This free course is essential for community and voluntary groups to understand the requirements of the 2010 Equality Act and the accompanying ‘Public Sector Equality Duty’ (2011).


Thursday 28th October, 10am-11:30am
This training will be held virtually on Zoom

Looking at the protected characteristics introduced by the Act, and helping you understand ways that you can embed equality into your working practices and celebrate diversity in all that you do.

This training is funded by Cheshire East Lifelong Learning.

Who is it for?

This course is essential for voluntary and community groups. It is important that all organisations, whatever their size, understand Equality & Diversity and implement it into the day to day running of your organisation.


Aim of the session:

This course will help you to understand the protected characteristics and develop confidence to address issues of equality and diversity as part of your job or volunteering role. This course can form part of your mandatory training programme for employees.


By the end of the session, you should be able to:

  1. describe your duties regarding protected characteristics under the 2010 Equality Act and the 2011 Public Sector Equality Duty;
  2. identify ways to embed equality in your work/ setting; and 
  3. help celebrate people of all diversities and their achievements as part of your role.

The course will be delivered by Lucy Willder, Volunteer Coordinator at CVS Cheshire East. 

If there are any queries about this or any other training course please contact the Development Team on 01270 763100 or email: 

*Cancellation: Please note that although this course is free for all VCFS organisations – non-attendance without 5 working days' notice of cancellation will result in you being invoiced a £20 administration fee. This cancellation fee is to assess genuine interest in courses and cover the time spent in administration and preparation of the training should it not reach minimum numbers required by funders as a result of non-attendance.  Please see our cancellation policy for more information*


Safeguarding our Learners: CVS Cheshire East is committed to safeguarding all vulnerable adults. We take any disclosure seriously and wish to create a safe environment for our learners. If anyone has any concerns or issues then please raise these with the tutor or alternatively you can contact our Chief Officer on 07792 754904.For more information please ask for a copy of our Adults Safeguarding Policy.



28th October, 2021 10:00 AM through 11:30 AM
Zoom Meeting - Webinar
Phone: 01270 763100