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Equality and diversity online training course


The PGA are offering 50 FREE Licences for PGA Professionals. These will be given out on a first come first serve basis. This course is only relevant to PGA Professionals operating in the UK.

This online Equality and Diversity training ensures you are aware of the benefits of diversity and are able to avoid situations where discrimination, harassment and other equality-related offences could be committed. It outlines the nine protected characteristics covered under the Equality Act 2010.

To apply for a licence please click on the link below and register your interest:


Once all spaces have been taken, members who have registered their interest will receive their license and joining instructions for the course.

PGA Professionals who complete this course will receive 10 CPD Points.

Employees in any workplace environment, to help them understand the role they should play in Equality and Diversity.

When you have successfully passed the course you will be able to download and print your certificate straight away.

As this course has been accredited by the CPD Certification Service, your certificate will contain the CPD logo and can be used to provide evidence for compliance.

The course contains the following 12 topics and includes an assessment:

The Language of Equality and Diversity

The meaning of six key terms used when discussing equality and diversity.

Why Bother About Equality and Diversity?

The benefits that diversity brings to the workplace and society as a whole.

Equality and the Law

The purpose of the Equality Act 2010. How it prohibits unfair treatment in a wide range of situations.

Direct Discrimination

What is meant by Direct Discrimination and how an offence can be committed.

Associative Discrimination

What is meant by Associative Discrimination.

Perceptive Discrimination

What is meant by Perceptive Discrimination.

Indirect Discrimination

What is meant by Indirect Discrimination.


What is meant by harassment.


What the Equality Act means when it refers to victimisation.

The Public Service Equality Duty

The purpose of the Public Service Equality Duty and the requirements it places on public sector organisations.

Positive Action

What is meant by Positive Action and how it differs from Positive Discrimination.

Equality, Diversity and Human Rights

What is meant by human rights and the link between the Human Rights Act 1998 (also known as the HRA) and the Equality Act.


The assessment is generated from question banks so that the questions change each time a candidate takes the assessment – making the training suitable for initial and refresher training.

There is no limit on the number of attempts at the assessment and informative feedback is given so candidates can learn from their incorrect responses.