|Course Level||Level 2|
|Awarding Body||ABC AWARDS|
|Study Method||Distance Learning|
|Course Duration||125 Recommended Study Hours|
|Entry Requirements||No Entry Requirements|
The disabled community on a global basis represents an extraordinary yet wholly-undervalued pool of diverse and priceless talent. Even in regions where equality in the workplace has been a mandatory consideration for many years, underemployment of disabled individuals remains rife. However, strengthening legislation and more severe governmental penalties are forcing businesses to take a second look at their own approaches to workplace diversity. So while progress has only recently stepped up a gear, the importance of thorough disability awareness is now comprehensively acknowledged across all contemporary sectors.
This disability awareness course, has been designed to enhance and further workplace diversity knowledge, aimed at those working in HR or business management. To understand the potential locked in the disabled community is to gain access to an extensive human resource contingency of limitless value. Four intensive modules explore the concept of diversity in the workplace, along with what constitutes a disability and how misconceptions lead to mutually-detrimental outcomes. Course content of disability course online, also outlines the benefits of building a diverse workforce, along with an essential overview of professional communication techniques and strategies.
Course content of online disability course, is delivered over four in-depth modules:
Module 1 – What are Disabilities
The course begins by investigating what exactly the term ‘disability’ means, incorporating a discussion of various types of short and long-term disabilities. Candidates study and consider a variety of common disability ‘labels’, along with the way in which misconceptions and stereotypes paint an inaccurate, unfair and counterproductive image of the disabled working community.
Module 2 – Accessibility
Course Module 2 focuses on accessibility in the workplace, from the perspective of the contemporary employer. Candidates discuss the common physical barriers and challenges that can prevent or limit diversity/equality in the workplace, along with a breakdown of the true cornerstones of diversity and the fundamentals of acceptance and behaviour.
Module 3 – Encouraging Diversity by Hiring
The following module turns attention to furthering/enhancing workplace diversity by actively enhancing hiring strategies. Candidates explore the expectations of disabled applicants and what to expect as a recruiter, along with effective techniques for addressing diversity issues and an exploration of the self-hypnosis ‘STOP’ technique.
Unit 4 – Communication Essentials for Disability Awareness
Bringing the course to a close, Module 4 centres on key communication considerations from the perspective of a diverse workplace manager. Essential subtopics introduced include establishing appropriate ground rules, choosing effective styles of communication, maintaining employee confidentiality, document preparation and the consequences of communication breakdowns.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievementby ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that OHSC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by OHSC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.