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Diversity and Inclusion Introduction

  • Level(s) of Study: Professional / Short course
  • Course Fee:

    Available at no cost to eligible individuals (see criteria below).

  • Start Date(s): TBA
  • Duration: Two sessions
  • Study Mode(s): Short course
  • Campus: City Campus
  • Entry Requirements:
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Please note: This course is delivered through the Reskill & Recover project, which is part funded by the European Social Fund. Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is pleased to offer free (fully funded) places on this course to support employees of small and medium businesses that are based in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire.

This course has been designed to enhance your awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The course is led by Dr Anne Cockayne (Senior Lecturer) and Dawn Smitten (Industry Skills Coach) at Nottingham Business School.

Exploring the inclusion topics you will hear experiences from many diverse groups, outside of your typical environment. This course gives you the opportunity to understand diversity, recognise diverse strengths, identify and challenge discrimination so that difference in the workplace is welcomed. The course also supports you in enhancing your own career opportunities and developing an inclusive environment.

What you’ll study

During this course you will:

  • Through a mix of hands-on activities, peer discussions and tutor-led input you will analyse the experiences of diverse groups
  • Learn about the different forms and sources of discrimination, as well as considering how these impact individuals and organisations.
  • Work through the self-study materials which have been designed to introduce you to aspects of difference that are underexplored and frequently less visible, including neurodiversity, trans, and disability.
  • Working through these equips you to better understand the strength and challenges as they apply to the workplace for diverse groups.

As a result of completing the course, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Enhanced awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • Appreciation of the broad context of workplace diversity
  • Familiarisation with the many forms of differences that exist
  • Assess how diverse groups experience working life and employment
  • An understanding of others’ perspectives on optimising difference and challenging discrimination through peer review
  • Skills of critical reflection on your own experience

How you’re taught

  • Core concepts relating to diversity and inclusion.
  • Putting your learning so far into practice by sharing a work-based experience or topic.

Upcoming cohorts:


Entry requirements

To be eligible to apply for a place on this course you must be employed by a small or medium business (under 250 employees) in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire.

No previous qualifications or experience is needed to access this course.

If you have any queries about this course, please email:

If this course is of interest but you or your company do not meet the eligibility criteria for a funded place, please contact us to find out about dates for other occurrences.

Fees and funding

This course is available at no cost to eligible participants.