Gender & Sexuality Awareness Online Training

This Gender and Sexuality Online Training course covers:

  • Challenges LGBTQ+ people face in the workplace and society.
  • Gender and sexual orientation terminology.
  • What you can do to promote respect and inclusion for LGBTQ+ people in the workplace.

Fully customisable by you, at no extra cost.

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Course Introduction

There is a long history of inequality, oppression and even violence towards LGBTQ+ people. Today, there are policies and legislation designed to give people equal opportunities irrespective of their sexual orientation or gender identity. However, the reality is that LGBTQ+ people still face discrimination and exclusion in the workplace and wider society.

Most people don’t intend to be disrespectful or discriminate. They perhaps don’t fully understand the diverse representations of sex, gender and sexual orientation, and don’t realise the impact their words and actions can have. But by becoming more aware of the correct terminology, and learning how to be respectful, we can help break down stigmas, prejudices and biases. It also allows us to build more equal, diverse and inclusive workplaces, where everyone feels safe and empowered.

This Gender and Sexuality Awareness Online Training course takes on average 40 minutes to complete.

Course Content

This Gender and Sexuality Awareness course covers the challenges that LGBTQ+ people face in the workplace and society, and the benefits individuals and organisations can gain from building a diverse and inclusive work environment. It describes the differences between sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.

You will learn how to respond appropriately and respectfully if someone comes out to you, as well as what to do if you unintentionally say or do something disrespectful. The course also outlines what you should do if you or someone else are being disrespected, bullied, harassed or discriminated against at work.

This course is not intended to assign labels to LGBTQ+ people but rather it aims to build awareness around LGBTQ+ language to help everyone be more respectful and inclusive. The list of terms included is not exhaustive or definitive. People might have their own variations of these definitions, and language and definitions are constantly evolving as our understanding of gender and sexual orientation grows.

Like all EssentialSkillz courses, the Gender and Sexuality Awareness eLearning course can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand specific content 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 Gender and Sexuality Awareness 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 Gender and Sexuality Awareness Online Training course was developed in collaboration with and approved by ShoutOut. This ensures that our courses adhere to the highest standards of training, and provide a practical and meaningful learning experience.

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Why is this course important for compliance?

  • Under the Equality Act 2010, organisations have a duty to ensure people do not suffer discrimination or harassment based on protected characteristics, which include sex, gender reassignment and sexual orientation.

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 can be taken by anyone in an organisation that wishes to learn more about equality and diversity and how they can promote a more respectful and inclusive workplace.

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