The Equality Act Online Training

This Equality Act Online Training course covers:

  • The meaning of equality in the Equality Act 2010 and what the nine protected characteristics are.
  • The different types of discrimination according to the Equality Act 2010.
  • Your responsibilities under equality legislation for promoting equality in the workplace.

Fully customisable by you, at no extra cost.

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Course Introduction

Everyone has the right to be treated fairly and equally at work, regardless of where they were born, what they believe, or what they look like. When people are treated equally, they are more likely to reach their full potential and be able to contribute new perspectives, ideas and solutions.

Organisations benefit from an equal workplace as well. They have access to a wider range of talents, skills and perspectives, which can promote creativity and innovation. And through diversity and equal opportunities, organisations can better understand and meet diverse customer and societal needs.

This Equality Act Online Training course takes on average 35 minutes to complete.

Course Content

Under the Equality Act 2010, people are protected from being treated less favourably than others because of certain characteristics. The Act covers nine protected characteristics – age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

The EssentialSkillz Equality Act course describes the four different types of discrimination under the Act (direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation) using a variety of examples, scenarios and interactivity to help you recognise discriminatory actions.

There are also some exemptions that allow organisations to legally ask about protected characteristics or where discrimination can be within the law. The course provides examples of some of these exemptions so you can better understand what actions are or aren’t considered discriminatory.

We all have a right to work in an environment free from discrimination. The course outlines what you should do if you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, or you have witnessed an incident involving others. You have a responsibility to raise concerns with the appropriate person, and your organisation is required to take all complaints of unacceptable behaviour seriously.

Like all EssentialSkillz courses, this Equality Act 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 Equality Act 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 Equality Act Online Training course is CPD certified. 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?

  • Equality Act training forms an essential part of compliance training as it ensures that your organisation complies with its legal obligations and requirements.

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 all employees in the workplace who need an introduction to equality legislation and what is considered discrimination in the workplace.

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