We are an award-wining user-led social enterprise based in Portsmouth. We are proud to introduce you to our NEW Disability Awareness training course.

How you will benefit from this training               

  • This training will discuss the issues and barriers surrounding attracting and retaining disabled employees. 
  • Participants will gain the skills to use reasonable adjustments and to maximise support for disabled employees.

This course explains more about the different types of disabilities you may encounter, how disabilities can impact on people’s work, how to create a more inclusive workplace and how to ensure your recruitment processes are accessible to all.

Toucan Diversity’s online Disability Awareness Training Course will provide you with the skills to make reasonable adjustments and to maximise support for disabled employees and colleagues. This course is accredited with 3 CPD points.


Who should take this course?

Content Overview

Aims of the Training

By the end of this course, individuals will:

All companies should have an equal opportunities policy that encourages people with disabilities to work for them. This Disability Awareness for Employers course is suitable for anyone at management level who wishes to learn more about their responsibilities regarding disability in the workplace. The course explains how disabilities can affect a person’s work, how to make the recruitment process more accessible, and how to create an inclusive and accepting culture in the workplace. By the end of the course, organisations should feel confident about the role they place in reducing the UK’s disability employment gap.

Module One


This module provides an overview of the different types of disabilities that people may have and how these disabilities may affect a person in the workplace. The module also introduces you to the disability employment gap.

Module Two

Disability and the Law

This module explains the different types of disability discrimination that should be avoided in the workplace, outlines what is prohibited by the Equality Act 2010, and looks at the reasonable adjustments that people with disabilities may request or need in order to carry out their job.

Module Three

Recruiting People with Disabilities

This module looks at how job adverts and recruitment processes can be made more accessible for people with different disabilities. The module also explains the Disability Confident scheme.

Module Four

Health and Safety

This module outlines what managers and employers can do to reduce the health and safety challenges that people with disabilities may face in the workplace, about fire safety and evacuation procedures.

Module Five

Creating an Inclusive Workplace

This module looks at what language and behaviour is and isn’t appropriate to use when talking about disabilities, explains why having an equality policy is important, and outlines how to respond should an instance of disability discrimination arise in the workplace.

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