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Understanding Gypsy and Irish Traveller Identity in Society

Understanding Gypsy and Irish Traveller Identity in Society
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Overview - Understanding Gypsy and Irish Traveller Identity in Society

By objectively outlining the past, current and present issues faced by Gypsies and Irish Travellers in the UK, this module aims to proactively reduce prejudice and discrimination towards this community.

It provides learners with an increased understanding of Gypsy and Irish Traveller history, identity and culture, as well as providing learners with the required knowledge to actively challenge negative social attitudes towards the Gypsy and Irish Traveller population.

On completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Identify the different terminology associated with Gypsy and Irish Traveller culture
  • Outline why history, culture and family are important to Gypsies and Irish Travellers and their self-identity
  • Identify how media images impact on social attitudes towards Gypsies and Irish Travellers
  • Have the knowledge to challenge social attitudes
  • Identify current and past examples of how Gypsy and Irish Travellers were and are treated by the government and power holders
  • Describe current national and local government policy in relation to the Gypsy and Irish Traveller population

Lesson Plan

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Introduction
  • Way of Life and Self-Identity
  • Attitudes and the Media
  • The Social and Political Context in the UK
  • Case Studies and Looking Ahead


The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.


Approximately 1 - 2 hours.

The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

Target Audience

This module is aimed at wide variety of people and is relevant for anybody who would like to learn more about the Gypsy and Irish Traveller population.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


I liked the case studies and the real life story from Ada as this helped to put things into context.
28/10/2015 LA
Generally interesting
19/10/2015 MP
I liked the interactive nature, the tests and the option to have the audio which I found helpful
23/04/2015 LH
I liked the interactive nature, the tests and the option to have the audio which I found helpful
IH 23/04/2015
The training module was clear and concise; easy to read through and used good information and examples
AG 02/04/2015
I could do it in my own home in my own time
KB 12/03/2015
It's easy to read and understand. Also gives a clear picture of their culture
RH 27/08/2014
Easy Read
SC 07/06/2013
I think the use of Kathleen and Joe was good, it made me think about things from their point of view
KA 06/02/2013

How it Works

This is a general guide to how the system works; if you want a more detailed guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

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This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can complete the course in stages revisiting the training at any time.

£30.00 + VAT

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On average this course contributes 1 - 2 hours towards your CPD


Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact or telephone us on 01943 885089.

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