Equality Diversity and Inclusion Online Course

This Equality Diversity and Inclusion Online Course aims to introduce you to the topic of equality, diversity and inclusion in health and social care.

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Course Description

This Online Training Programme aims to introduce you to the topic of equality, diversity and inclusion in health and social care.

The course starts by describing the terms equality, diversity, inclusion and discrimination and explains the links between them. It then goes on to outline models of discrimination and oppression and explains the effects of discrimination on the individual and the wider society.

In stage two of the Equality Diversity and Inclusion Online Course, the learner is informed about the legislation and codes of practice related to equality, diversity and inclusion and also outlines the FREDA principles which link to both the Human Rights Act and the Care Quality Commission Fundamental Standards.

In stage three, the learner will explore various ways to promote equality, diversity and inclusion in their practice, including the use of words and terminology, role modelling and challenging discrimination in their role.

Study Equality Diversity and Inclusion Online Course via an eLearning platform.

Access to the Equality Diversity and Inclusion Online Course is delivered via an eLearning platform. E-Learning an efficient way of delivering courses online due to its convenience and flexibility. The resources are available from anywhere and at any time. Meaning everyone can take advantage of web-based learning regardless of their circumstances. E-Learning is invaluable for employers, meaning staff can complete CPD without the added cost of lecturers and conferences.

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Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course learners should know and understand the following:

  • Outline the terms Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Understand inclusive practice promotes equality and supports diversity.
  • Explain the potential effects of discrimination on the individual and their carers.
  • Identify relevant legislation and policy and understand how these apply to the health and social care worker – Equality Act and Human Rights Act (1998).
  • Understand what is meant by direct and indirect discrimination; discrimination by association and perception; and harassment.
  • Recall the FREDA principles (Fairness, Respect, Equality, Dignity & Autonomy).
  • Know the importance of identifying an individual’s uniqueness.
  • Understand how diversity, equality and inclusion are addressed in social care and support.
  • Know what to do if there are concerns about equality and diversity practices.

Course Syllabus

  • What is discrimination:
    • At work
    • In health and social care
  • Definitions of equality, diversity and inclusion
  • The importance of inclusion
  • Institutional discrimination
  • Thompsons PCS Model
  • Allport’s model of discrimination
  • The effects of discrimination
  • Human Rights Act 1998
  • The FREDA Principles
  • The Equality Act 2010
  • Direct and indirect discrimination
  • Discrimination by association and perception
  • Harassment
  • Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994
  • Skills for Care Code of Conduct
  • Social identity
  • Promoting equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Use of language
  • Identifying an individual’s uniqueness
  • Fair treatment
  • Respecting difference
  • Challenging discrimination
  • Reporting concerns

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