Equality & Diversity

Course Description

This course forms part of the mandatory training requirements for all staff working within the health and social care field. Ensuring the principles of equality and anti-discriminatory practice are embedded within all care settings protecting not only people receiving care and support, but also ensure those working within the sector are protected against discriminatory practices.

Course Outline

  • Understand the terms equality and diversity
  • Define the terms stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination, victimisation and harassment and how these may be present within the care environment
  • Provides an overview of the Equality Act 2010 and protected characteristics identified within it
  • Responsibilities of both employers and employees in preventing discrimination, stereotyping or prejudice
  • Understand the importance of celebrating diversity and how this can be done within health and social care settings

Course Duration



The trainer will carry out an on-going assessment.


All delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.


The course can be delivered at locations to suit the client or at one of our training venues.

More About This Course

What is involved in equality and diversity training?

Equality and Diversity Health and Social Care Level Training is all about educating workers in regards to how people should be treated. The simple answer is that everyone should be treated equally and given equal opportunities whilst their disadvantages should also be taken into consideration. There should be no forms of discrimination in or outside the workplace. Equality and Diversity Health and Social Care Level Training is put in place to eradicate discrimination.

The act of discrimination is in regards to a negative attitude towards somebody based on their difference. Actions such as labelling, stereotyping and prejudice can all lead to discrimination.

Examples of taking someone’s disadvantage into consideration can include ensuring that there are ramps outside buildings for anybody who is in a wheelchair. Another example, would be giving information to staff in different forms such as Braille if you had a member of staff who was blind.

Some examples of the things that make up diversity are as follows:

  • Age
  • Appearance
  • Ability
  • Disability
  • Job role
  • Health
  • Background
  • Gender
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Sexual orientation
  • Religion
  • Belief
  • Values
  • Culture
  • Race
  • National origins
  • Marital status


Most Equality and Diversity Health and Social Care Level Training courses will cover the Equality Act 2010 and go through the protected characteristics, discrimination and unfair treatment within a professional environment.

The UK is an ever expanding country and continues to play host to all different types of cultures which means that workplaces are becoming more diverse too. With that being said it is vital that training such as Equality and Diversity Health and Social Care Level Training courses are carried out to ensure that everybody is treated equally.

Why should someone do equality and diversity training, and what are the benefits?

There are multiple benefits of Equality and Diversity Health and Social Care Level Training within a business. For businesses, only having one point of view all the time can have a negative impact on the way the business moves forward. With Equality and Diversity Health and Social Care Level Training, this will mean more diverse cultures within the workplace due to better recruitment which then allows for things to be viewed from different perspectives allowing the businesses to make better decisions moving forward.

Furthermore, with the lack of discrimination within the workplace due to the Equality and Diversity Health and Social Care Level Training, staff are likely to feel more valued, motivated and loyal. All of these factors are key to a business running smoothly.

With staff not feeling like they will be judged due to them coming from different backgrounds, they are more likely to provide honest opinions and views which is very important for a business.

Why should someone choose to do equality and diversity training with Embark Learning?

Here at Embark Learning, we have the tools, experience and knowledge to ensure that your staff are trained properly. We are here to help educate your staff so that your businesses can thrive with a healthy and positive atmosphere in your workplace.

We will provide feedback to clients and learners to ensure that they feel motivated and understand exactly what they have been learning and why they are learning it.

Contact us today for more information!