Care Certificate Standard 4 - Equality and Diversity

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    Care Certificate Standard 4 - Equality and Diversity | Online Training Course| CPDUK Accredited

    Course Duration

    2 hours

    CPD Hours

    2 hours


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    Who is the course for?

    This online Care Certificate Standard 4 course is designed for healthcare support workers, adult social care workers, and non-clinical staff such as porters, cooks, and drivers who have direct contact with patients or service users. It is suitable for new staff as part of their induction, as well as existing staff members who wish to enhance their understanding of equality and diversity within healthcare and social care settings.

    Course content

    This Care Certificate Standard 4 online course is divided into the following sections:


    • Overview of the importance of equality and diversity.

    Equality Act (2010) 

    • Detailed explanation of the key legislation.

    Fairness and equality

    • Strategies for promoting fairness in the workplace.

    Human rights

    • Understanding the basic human rights applicable within care settings.

    Discrimination and the law

    • Exploration of legal protections against discrimination.

    The ladder of prejudice

    • Understanding the levels of prejudice and methods to combat it.

    Summary and end of course assessment

    • Consolidation of learned concepts and assessment to ensure understanding.

    Course aims

    The aims of this Care Certificate Standard 4 elearning course are to:

    • Foster an appreciation for the significance of creating an inclusive workplace.
    • Educate on the policies and legislation that underpin equality and diversity initiatives.
    • Address challenges related to inequalities and discrimination in the workplace.

    Learning objectives

    This Care Certificate Standard 4 -e-learning course will:

    • Explain the critical aspects of the Equality Act 2010 and its implications for the workplace.
    • Describe the principles of fairness and equality and how they can be implemented in care settings.
    • Identify and discuss human rights relevant to the health and social care context.
    • Outline methods for recognising and addressing discrimination, prejudice, stereotyping, and bullying.
    • Provide strategies to challenge and reduce prejudice and discrimination effectively.

    Learning outcomes

    On completion of this Care Certificate Standard 4 online training course, the learner will be able to:

    • Clearly articulate the importance of equality and inclusion within healthcare and social care environments.
    • Recognise discriminatory practices and understand the legal framework for addressing them.
    • Implement practices that promote equality and inclusion, reducing the likelihood of discrimination.
    • Identify key policies and legislation related to equality and diversity and apply these in their daily roles.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of how fostering a diverse work environment contributes to improved service delivery.

    Accreditation and Certification

    This online Care Certificate Standard 4 training course is externally peer-reviewed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service. It complies with the requirements of Skills for Care and the Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF), meeting legislative and regulatory standards for health and social care settings. Successful completion grants a CPD certificate, confirming adherence to these high standards for the theory element of this standard.

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    Why is the course important?

    Understanding equality, diversity, and human rights is crucial in health and social care, as these principles ensure that services are delivered fairly and without prejudice. This course equips healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to create a more inclusive and supportive environment, which is essential for providing high-quality care and complying with legal standards. By understanding and implementing these principles, the workforce can more accurately reflect and respond to the diverse community it serves.

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