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Training

EQuIP provides training to groups, companies and organisations, dealing with a huge range of issues from Safeguarding and Cultural Awareness to Equality and Diversity.

Education

Promoting Equality through Learning

EQuIP has experienced training staff who provide effective and practical equalities training at a reasonable price, and we are happy to adapt courses to suit the needs of the individual or organisation and provide a training course that fits in line with your expectations.

Engagement

Training with EQuIP

Style of Learning

We offer a blended style of learning so our delegates are able to benefit from a range of activities. These include using case studies, group work, quick quizzes, interactive sessions with trainers and training packs that are useful to keep and refresh after the course has completed. Depending on the training needs of our delegates, a full day may be more appropriate in order to cover all the training modules.

Evaluation

Assessing Outcomes

Evaluation

At the end of each session delegates will be asked to complete an evaluation to assess the impact the course has had on each individual. We also use this feedback to help us refine and improve our training.

Training Costs

Training Costs

Half Day

(approx. 3 hours)

Prices start from £500 for up to 10 delegates

Full Day

(approx. 6 hours)

Prices start from £750 for up to 10 delegates

Please ring 01788 863117 for further information

All courses include a training pack, course book & certificate of attendance for each delegate. EQuIP may charge additional travel and subsistence costs.

Training courses

Our Training Courses

You can get access to expert training from EQuIP, tackling issues such as Cultural Awareness, Safeguarding and Discrimination.

Equality and diversity

Half Day or Full Day

Equality and Diversity affects all of us and it is important to understand how to adhere to the Equality Act 2010 and how it affects you either in everyday life or in the workplace.

This interactive course will give you an insight into which particular groups are protected under this Act and the different types of discrimination people face. The full day course will address the Public Sector Equality Duty and undertaking Equality Impact Assessments.

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session, delegates will:

  • Understand the Equality Act 2010 – the background and legislation that led up to it
  • Understand the protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010.
  • Have an awareness of the different types of discrimination prohibited by the Act.
  • Recognise the concept of reasonable adjustments and where this is appropriate.
  • Understand the aims of the Public Sector Equality Duty and the responsibilities of public authorities.
  • Have an awareness of Equality Impact Assessments 

Disability Awareness - A cultural perspective

Half Day or Full Day

Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) individuals with a disability not only experience problems encountered by all disabled people, but can also face a number of other issues, including racism, health inequalities, culturally inappropriate services and language barriers.

This course identifies some of the reasons behind BME communities being under-represented in utilising local services.

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session, delegates will:

  • Understand the need for culturally competent services, based on appropriate assessment processes.
  • Be aware that the term Disability could have different meanings to various cultures and faiths.
  • Identify barriers to accessing services and how these can be overcome.
  • Gain knowledge of the Public Sector Equality Duty. 
  • Look at individual responsibilities and your contribution towards becoming more culturally competent with regards to disability.

Cultural Awareness

Half Day and Full Day

The UK is a culturally diverse place with many different communities living together and it is therefore important to have an understanding of different cultures to be able to live and work in harmony. 

This course will explore the concept of cultural identity, raise awareness about different cultural practices and explore approaches to intercultural differences. The course will also increase knowledge of the diverse communities in your area and how to overcome common barriers to community engagement. In the full day course we will explore the different terms and concepts used. 

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session, delegates will:

  • Understand and distinguish between terms associated with Cultural Awareness.
  • Understand the local composition of their area in terms of ethnicity and religion.
  • Identify and explore key cultural principles and understand the impact on people’s lives.
  • Identify individual responsibilities and your contribution towards becoming more culturally competent.
  • What is culture shock, and how it can affect you at work and in everyday life - an interactive session on practical intercultural skills (full day) 

End of life care - A cultural perspective

Half Day or Full Day

Initiating discussions around end of life care can be difficult for anyone, their families, friends and carers. Some communities can find it particularly difficult to initiate these discussions and access palliative care services. Cultural wishes and belief/non belief must be taken into consideration when ensuring that end of life plans are coordinated well and delivered in a dignified and respectful way. 

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session, delegates will:

  • Understand the need for culturally competent services, and plans that are based on cultural and spiritual needs.
  • Be aware that culture, spirituality and traditions become more important in advanced illness and end of life.
  • Identify barriers to accessing services and how these can be overcome.
  • Be more confident to initiate discussions around end of life care with individuals from different communities. 
  • Gain knowledge of the Public Sector Equality Duty.   

Hate Crime

Half Day or Full Day

Hate crime can have devastating consequences for the victim, their family, witnesses and the community as a whole. However public awareness and perception of hate crime remains low with incidents being significantly under-reported. This course will raise your awareness of hate crime and give you the knowledge and skills to identify and report hate crime and hate crime incidents.  

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session, delegates will:

  • Understand the definition of hate crime and the 5 protected characteristics covered by UK law.
  • Learn about the Equality Act 2010.
  • Understand the impact of hate crime on victims and the reasons for under reporting.
  • Have a greater understanding of how to support victims of hate crime.
  • Know how to report a hate crime or hate incident.
  • Understand the importance of partnership working between agencies to support victims.

Preventing Violent Extremism

Half Day or Full Day

This course will enable delegates to identify signs of radicalisation and understand when and how to report concerns appropriately.

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session, delegates will:

  • Understand what Prevent is and its purpose.
  • Recognise factors/vulnerabilities which may make someone more susceptible to the violent extremist message.
  • Recognise early warning signs of radicalisation.
  • Understand the impact on specific groups and community cohesion.
  • Be better equipped to deal with concerns about these vulnerabilities and how to engage appropriately.

Mental Health & Cultural Awareness

Half Day or Full Day

Culture within Britain is constantly changing. Cultural competency is essential in improving long term mental health outcomes. Cultural competency is the ability to recognise cultural differences and address them accordingly to improve support to service users. Culture, upbringing, belief systems, and even language could play a part in the treatment of mental health issues.

This course will look at how mental illness is viewed in different communities, how well the treatment process is being understood by the service user and their families, what the person’s belief systems are, and how they are affected by treatment.

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session, delegates will:

  • Understand and distinguish between terms associated with Cultural Awareness.
  • Have an awareness of emotional wellbeing vs mental health.
  • Understand cultural & religious myths.
  • Understand the barriers to accessing mental health services.
  • Identify individual responsibilities and contribution towards becoming more culturally competent when considering mental health.

Personalisation in Adult Social Care - A Cultural Perspective

Half Day or Full Day

People are living longer and those with long term conditions and disabilities that require Adult Social Care are in need of a service that is able to meet complex and varied needs.

This course aims to provide a better understanding of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people’s experiences of Adult Social Care. We will look at barriers in accessing services and the implications for service providers. Case studies will be used to understand the extent of what people’s equality and cultural needs are, their experiences and their preference for services.

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session, delegates will:

  • Have an understanding and be able to distinguish between terms associated with Cultural Awareness and cultural competency.
  • Understand the history and background to personalisation in Adult Social Care.
  • Discuss case studies to understand how equality is an important factor in personalisation.
  • Understand the barriers to accessing services.
  • Identify individual responsibilities and contribution towards becoming more culturally competent.

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