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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Awareness

Course Overview

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On average this
course contributes
2-3 hours
towards your CPD

Research shows that people are happier and more productive in an environment in which they feel they can be themselves without fear of harassment or abuse, and although society as a whole is becoming more tolerant of a diversity of sexual orientations, homophobia is still ingrained in many institutions and communities. This continues to have an extremely negative affect on the lives of LGBT people.

As a result, this e-learning module has been developed to help raise awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans issues, including the differences between sexual orientation and gender identity. It has been designed to challenge people's views, raise awareness of LGBT issues and outline how LGBT issues relate to a study and work environment.

On completion of this course learners will:

  • Understand the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Understand the diversity of sexual orientation
  • Understand some of the ways in which prejudice and discrimination can be directed towards people of differing sexual orientations
  • Understand the effects that homophobia, biphobia and heterosexism can have on LGB people
  • Understand the equality legislation in relation to sexual orientation
  • Understand how LGB awareness can help to create a more welcoming and productive study or work environment, or in the community
  • Understand the effects that transphobia can have on trans people
  • Understand prejudice and discrimination in relation to trans people
  • Understand equality legislation in relation to trans

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Part 1a: The Diversity of Sexual Orientation
  • Part 1b: Prejudice and Discrimination Towards Sexual Orientation
  • Part 1c: The Effects of Homophobia, Biphobia and Heterosexism
  • Part 1d: Sexual Orientation Legislation
  • Part 1e: Good Practice Points
  • Part 2: Trans Awareness Summary

Target Audience

This module is aimed at individuals who are studying in educational institutions, such as schools, colleges and universities. It is also relevant for people in the workplace and anybody who would like to know more about LBGT issues.


It is estimated that this module will take approximately 2-3 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.


On completion of this course you will be able to print a Virtual College certificate.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

What our customers have said

Identifying different gender variations and how to deal with them
RH 14/04/2015
Working in a busy office which meant I could stop and start when I needed
PD 19/03/2015
Broke information up into digestible chunks to make the learning easier
SM 26/10/2014
I find the e-learning easy to use, informative and an effective form of professional development
CD 11/12/2013
It was easy to understand and well presented
IK 03/12/2013
I liked that the information relayed in small chunks, easy to digest
TS 30/10/2013
Clear language
IS 28/06/2013
It was all good
GW 28/06/2013
Easy and Basic to work through Module
CK 25/06/2013
Ease of use and variety of methods used to convey information
LG 11/06/2013

Cost and Discounts

£30 + VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943 885089.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

Alternatively; if you have a specific question or concern why not contact us directly ?


This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 2-3 hours.

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