Introduction to Equality and Diversity

Educate your employees on the importance of equality and diversity in the workplace

Key Learning Points:

  • What constitutes discrimination
  • How to prevent direct or indirect discrimination
  • How to prevent discrimination by association or perception
  • How to deal with harassment and victimisation
  • How to recognise protected characteristics which must not form the basis of how we treat each other

Course Overview

This online training course introduces the concept of equality and diversity in the workplace and outlines employees’ responsibilities when it comes to creating a respectful and inclusive workplace.

The course offers an introduction to equality and diversity, from legislation and key principles, through to responsibilities and good practice in the workplace.

Course Details

  • Course duration: 50 minutes
  • Available in 2 Languages
  • Certificate on completion
  • Regular course updates
  • Course can be tailored using Adapt Authoring Tool
  • Course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements

Course Contents

This equality and diversity online course is broken down into three main modules.

This equality and diversity online course is broken down into three main modules.

Overview of equality and diversity

Equality and diversity is about making sure that everyone is treated fairly, and with dignity and respect. This module provides a definition of equality and diversity and introduces the main UK legislation. You will see examples, which demonstrate how discrimination undermines the key principles of equality and diversity and responsibilities within the workplace.

Approaching equality and diversity

Everyone has a duty to uphold the principles of equality and diversity and to ensure that we do not act unlawfully by discriminating against others. This module explores the main themes, current policy and legal areas that need to be considered in the workplace. You will explore the Equality Act 2010 and scenarios which demonstrate the key principles.

Fairness and dignity at work

Everyone has the right to be treated fairly with dignity and respect in the workplace. This module demonstrates some of the behaviours that you may encounter which undermine or damage respect, dignity and fairness in your workplace. It also shows you ways in which you can raise your concerns, and ways in which to tackle unacceptable behaviour.

This course is published by Cylix

Tailored versions of the courses are available for the following sectors

Compatible for

Any Workplace

Public Sector




Fire & Rescue

The Assessment

Learners are tested on their knowledge throughout the course with short quizzes and feedback on the answers. At the end of each module, learners must take an assessment test and answer 80% of the questions correctly to complete the module. Learners can also take the assessment again to improve their score.

2 Ways of Purchasing

You can purchase our courses individually or for even better value you can purchase the complete range of Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Management courses in one neat bundle.

1. Individual Licenses

If you buy courses on an individual bases you pay a price per learner, per course per year. You can run these courses on your own LMS if Xapi/SCORM compliant or you can take them online.


2. Complete Bundle

Buy all of the Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Training courses in one great value package and receive unlimited benefits including our AI driven Learning Experience Platform, Astute.

1. Individual Pricing

Number of Learners Cost (per year)
1 - 10
£34.50 / per learner
11 - 20
£29 / per learner
21 - 50
£23 / per learner
51 - 100
£17.50 / per learner
101 - 150
£11.50 / per learner
Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide.

2. Complete Bundle Pricing

If you buy all the Compliance, Health & Safety or Performance Training in a complete bundle, all features come as standard, no matter the size of your organisation!
Number of Learners Cost (per year)
50 - 100
£34.50 / per learner
101 - 200
£29 / per learner
201 - 300
£24.50 / per learner
301 - 400
£21 / per learner
401 - 500
£17.50 / per learner
501 - 750
£14.50 / per learner
751 - 1000
£11.50 / per learner
1001 - 2500
£9.50 / per learner
2501 - 5000
£7 / per learner
5000 - 10,000
£6 / per learner
10,000 +

Included Features

  • All courses in our catalogue
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  • New courses added regularly
  • Branded, downloadable posters
  • Customise Course Content for Your Team
  • Regular course updates
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • Unlimited help desk support
Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide. Prices are based on a 2 year contract.

Why Equality and Diversity is Important

In addition to the morality aspect, it is ok to understand that workforce diversity is not just a legislative requirement – it’s good for business, too. It promotes equality of opportunity for all, meaning that everyone has the chance to reach their full potential and attend a workplace without fear of discrimination or prejudice. For organisations, it vital for employees to understand equality, diversity and inclusion, and their role in contributing to a workplace that treats everyone with fairness, dignity and respect.


If you have any questions that are not covered here, please get in touch.

Equality is about ensuring everybody has equal opportunity in the workplace so that everyone is treated fairly. Creating an equal environment prevents people from being discriminated against because of their characteristics. While diversity is about taking account of the differences between people within a group and placing a positive value on those differences. A workforce should be built up of people that all look different, think differently, and have different beliefs.

The Equality Act 2010 is the main legislation which protects people from discrimination related to any of the protected characteristics. Its main focus is that people are protected from discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.

There is no doubt that discrimination affects businesses negatively. Discriminating against employees on any grounds other than their skills and talent is detrimental for business. It could open up the business to time-consuming and costly legal troubles, often leading to loss of business and reputation. Discrimination also damages workplace culture and employee morale.

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