Religion and belief

Respecting and accommodating faith and belief in the workplace

Course Overview: 

Enabling people of different beliefs to work together in harmony is essential for any organisation that wants to get the best from all of its employees and cater to a diverse client base. 

The Equality Act 2010 makes it illegal to discriminate against employees, job seekers or trainees on the grounds of religion or belief, or lack thereof. With the UK enjoying greater religious diversity than any other country in the European Union, the challenge of enabling different beliefs to work together is a particularly important one. Developed in partnership with FaithWise, this course provides guidance on best practice and emphasises the value of a religiously diverse and inclusive workplace.

Learning outcomes:  

This course will give a better understanding of:

  • employers’ and employees’ obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and certain behaviours that might be unlawful
  • the variety of religions and beliefs in the UK today
  • the benefits of having a religiously-diverse workforce
  • the right of employees with no religion to be respected and treated no less favourably than their religious colleagues
  • the knowledge and skills necessary to work successfully as part of a diverse team.

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Course partner
FaithWise - provides consultancy services to government and statutory agencies, private sector corporations and large voluntary organisations on faith communities and issues.

Course experts
Mohammed Aziz - Director, FaithWise Ltd
Caroline waters OBE - Director, People and Policy, BT Group

Course contributors
Nicola Dandridge - Head of Equality, Thompsons Solicitors
Dr Justine Huxley - The Business of Faith

A CPD certificate of completion will be provided by BPP Professional Education Limited upon successful completion of the online course.

CPD Points: 1

CPD Duration (hours): 1

Access: 12 months from purchase date

Price: £35.00 (excludes VAT)