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Individual Learning Session: Equality Act 2010

At the end of this session you will:

  • Summarise the scope of the Equality Act 2010 and how it applies to work and service provision in health and/or social care settings
  • Identify who is protected by the Equality Act 2010
  • Explain and recognise the types of unlawful conduct under this legislation and how to prevent them from occurring
  • Know the action which a person can take together with the assistance and resources they can use if they have experienced unlawful discrimination (or other forms of unlawful conduct under the Equality Act)
  • Explain the Public Sector Equality Duty and how it must be applied
  • Know the purpose of the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the Equality Advisory Support Service and how to use their resources
  • Know the definition of hate crime and the legislation which applies to it
  • Apply and integrate what they have learned to their practice and be able to evidence it
  • Identify further learning needs in relation to the topics covered
The learning objectives in this session link in to the following units:
  • Care Certificate:
    • 3.3 Deal with Comments and complaints:
      • 3.3a - Demonstrate how to respond to comments and complaints in line with legislation and agreed ways of working
    • 3.4 Deal with Incidents, errors and near misses:
      • 3.4c - List the legislation and agreed ways of working in relation to reporting any adverse events, incidents, errors and near misses
    • 4.1 Understand the importance of equality and inclusion:
      • 4.1a - Explain what is meant by: diversity, equality, inclusion, discrimination
      • 4.1b - Describe ways in which discrimination may deliberately or inadvertently occur in the work setting
      • 4.1c - Explain how practices that support equality and inclusion reduce the likelihood of discrimination
    • 4.2 Work in an inclusive way:
      • 4.2a - Identify which legislation and codes of practice relating to equality, diversity and discrimination apply to their own role
      • 4.2b - Demonstrate interaction with individuals that respects their beliefs, culture, values and preferences
      • 4.2c - Describe how to challenge discrimination in a way that encourages positive change
    • 4.3 Access information, advice and support about diversity, equality and inclusion:
      • 4.3a - Identify a range of sources of information, advice and support about diversity, equality and inclusion
      • 4.3b - Describe how and when to access information, advice and support about diversity, equality and inclusion
      • 4.3c - Explain who to ask for advice and support about equality and inclusion
    • 9.5 Understand legal frameworks, policy and guidelines relating to mental health conditions, dementia and learning disabilities:
      • 9.5a - List the main requirements of legislation and policies that are designed to promote the human rights, inclusion, equal life chances and citizenship of individuals with mental health conditions, dementia or learning disabilities


  • Level 1 Award in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings:
    • Group B - optional:
      • PWCS 03 - Introductory awareness of equality and inclusion in health, social care and children's and young people's settings


  • Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings:
    • Group A - mandatory:
      • PWCS 03 - Introductory awareness of equality and inclusion in health, social care and children's and young people's settings


  • Level 2 Award Awareness of Dementia:
    • Mandatory Units:
      • DEM 207 - Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care


  • Level 2 Certificate in Dementia Care:
    • Mandatory Units:
      • DEM 209 - Equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care practice


  • Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care:
    • Mandatory Units:
      • PWCS 23 - Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings


  • Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities:
    • Optional Units – Group B:
      • DEM 207 - Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care


  • Level 2 Health and Social Care Diploma (including Generic, Dementia and Learning Disability Pathways):
    • Group A - Mandatory Units:
      • SHC 023 - Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
    • Group B - Optional Context/Specialist Knowledge Units:
      • DEM 207 - Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care
      • DEM 310 - Understand the diversity of individuals with dementia and the importance of inclusion
    • Group C - Optional Competence Units:
      • DEM 209 - Equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care practice
      • DEM 313 - Equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care practice


  • Level 3 Award Awareness of Dementia:
    • Mandatory Units:
      • DEM 310 - Understand the diversity of individuals with dementia and the importance of inclusion


  • Level 3 Certificate in Dementia Care:
    • Mandatory Units:
      • DEM 313 - Equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care practice


  • Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care:
    • Mandatory Units:
      • PWCS 33 - Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings


  • Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities:
    • Optional Units – Group B:
      • DEM 310 - Understand the diversity of individuals with dementia and the importance of inclusion


  • Level 3 Health and Social Care Diploma (including Generic, Dementia and Learning Disability Pathways):
    • Group A – Mandatory units:
      • SHC 33 - Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
    • Group B – Optional context/specialist knowledge units:
      • DEM 310 - Understand the diversity of individuals with dementia and the importance of inclusion
    • Group C units – Optional competence units:
      • DEM 313 - Equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care practice


  • Level 5 Diploma in Commissioning, procurement and contracting for care services:
    • Group A - mandatory:
      • SHC 53 - Champion equality, diversity and inclusion


  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for HSC & CYP: Adults’ Advanced Practice:
    • Shared Core & Mandatory:
      • SHC 53 - Champion equality, diversity and inclusion


  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for HSC & CYP: Adults’ Management:
    • Shared Core & Mandatory:
      • SHC 53 - Champion equality, diversity and inclusion


  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for HSC & CYP: Adults’ Residential Management:
    • Shared Core & Mandatory:
      • SHC 53 - Champion equality, diversity and inclusion