LGBTQ+ Awareness

This LGBTQ+ Awareness online training has been designed to give a deeper understanding of the key issues LGBTQ+ workers face and help create an inclusive environment for all employees. The training looks at the definition of gender identity and sexual orientation, research, understanding of discrimination, hate crime, LGBTQ+ in education and much more.

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Course Overview


  • Intermediate
  • 2-3 Study Hours
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate


  • 2 CPD Points
  • CPD Certified

Course description

This training is designed to giver learners a much deeper understanding of the key issues facing LGBTQ+ workers and how to ensure that they are safeguarded in the workplace

Upon completion of this course learners will be able to create an inclusive environment for all employees through their policies and procedures.

This LGBTQ+ Awareness training course will widen your awareness of gender identity and sexual orientation, and includes the following subject topics:

  • The definition of gender identity and sexual orientation, Gender Identity Disorder (GID) and Gender Dysphoria
  • The definition and usage of words, including ‘queer’, ‘pansexual’, ‘non-binary’ etc. 
  • The processes involved in transitioning
  • Research and understanding of discrimination
  • Hate crime, minority stress 
  • LGBTQ+ health issues, both mental and physical, and the difficulties of accessing appropriate healthcare
  • Children and young people, gender identity and sexuality
  • LGBTQ+ in education
  • Pride

This LGBTQ+ Awareness course covers personal experiences and case studies, educational downloads and discussion of a whole school approach, links to relevant organisations, interactive infographics including relevant statistics, and a timeline detailing the gains made in LGBTQ+ awareness. Challenges to test a learner’s knowledge are also included.

This LGBTQ+ training would be useful for those working in healthcare, education and youth workers.

You will learn

  • Explain what is meant by LGBTQ+, gender identity disorder and gender dysphoria
  • Explain what is meant by minority stress
  • Outline the challenges, health inequalities and discrimination faced by LGBTQ+ people in society
  • Describe bullying faced in school
  • Outline actions schools and colleges can take to build a supportive environment

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Nurses
  • Hospital Workers
  • Social Worker
  • Care workers

How the online courses work

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  • Buy the course

    When buying one of our courses, you will need to enter a valid email address which will be used to create your account with our Learning Management System – Enable – where you will take the training. We will also send your purchase receipt to this email address, and any additional courses purchased in future using the same email address will be added to your system account.

    Once you have purchased a course, you will be able to send this course to other people using your system account with Enable by entering the new learner’s email address so that they may access the training and set up their own system account with our Learning Management System.

    If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.

  • Take the course

    This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.

    The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physical copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.

  • Your Certificate

    Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College and will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable.

    If you have bought the posted certificate option (available on select courses), a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out at the beginning of the following working week.