Equality, Diversity & Human Rights (Promoting Understanding)

Skills for Health
Delivery Method: e-Learning

This course delivers a detailed understanding of equality and diversity and helps learners apply that knowledge in the healthcare environment. Equality & Diversity General Awareness is a pre-requisit for this course. This course is for healthcare professionals with a remit for greater knowledge of the key protected characteristics and/ or promoting awareness of these standards.


This course looks in detail at the key issues surrounding equality and diversity. Each session looks at one of the key protected characteristics and is followed by its own assessment:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender and Gender Reassignment
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Religion and Belief
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Pregnancy and Maternity

If learners already have a good understanding of Equality, Diversity and Human Rights they can take the Equality, Diversity and Human Rights E‚ÄĎAssessment which is available as a separate course.

What will learners get out of it
  • Improved ability to empathise with colleagues and patients from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to contribute to ensuring that access and services are appropriate to individuals' needs.
**NEW** - 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.

Who is the course for?

All healthcare staff who require greater awareness of equality & diversity standards and promotion of the surrounding issues in the workplace.


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 relevant standards for the Core Skills Training Framework.

Accreditations & Endorsements

The course was initially developed by the e-learning development team in Liverpool Community Health Trust, commissioned by NHS North West. The material in the course has since been revised for national use with the with the support of subject experts


3 hours 30 mins approx

How to access this course

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.

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