Equality & Diversity

45-minute online ECPD course for Dental Professionals

The Equality Act 2010 was enacted into law on the 1 October 2010 and came into force in April 2011.

It was written to replace anti-discrimination legislation (such as the Race Relations Act 1976 and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995) with one piece of legislation which makes clear the role of organisations in protecting the rights of individuals against unlawful discrimination.

The aim of this course is to provide dental practices with an understanding of the Equality Act 2010 and how this applies to working in a dental practice.

This course is suitable for the whole dental team.

The aim of this course is to provide dental practices with an understanding of the Equality Act 2010 and how this applies to working in a dental practice.

The objectives of this online course are:

  • To explain the general principles of the Equality Act 2010 and how it relates to the dental team.
  • To clarify what is required to ensure individuals’ rights under the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Equality Act 2010 are respected.
  • Explain what is meant by protected characteristics.
  • To provide insight into how best to protect team members and patients in the protected characteristics categories from discrimination.
  • Describe the common barriers to accessing dental treatment as it relates to equality and diversity.
  • Help you understand how best to encourage equal opportunities for team members and patients.

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Course Curriculum

  • Introduction to Equality and Diversity
    5 minutes
  • What is meant by Equality and Diversity?
    5 minutes
  • Why is Equality and Diversity important from a compliance perspective?
    5 minutes
  • CQC and GDC expectations
    5 minutes
  • Employer and employee responsibilities
    5 minutes
  • Dental team responsibilities
    5 minutes
  • Types of discrimination
    5 minutes
  • What are Protected Characteristics?
    5 minutes
  • Age
    5 minutes
  • Disability
    5 minutes
  • Gender reassignment
    5 minutes
  • Marriage or civil partnership (in employment only)
    5 minutes
  • Pregnancy and maternity
    5 minutes
  • Race
    5 minutes
  • Religion or philosophical belief
    5 minutes
  • Sex
    5 minutes
  • Sexual orientation
    5 minutes
  • Common barriers to accessing dental treatment for individuals with Protected Characteristics
    5 minutes
  • Physical barriers
    5 minutes
  • Disability Access Audit
    5 minutes
  • Team members’ attitude
    5 minutes
  • The importance of effective communication
    5 minutes
  • Social, cultural and ethnic barriers
    5 minutes
  • Encouraging equal opportunities for staff and patients
    5 minutes
  • Summary
    5 minutes
  • Pre-Question Advice Preview
    1 minutes
  • Equality and Diversity Quiz
    10 questions
  • Feedback & Reflective Learning Guidance
    5 minutes

Your GDPR Course includes

Up-to-date information

Our course material is both current and relevant; verified by leaders in the dental industry.

Various media

We use a combination of text, imagery, videos and presentations to help you get the most out of this course.

Course downloads

This course features documents for you to download and use in your dental practice.

Post-course feedback

Upon completion of the course you are required to complete a short feedback survey.

Frequently asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course begins when you are ready. You can work at your own pace and your progress is saved automatically.

How long do I have access to the course?

After registering for the course, you have 365 days to access the course.

Does the course have a test?

Yes. There is a short assessment at the end of the course. You must achieve 80% or more to pass the course. If you do not pass, you have the opportunity to review the content and re-take the assessment when you are ready.

Does the course offer a certificate upon completion?

Yes. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a personalised certificate. This is saved to your personal dashboard. You can download and print this certificate when you require it. In addition, you are also credited with a digital badge that will feature in your personal dashboard.

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