Equality, Diversity and Human Rights - Promote Understanding

Skills for Health
Delivery Method: eLearning

This course delivers a detailed understanding of equality and diversity and helps learners apply that knowledge in the healthcare environment. This course is for healthcare professionals with a remit for greater knowledge of the key protected characteristics and/ or promoting awareness of these standards. Learners should also complete the Equality & Diversity General Awareness course. 


This course takes a close look at fundamental issues at the heart of equality and diversity. Each of the nine modules focuses on one of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act (2010), to recognise how various types of discrimination come about (and how to counter them) and apply that knowledge in the healthcare environment

Course content
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage and civil partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation

Learning objectives
  • Improved ability to empathise with colleagues and patients from diverse backgrounds
  • A greater understanding of the nine protected characteristics through explanations, examples and case studies of discrimination
  • Ability to contribute to ensuring that access and services are appropriate to all individuals’ needs
Primary care version available

Skills for Health have now developed a Primary care version of this course with learning scenarios and assessments adapted to the needs of GPs and other primary care organisations. If you wish to order the primary care version, please request this in the order notes.

Who is the course for?

All healthcare staff who require greater awareness of equality & diversity standards and promotion of the surrounding issues in the workplace.


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 relevant standards for the Core Skills Training Framework.

Accreditations & Endorsements

The course was initially developed by the e-learning development team in Liverpool Community Health Trust. The material in the course has since been revised by Skills For Health, for national use, with the with the support of subject experts


3 hours 20 mins approx


Click 'book now' below then follow the checkout process. On receipt of your order, the e-learning team will be in touch to arrange access, please allow 24 hours. Learners can access and re-visit the course for a year.

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