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Level 2 Certificate in

LGBTQ+ Inclusion in the Workplace

This qualification has been developed for learners who need to be more aware of how to comfortably interact with lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people in the workplace. It has been designed to make learners aware of the LGBT history and culture and the organisational policies and legislation affecting LGBT people in the workplace. It also explores the impact of language, stereotyping and assumptions relating to LGBT people and considers how learners can best contribute to maintaining a supportive workplace environment for LGBT people.

 

The range of units contained in this qualification enable the learner to gain an understanding of the history and culture of the LGBT movement, the importance of using appropriate language, not stereotyping nor making assumptions about LGBT people. It also enables the learner to know about the organisation policies and legislation which promotes the rights of LGBT people in the workplace and to identify and challenge inappropriate homophobic, biphobic and transphobic behaviour in the workplace. This qualification could also prove invaluable toward the learner’s personal and career development.

Learners must achieve all four mandatory units:

  • Unit 1 - Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans history and culture

  • Unit 2 - Language, stereotyping and assumptions relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people

  • Unit 3 - Organisational policies and legislation affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in the workplace

  • Unit 4 - Contribute to maintaining a supportive workplace environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people