Introduction to Equality and Diversity


Course Overview

This course explores the importance of equality, why it is important to respect and celebrate individual differences and explains why the Equality Act 2010 came into force.

Our Society is made up of people from different backgrounds with different beliefs, different life experiences and different points of view. This interactive module is designed to help you to understand why it is so important to celebrate and understand individual differences.


The aim of this course is to provide the learner with an awareness of the Equality Act 2010 and the protected characteristics covered under the Act. The key aspects of equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The types and impact of discrimination and harassment.

On completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Understand what is meant by Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Explain the Equality Act 2010
  • Identify the Protected Characteristics
  • Describe Discrimination, Harassment and Victimisation
  • Understand Positive Action


This course will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Further resources are available from the Diversity Document Toolkit. The toolkit contains factsheets, guides, forms and checklists which can support and embed what has been learnt.