Certificate in Valuing Diversity in the Workplace
The aims of this 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.
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 organisations 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.
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.
The course is designed for study by work based learning or distance learning. Students will receive course manual, assignments and studyguide plus tutor support. Assessment is in the form of a series of tutor marked assignments.
Subject to approval, the course will be accredited by ASET, an awarding body recognised by the UK Qualifications and Curriculum Authority.
Module 1. Introduction
Stereotyping and prejudice
The case for valuing diversity
Ethics and values
Changes in society
Making the full use of human resources
Module 2. The Equality Strands
religion or belief
Module 3. Discrimination
what kind of discrimination?
what is direct discrimination?
what is less favourable treatment?
what is indirect discrimination?
harassment and bullying
Module 4. Key Legislation
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
Sex Discrimination Burden of Proof Regulations 2003
Module 5. Adopting and Promoting Good Practice
With customer and clients
Managing, adopting and encouraging diversity
Moving from compliance to best practice