Overview

This practical, video-based course, will show you how discrimination, as defined in the Equality Act 2010, can affect the healthcare workplace. It will cover all the protected characteristics and key parts of the Act. The course will take around 40 minutes to complete.

Content

The course will provide definitions of equality, diversity and inclusion and the benefits of implementing them in a healthcare workplace.

Then you will work through a series of discrimination claims, demonstrated by actor-coaches, based on real claims made by employees in a variety of healthcare workplaces. The answers and tips on good practice will be provided.

What will I learn?

  • What equality, diversity and inclusion means.
  • The benefits of implementing equality, diversity and inclusion in a dental, medical or healthcare workplace.
  • Which protected characteristics are included within the Equality Act 2010.
  • What direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, discrimination arising from disability, the duty to make reasonable adjustments and occupational requirements means, using examples to illustrate each of them.
  • How discrimination impacts on each of the protected characteristics, based on real claims, taken by employees in healthcare environments 
  • Tips on good practice to help you minimise the risk of such claims being made by your employees.

Test your knowledge

At the end of the course, you have the option to complete a short exam to assess how much you have learned. You can complete the quiz as many times as you wish.

Certificate provided

When you achieve the pass rate of 80%, you will be provided with a certificate, outlining what you have learned.