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LGBTQ+ Awareness

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Our LGBTQ Awareness course is for anyone wanting to know the up to date laws and legislations around LGBTQ+ itself. You will learn the importance of language and terminology in relation to minority groups and how the ways in which people are referred to and portrayed can have a significant impact on how they are perceived in society. You will learn whilst there are some similarities between bullying and harassment, the two are different, particularly when it comes to legalities.

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All about this LGBTQ+ Awareness course

This LGBTQ+ Awareness course will cover some of the specific language and terminology that is used in relation to LGBTQ+. This course will also cover discrimination and intersectional discrimination in detail, as well as looking in depth at the difference between bullying and harassment.

The Human Rights Act 1998 will be covered in this course and you will learn that if any individual believes that their human rights have been breached that they can take action against this in court.

You will consider LGBTQ+ Awareness in schools and the new obligation for schools in England to teach LGBTQ+ relationships as part of relationship and sex education classes.

You will also explore the governments work in tackling bullying against LGBTQ+ in young people in schools and colleges.

In our course you will consider that it is important that everyone challenges LGBTQ+ phobia so that more harmonious communities and societies can be built.

Our LGBTQ+ Awareness course will finish off by exploring real life case studies of harassment, bullying and discrimination and you will consider what the effects that these can have on a persons physical and mental health.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

  • Fully CPD registered
  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
  • Fully printed certificate posted next day
  • Covers all required legislation and practices
  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to LGBTQ+ – In this first unit you will learn to recognise some of the specific language and terminology that is used in relation to LGBTQ+. You will then go on to consider the impact of Section 28 and how Stonewall was developed and because of this, what they have achieved since their outset in 1989. In this unit you will also consider discrimination and intersectional discrimination in particular, before ending with the key elements of preventing homophobia and discrimination and some statistics of LGBTQ+.
  • Unit 2 – LGBTQ+ legislation – This unit will focus on the legislation where several acts are examined to reflect their relevance to LGBTQ individuals. You will also consider LGBTQ+ awareness in schools and the new obligation for schools in England to teach about LGBTQ+ relationships as part of Relationship and Sex Education classes. The unit ends with information about Ofsted requirements in terms of LGBTQ+ being taught in education.
  • Unit 3 – Transgender awareness –  This unit will give you a clear understanding of what the terms ‘gender variance’, ‘transitioning’ and ‘gender reassignment’ mean. You will take into consideration how transitioning can take place and what rights individuals have when they have reassigned their gender.
  • Unit 4 – Discrimination faced by trans individuals – In this unit you will consider some of the key terms that are related to discrimination and how these relate specifically to trans individuals. You will examine the short and long-term impacts of discrimination and what they can be, as well as studying a case study at the end of this unit which will highlight a case of direct discrimination and one trans individual’s victory against a local business.
  • Unit 5 – Establishing inclusive environments and managing intolerance – In the final unit you will learn the importance of building and maintaining positive engagements in order to bring about cohesive societies. You will consider what is meant by discrimination, how employers have to adhere to anti-discrimination legislation and how they effectively manage harassment and bullying in the workplace. This unit will end with a case study showing how a major retailer was taken to court by an employee for not adhering to legislation relating to discrimination and the impact that this had on the employee.
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How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes a few hours to complete and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can buy the course and start at any time. You can also begin your learning, stop and come back to the course to pick up where you left off.

Is this LGBTQ+ Awareness course accredited?

Yes the course is fully accredited through the CPD Certification Service. They review all of our content to check for quality, depth and that the material is fully up-to-date. Each year our membership with the service is renewed and all courses are thoroughly checked prior to being accredited.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. We also then send a fully printed copy to you by first class post.

How long does the certificate last?

The certificate after finishing this course lasts for 2 years until expiry which is when we recommend completing the training again. Some industries may require an update to CPD more frequently than this and others may not but, as a standard rule, we recommend completing the LGBTQ+ Awareness course every 2 years to ensure it is fresh in your mind and you understanding the latest regulations.

What are the benefits of completing this LGBTQ+ Awareness course online?

By completing this course online you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Having the ability to complete the units at a time to suit you engages your learning much more and enables you to interact and soak up the information easier.

LGBTQ Awareness Course
LGBTQ+ Awareness
£20 + VAT