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Course details

Course objectives:

  • Explore the concepts of equality and diversity and their relevance to wider society.
  • Recognise inequality and its impact.
  • Identify challenges relating to equality and diversity faced by organisations.
  • Know the benefits of a diverse workforce.
  • Gain an overview of the Equality Act 2010 and the protection it provides.
  • Explore the role of human rights in achieving equality.
  • Learn to recognise and tackle discrimination.
  • Explore ideas surrounding inclusion and their impact.
  • Define what inclusion means in terms of equality and diversity.
  • Know the advantages of an inclusive workplace.
  • Recognise ways you can improve your own behaviour and practice to promote inclusion and challenge prejudice.


  • Equality
  • Diversity
  • Understanding inclusion
  • Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • Promoting inclusion
  • Diversity and equal opportunity
  • Impact of social exclusion
  • Benefits of inclusion
  • Who’s responsibility?
  • Legislation
  • Reflection
  • Prejudice or discrimination?
  • Dealing with prejudice
  • Promoting anti-discrimination in the workplace
  • Valuing diversity
  • What does anti-discrimination mean in practice?
  • How do you behave?
  • Dealing with disabilities
  • The Equality Act 2010
  • The difference a view can make
  • Dealing with race, religion and ethnicity
  • Minority ethnic groups in organisations
  • Promoting race equality
  • The legislation on race equality
  • Religious discrimination
  • Types of racial and religious discrimination
  • Sexuality and gender
  • Sexual discrimination and sexual orientation discrimination
  • How can you promote inclusion?
  • The effects of homophobic bullying
  • How to promote inclusion
Course length
1 hour 15 minutes
Target group
This course is a Mandatory requirement for all Coventry City Council employees. It must be included in an induction programme for new starters and must be refreshed every three years.

This course can be accessed through the Council’s E-learning platform.
If you are unable to access the E-learning platform please contact: