Certificate in Equality and Diversity


13 Weeks


About the Course

An intensive, distance learning programme designed to raise your awareness of issues around equality and diversity. It will help you consider these issues in the context of society, the workplace, or the community. By enrolling on this course, you’ll develop your understanding of how equality and diversity is protected in the workplace, and how issues relating to Equality and Diversity can impact people’s lives in the workplace and their personal lives.


This course is designed for people who work in a line management role and wish to develop their knowledge of Equality and Diversity in the workplace. It is also suitable for people looking to develop their understanding of Equality and Diversity as part of their own personal and / or professional development.


These courses are delivered by online learning via our Equal platform, with 1:1 coaching from our team of expert tutors.


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Course Overview

As part of the online Certificate in Equality and Diversity course, you will develop Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours in the below areas:

  • Equality and Diversity in Society
  • Equality and Diversity in the Community
  • Equality and Diversity in the Workplace

Course Delivery

Self-directed study

In studying through an online course, you will be expected to do a significant amount of self-directed study. We’ll support by structuring the online Equal platform to give you manageable deadlines to keep you progressing through the units to ensure you achieve the qualification.


We would recommend you set aside a minimum of 5 hours per week over the duration of the course to ensure you are successful.


Should you need support or further explanation of a topic after completing the online learning / reading, you will have access to a dedicated tutor who will be on-hand on the phone or email to answer your questions.



You will be matched with an experienced Tutor and Learning Support Assistant (LSA) who will be your guide through the programme. They will work with you to help you set your objectives for what you want to get out of your participation. You will have a minimum of 2 structured progress reviews with your Tutor/LSA through the course. However, they are of course on hand throughout to deal with any questions as they arise.



Throughout the qualification you will be continually assessed against the qualification’s unit criteria. The online Equal platform contains all of the assessments and will prompt you to complete each assessment after completing the relevant section of e-learning.


Your Tutor will review all submitted work and provide you with feedback to help you further improve your understanding.

How You Will Benefit

  • Develop your understanding of issues relating to Equality and Diversity
  • Learn how the rights of individuals are protected in the workplace
  • Gain knowledge of the value to communities in creating and maintaining a diverse environment
  • Develop understanding of the support services and groups that exist within a community to ensure Equality and Diversity is maintained
  • Learn the effects of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination
  • Have the opportunity to focus on your own development, supported remotely by an experienced tutor
  • Enhance your future career development.

Entry Requirements

We highly recommend that you have access to a laptop or desktop computer to best enable you to complete the assessments.


You should have a Level 2 qualification in English, such as a GCSE at grade C / 4 or above or something equivalent.


If English is your second language, we highly recommend that you complete an ESOL course before enrolling for this qualification.

Learner Journey

During your online course, you’ll work through a series of units to achieve your qualification. For more information, please download our Learner Journey map.


Download learner journey map

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