Equality, Diversity & Human Rights

Skills for Health
Delivery Method: eLearning

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This course introduces equality, diversity, and human rights. It explores these terms and the benefits of valuing equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and in healthcare. It also introduces the Equality Act 2010 and the Human Right Act 1998. 

Learners will not only study the various types of discrimination, inappropriate behaviours and bias, they will also learn how to challenge discrimination, promote inclusion, and understand the responsibilities we have to uphold equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. 

Course modules
  • Introduction to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Understanding Discrimination
  • The Public Sector Equality Duty and Equality Monitoring
  • Human Rights and Our Responsibilities
  • Inappropriate Behaviours
  • Understanding Bias and Its Impact
  • Inclusive Environments 

Learning objectives
  • Understand the terms of equality, diversity and human rights and how they are applied within the context of the health sector.
  • Understand how a proactive inclusive approach to equality, diversity and human rights can be promoted.
  • Understand the purpose and benefits of monitoring equalities and health inequalities.
  • Understand the benefits that an effective approach to equality, diversity and human rights can have on society, organisations and individuals.
  • Understand how legislation, organisational policies and processes can empower individuals to act appropriately and understand people’s rights.
  • Know how to treat everyone with dignity, courtesy and respect and value people as individuals.
  • Know what to do if there are concerns about equality and diversity practices, including how to use any local whistle blowing policy procedures and other related policies such as Bullying at Work and Dignity at Work.
  • Understand what bias is, and how it can manifest itself as stereotypes and microaggressions.
Who is the course for?

All healthcare staff, including unpaid and voluntary staff. 


The session is followed by an assessment with a pass mark of 80%. Progress can be tracked by managers for internal audits and learners can keep a certificate of completion for CPD. This course meets the outcomes for level 1 of the Core Skills Training Framework.

Accreditations & Endorsements

This course has been developed by Gary Loke. Gary is an independent equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) practitioner with over 20 years’ experience in research and policy development focused on EDI in the higher education and third sectors. Gary works with organisations on strategic organisational EDI development. 

This course meets the outcomes for Equality, Diversity and Human Rights in the Core Skills Training Framework and Equality and Diversity in the Care Certificate Standards. 


80 mins


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