Equality, Diversity and Human Rights - General Awareness

Skills for Health
Delivery Method: eLearning

This course is an introduction to the key equality and diversity issues that you need to understand and apply in your role on a day-to-day basis.


This course looks at the key issues surrounding equality and diversity, and is a general awareness course suitable for all staff. The specific aspects of equality and diversity are also covered in more detail in the Equality, Diversity & Human Rights – Promoting Understanding course which learners should also complete.

Course content
  • Introduction
  • Understanding Discrimination
  • Individual Awareness
  • Legislation

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.

Learning objectives
  • Understand what is meant by equality and diversity
  • Develop a sensitivity to the importance of appropriate communication and language
  • Appreciate why and how power should be used responsibly
  • Be aware of the current, relevant UK equality legislation, strategies and policies
  • Recognise the nature and process of discrimination
  • Identify the protected characteristics recognised within the Equality Act (2010)
Who is the course for?

All healthcare staff.


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 outcomes for level 1 of 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 support of subject experts.


1 hour 15 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.

Save more with bundles

If you are purchasing multiple courses for yourself or your organisation, you could save up to 87% with Skills for Health eLearning bundles. Find out more here. Alternatively, contact us to discuss volume discounts.

FAQ & Guidance

Our FAQ should answer most of your questions, but please do get in touch if you're still not clear about anything.

Peace of Mind Guarantee

For your peace of mind, all Skills for Health eLearning comes with a 14 day money back guarantee. If you are not satisfied or decide the package is not for you for any reason, Skills for Health are happy to refund your payment in full (or cancel your invoice).

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