Disability Awareness for Employers Online Course

Disability Awareness for Employers Online Course

2 Hours2 Hours
Interactive Interactive
Cost effectiveCost effective

Disabilities come in many forms, many of which aren’t visible. All UK businesses are required by law to make reasonable adjustments for workers with disabilities, so they’re able to carry out their work effectively.

From creating an accessible recruitment process to cultivating an inclusive work culture, as part of this Disability Awareness for Employers Online Course you’ll learn the impact that disability has on workers, and how you can better support them. By adjusting your processes and creating a more diverse workplace, your business will benefit, too.

And, as this course is accredited by Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certification Service, you can be sure that the information follows up-to-date industry best practice.


By the end of this two-hour online training course, employers and managers will:

  • Understand the relevant UK legislation that protects employees with disabilities
  • Know what your responsibilities are as an employer
  • Be able to make reasonable adjustments for your employees
  • Create fair job opportunities that are accessible for all applicants
  • Nurture an inclusive work environment
  • Cultivate a positive work culture around disabilities


This 2-hour e-learning course on disability awareness will cover the following subjects:

  • Definitions: What is a disability?
  • What kind of disabilities are there?
  • How do various disabilities affect different roles?
  • Closing the disability employment gap
  • UK laws on discrimination
  • Making reasonable adjustments
  • What happens if you fail to make reasonable adjustments?
  • Finding out more about a disability
  • Do workers have to disclose a disability?
  • Recruitment: why it’s important to hire people with disabilities
  • Make sure your job ads are accessible
  • The government’s Disability Confident employer scheme
  • Interviewing candidates with disabilities
  • Adapting your induction process
  • Health and safety considerations for disabled people
  • Emergency evacuations and fire safety
  • Risk assessments
  • Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs)
  • Fostering inclusivity in the workplace
  • Etiquette and language
  • What employees are responsible for
  • Disability discrimination in the workplace
  • The equality policy
  • Where to get more support


At the end of this e-learning course, you’ll take a multiple-choice test of 15 questions. It’s marked automatically, and you’ll need 80% to pass. If you don’t pas first time, you’re welcome to re-take the test as many times as you need to at no extra cost.

You’ll receive a CPD-certified digital certificate straight away.

Who is this Course for?

If you’re responsible for recruiting and managing employees, this online course on disability awareness is for you. You’ll learn about what UK law expects from all businesses, how to recruit fairly and adapt your workplace according to a range of disabilities. As this is an introductory level course, you don’t need any prior knowledge.

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