Unconscious Bias Online Training

This Unconscious Bias Online Training course covers:

  • What unconscious bias is and how it can influence behaviour.
  • Different types of unconscious bias commonly seen in the workplace.
  • Techniques for how to recognise and manage your unconscious bias.

Fully customisable by you, at no extra cost.

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Course Introduction

How we perceive the world, act, make decisions and treat others are all influenced by things like our upbringing, culture, experiences, and personal likes and dislikes. We take some actions consciously, meaning we are aware of what we are doing and why. However, often we are unaware of the underlying factors that influence our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. And if those underlying factors go unacknowledged and unmanaged, they can have damaging effects.

Understanding the intricacies of the human mind is complex. However, becoming more aware of our thoughts and what might be driving them can help to prevent unintentional bias, conflict and discrimination, and promote respect and inclusion at work.

This Unconscious Bias Online Training course takes on average 35 minutes to complete.

Course Content

The EssentialSkillz Unconscious Bias eLearning course describes what unconscious bias is and how it can influence behaviour both inside and outside the workplace. For example, it can lead to poor decisions in recruitment, training, performance evaluation and promotion. On a wider scale, it reduces employee morale, increases turnover, and has rippling effects on families, communities and economies. And if bias relates to a protected characteristic under the Equality Act, it can be considered discrimination.

The Unconscious Bias course outlines common types of unconscious bias, helping you to identify biases you or others in your workplace might have. It covers different types of unconscious bias, such as the halo effect, horns effect, confirmation bias, beauty bias, affinity bias, conformity bias, gender bias, and name bias, using examples and scenarios.

While it can be difficult to change how we naturally respond to a person or situation, with the right mindset and knowledge of different techniques, we can work towards combating our unconscious bias and making more conscious and objective decisions. The course outlines practical techniques that you and others can use, and what to do if you notice yourself or someone else being biased. Recognising and managing unconscious bias is one step towards promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and in wider society.

Like all EssentialSkillz courses, this Unconscious Bias eLearning course can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand the specific policies and procedures developed for your organisation. A designated course administrator can edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation, all at no extra cost.

Key features

All our courses provide technically accurate training which keeps your organisation in line with best practice. We include the latest techniques in learning which ensure learners are engaged throughout. Our courses are also:

Fully customisable by you

Add your own scripts, images, videos, presentations and interactions – with no coding experience required. Use our suite of templates to make our courses your own, delivering highly relevant training to your organisation at no extra cost.

White label branding

We can brand our training with your unique corporate identity to make your users feel right at home throughout the training journey.

Integrate with your LMS

You can deploy this course using our compliance platform. Alternatively, you can deliver this course, with all its key features, directly from your third-party LMS.


Our Unconscious Bias course can integrate with JAWS ® a widely available text-to-speech integration to help visually impaired users engage with the same, unabridged and high-quality compliance training as their colleagues.


On successful completion, learners receive a personalised certificate which includes the learner’s name, score and date of completion. Certificates can be viewed, downloaded and printed off at any time to serve as a record of compliance.


Our Unconscious Bias Online Training course is written by subject matter experts and experienced instructional designers. This ensures that our courses adhere to the highest standard of training and will provide a practical and meaningful learning experience to our customers.

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Why is this course important for compliance?

  • Although unconscious bias is unintentional, it can lead to disrespect, bullying, discrimination or harassment. These actions are illegal if it relates to one of the nine protected characteristics in the Equality Act 2010 – age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, sex and sexual orientation.
  • Employers have a duty of care to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of all of their employees and those who might be affected by the organisation’s activities.

Add your own questions

Create your own question and answer bank to test your users on the key information that they need to know to be fully compliant. Set core questions to appear in the test section that users are required to pass so that crucial learning points are reinforced.

Randomise test questions

Generate 10 random questions from a bank of 20 to test your user’s retention and understanding of key content.

Set the pass mark

As training administrator, you can configure the passing score that users need to complete the course. Set your own grade boundaries to ensure your training complies with the standards set out by your organisation.

Who should take this course?

This course is suitable for anyone in an organisation who wants to learn more about how unconscious bias can affect their relationships and decision making. This course will use workplace examples, but they can be applied to situations outside of the workplace as well. Managers and employers might find this course particularly useful to help improve diversity and inclusion in their organisation.

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