The aims of the Valuing Diversity in the Workplace - Level 2 Course are to examine the legal, regulatory and ethical considerations brought about by the changing society within which we live and to promote best practice in adopting, encouraging and managing diversity.

This programme is designed for people who wish to gain a better understanding of the changing nature of society, legal aspects of equality and the benefits that can accrue from valuing diversity in clients, customers, colleagues and staff.

Differences in beliefs, values and culture are an increasingly important part of our society. An understanding not only of the legal framework which exists, but also of the positive benefits which can arise from a varied community, are essential elements of any organisation’s success. This programme is intended to promote greater knowledge and understanding of a variety of issues which diversity raises and to encourage adoption of best practice in managing workplace relationships.

On successful completion of this course students will receive an accredited Level 2 Certificate of Achievement.

The home study course is split into the following 6 Units:

  • Unit One - Introduction

The following topics are covered: Understanding Diversity, Stereotyping and prejudice, The case for valuing diversity, Ethics and values, Changes in society, People management, Legislation and Making the full use of human resources.

  • Unit Two - The Equality Strands

The following topics are covered: Sex, race, Disability, Sexual orientation, Religion or belief, Gender reassignment and Age.

  • Unit Three – Discrimination

The following topics are covered: What kind of discrimination? What is direct discrimination? What is less favourable treatment? What is indirect discrimination? Disability discrimination, victimisation and Harassment and bullying.

  • Unit Four - Key Legislation

The following topics are covered: Equal Pay Act 1970, Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, Sex Discrimination Act 1975, Disability Discrimination Act 1995, Human Rights Act 1998, Employment Act 2002, Race Relations Act 1976 (Amendment) Regulations 2003, Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 and Sex Discrimination Burden of Proof Regulations 2003.

  • Unit Five - Adopting & Promoting Good Practice

The following topics are covered: With customer and clients, With colleagues, With employees, Managing, adopting and encouraging diversity and Moving from compliance to best practice.

  • Unit Six – Appendices

The following topics are covered: Further reading and Useful addresses

Course Duration:

Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. The home study course will take approximately 80 hours of study to complete.

Prerequisites:

There are no particular entry requirements.

Technical Support:

Once you have enrolled, you will have access to your own personal tutor by mail or email. You will receive full tutor support for a 12 month period.

Certification:

ABC AwardsOn successful completion of this course students will receive a Valuing Diversity in the Workplace Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

Information on level descriptors can be found on the Ofqual Qualification & Credit Framework level descriptors page.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.  This means that the course developers (Kendal Publishing) have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements.

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