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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

What does equality mean to you? If you ask people to provide their definition of equality and diversity, you're guaranteed to get a variety of answers.

Some people are wary of dealing with issues relating to equality, diversity and inclusion for fear of getting it wrong. However, under the Equality Act 2010, it is illegal to discriminate against people's gender, race, sexuality, ethnicity, abilities, disabilities, age or background in a workplace.

Therefore, employers need to understand how to deal with these potentially sensitive issues. This Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace e-learning module is designed to help.

Who is this course for?

A wide range of people would benefit from taking this Virtual College course, including anyone working in human resources, those who are involved in hiring decisions and healthcare providers.

The module is designed to improve your understanding of the meaning of equality, diversity and inclusion, and the role that individuals can play in ensuring these are never issues in a decision-making process.

Why take this course?

Taking this course will help you to make sure that any pre-existing or even unconscious biases you have are not impacting the decisions you make in your role.

After completing the module, you'll be able to:

  • Understand the definition of equality and diversity
  • Understand how the law impacts on equality and diversity
  • Understand what needs to be done to tackle remaining prejudices and biases
  • Promote equality, diversity and inclusion best practice within your organisation

Course lesson plan

The Equality, Diversion and Inclusion in the Workplace course has the following lesson plan:

  • Welcome and learning objectives
  • Existing knowledge awareness quiz
  • Introduction to equality and diversity
  • Equality and diversity legislation
  • Understanding diversity
  • How you can promote equality and diversity in your workplace

Course accreditation

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


After completing this course, you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate, which you'll be able to print off so you have a hard copy for your records.

Course duration

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace course should take two to three hours to complete on average. However, this completely depends on your individual learning speed - you can proceed as fast or slow as you like.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

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How It Works

How it Works

This is an online course which is studied via the Virtual College Learning Management System, Enable. All of the training is taken online. The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can also revisit the training material, even after you have completed the course.

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All our payments are dealt with by PayPal; one of the world’s most well-known payment providers – Great Britain’s no 1 preferred online and mobile payment method, so you can be sure that your payment will be safe and secure. Here at Virtual College we never even get to see your credit card details!

Once your purchase has gone through you will be able to continue to a login screen. Enter your name and create a password if prompted. This will log you into our Learning Management System (LMS) where you will be able to take the course or allocate it to other people.

You can purchase more than 10 courses online, however if you wish to purchase more than 10 courses, and you would like to be invoiced in advance, you can e-mail us on or contact our sales team on 01943 885 085.

Step 3: Take the course

For the best possible internet browser experience we recommend you use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox.

You will get a better learner experience if you have sound enabled. Most computers come with built-in speakers, but the narration will generally be written in text on the screen for you to read if you don't have sound turned on.

The course is interactive and you may need to click on parts of the screen before you can advance. This will be obvious as the narration and text will tell you what to do or the links will pulse and flash. The system will remember where you left off and take you back there, but you can go over any part of it as many times as you want to and take as long as you want.

You can write your own notes for the course and print them off or simply store them to access later any time you view your course.

When you get to the end, you will be presented with an assessment to check your understanding. Don't worry; in most cases you can take this assessment three times at no extra cost, and we have policies and procedures in place for adding further attempts.

Step 4: Your certificate

You will be able to print your own certificate at the end of the course.

Some courses also include the option of a high-quality posted certificate, for example our Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene courses.


Bulk discounts

Bulk discounts are available on purchases of 10 or more courses.

If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please call our sales team on 01943 885 085 to make an enquiry.

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