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.

  • Developed by business professionals with a lived experience of a disability
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate Duration: 2 hours
  • Participants will receive a certificate on completion.

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?

  • Diversity and inclusion professionals
  • Head of Department Managers
  • HR Leaders
  • Anyone working with Disabled People

Content Overview

Aims of the Training

By the end of this course, individuals will:

  • Be aware of the legislation that protects employees with disabilities
  • Understand the role of an employer in making reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities
  • Understand how to make job application and recruitment opportunities accessible for everyone
  • Know how to create an inclusive work environment and positive workplace culture

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.

  • What is a disability?
  • Types of disabilities
  • Social Model of Disability
  • How might a disability affect a person’s work?
  • 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.

  • Disclosing a disability
  • Reasonable adjustment
  • Enquiring about a disability
  • Failing to make reasonable adjustments

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.

  • Why should you hire people with disabilities?
  • Creating accessible job adverts
  • Disability Confident scheme
  • Interviewing candidates with disabilities
  • Inducting disabled employee

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.

  • Health and safety for disabled people
  • Risk assessments
  • Fire safety
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Personal emergency evacuation plans

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.

  • Disability etiquette
  • Appropriate language
  • Employee responsibilities
  • The equality policy
  • Workplace disability discrimination
  • Further support

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