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Funded Module: Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

The aim of this course is to provide learners with a fundamental understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion in an organisational context, including policy approaches, support and the elimination of barriers for minority people

Description

The aim of this course is to provide learners with a fundamental understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion in an organisational context, including policy approaches, support and the elimination of barriers for minority people.  The course also provides a foundational discussion around key elements that aim at advancing the equality agenda, such as the legislative requirements as well as the social justice and business case arguments. 

While this CPD course is predominately designed for individuals working in HRM or having managerial responsibilities in their organisations, the course is also a valuable addition to any employee’s professional development.  Lastly, this CPD course is designed with our full academic quality assurance measures in mind, allowing learners to use this course towards any future aspiration of obtaining a university degree from UWS. 

By the end of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Critically define and evaluate fundamental theoretical concepts within the equality, diversity and inclusion debate
  • Assess elementary arguments for equality, diversity and inclusion along the lines of the legal, social justice and business case
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and critically evaluate organisational approaches towards the equality, diversity and inclusion agenda
  • Demonstrate the ability to critically self-reflect on key behaviours and abilities helping to eliminate potential barriers to EDI in organisations 

Course Delivery 

This module is delivered over a 12 week period.  This module will be delivered entirely online through a combination of self-paced study and live sessions that will most likely take place on Zoom or Microsoft Teams.  Students will access the course materials on our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and will have access to the VLE for a short while after the course ends to allow for revision and consolidation. 

A timetable with dates and times of the live sessions will be given to students in advance of the course starting.  The live sessions will also be recorded to allow students to revisit the discussions. 

Funding Opportunities 

UWS is offering a series of courses on a funded basis through the UWS Upskilling Fund, a fund delivered by the Scottish Funding Council to address skills gaps in Scotland.  Funding is available to those resident in Scotland, or to those working for an organisation operating (with a business address) in Scotland.  Those who are eligible for funding will be able to study this course for a reduced fee of £75. 

If you have any questions about the course, or if you would like to find out more about the UWS Upskilling Fund, please contact the CPD Team at cpd@uws.ac.uk

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