discrimination and prejudice, but there are still big equality gaps. Our online course will help you and your staff understands all the various types of discrimination.

Recognise equality issues within the workplace Identify discrimination, harassment and bullying challenge their own perceptions of equality and diversity apply discrimination law deal with equality issues individually deal with equality issues within the place of work.

What is equality??

Equality is about creating a fairer society where everyone can participate and has the same opportunity to fulfil their potential. Equality is backed by legislation designed to address unfair discrimination based on membership of a particular group. A more detailed list is provided in our course but some of the Acts you may be most familiar with are - Race Relations Act 1976, Sex Discrimination Act 1975, Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

Key points:
  • Equality of outcome
  • Compliance with legislation
  • ‘Owned’ by experts
  • Risk management (of litigation)
Diversity

Diversity is about recognising that everyone is different in a variety of visible and non-visible ways. It is about creating a culture and practices that recognise, respect and value difference. It is about harnessing this potential to create a productive environment in which the equally diverse needs of the customer/client can be met in a creative environment. It is about generating a workforce who feels valued/ respected and has their potential fully utilised in order to meet organisational goals. Diversity is not an ‘initiative’ or a ‘project’; it is an on-going core aim and a core process.

Key points:
  • Recognising difference
  • Linking diversity to business goals
  • Diversity as ‘mainstream’ vision
  • Benefits of diversity are stressed

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