Course Profile

Course Profile: Equality Impact Assessments (3 Hours)
  • This course practical session is designed to provide managers with the information required to lead Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs) and ensure that the organisation is able to provide services that comply with legislation, improve service delivery and mainstream equality and diversity into all aspects of operations. Courses lead delegates through the process of conducting an EIA as well as setting this in a context of legislation and best practice.
  • Delegates will have the opportunity to reflect upon a case study and through group work to transfer learning into practical application thus promoting confidence in the process.
The course provides some knowledge for
SCDHSC3111: promote the rights and diversity of individuals
Leadership and Management:
SCDHSCO4939: contribute to the development of organisational policy and practice
SCDHSCO440: ensure compliance with legal, regulatory, ethical and social requirements
SCDHSC444: actively engage in the safe selection and recruitment of workers and their retention
The course is designed for anyone who has to lead the process of EIAs or who wishes to understand what they are, why they have to be done and how this occurs.
Reference will be made to ACAS and the Equality and Human Rights Commission best practice guidelines.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:

  • Explain what Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs) are and the protected characteristics that require consideration
  • Why carry out EIAs?
  • What are the consequences of not completing them?
  • Describe related legislation and forms of discrimination
  • Understand when they have to be done (major/minor policies)
  • Demonstrate how to conduct an EIA and how to respond to analysis e.g. the 4/5ths rule
  • Understand what is meant by consultation and who to include/refer to
  • Describe action that might be required as a result of conducting an EIA
  • Show an awareness of how to communicate outcomes to the workforce
  • Understand why embedding equality and diversity into the organisation's culture is so important
Training methods utilised include: Ideas shower, Feedback, Discussion, Tutor presentations, PowerPoint, Flip chart work, Questions and answers, Group work, Handouts, Practice studies