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Part-time

Online Microcredential

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EDILITPX

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Literacy: the ABC of EDI

This online course offers learners the chance to explore key concepts, develop their knowledge, and build an understanding of equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Key Information

Part-time

Online Microcredential

Typical Offer

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Validation Status

Validated

Course Code

EDILITPX

Welcome to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Literacy: the ABC of EDI

The University of Lincoln has launched a new online microcredential course exploring Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) from a range of different perspectives.

Microcredential courses are easily accessible short courses which cover key practical and theoretical in-demand skills. They can be used to simply boost your CV or as a route into further study. After successfully completing this course, participants will receive ten Master's-level credits.

Developed and led by an expert team within the Eleanor Glanville Institute, this programme offers learners the opportunity to explore key concepts, develop and deepen their knowledge, and build their understanding of EDI, covering topics such as bias, social influence, control, allyship, and personal leadership.

By gaining insights into oneself and a deeper appreciation and understanding of others, learners can develop their own original thinking and inclusive practice.

As well as individual learners wanting to increase their EDI literacy, this online programme is also suitable for businesses and employees and can be delivered as part of an organisation's EDI training provision. It is also ideal for EDI teams working within HR departments.

The course runs from w/c 28 November 2022 to 17 February 2023 (which includes a break over the Christmas period from 23 December 2022 to 3 Jan 2023).

How to Register

As well as individual learners wanting to increase their EDI literacy, this online programme is also suitable for businesses and employees and can be delivered as part of an organisation's EDI training provision. It is also ideal for EDI teams working within HR department.

If you are an individual learner, business, or an employee and would like to take part in the programme, you can register and pay for this course through our online store. The course will close on Sunday 30 October 2022.

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The course costs £520. For further information, please contact the programme team at egimicrocredentials@lincoln.ac.uk.

How You Study

The course is organised into eight learning units, which offer a strong, critical foundation of knowledge and understanding. Indicative content for the units includes:

Unit 1: Why Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Matters
Unit 2: Who Do You Think You Are?
Unit 3: Social Influence and Control
Unit 4: Understanding Bias
Unit 5: Confident Conversations
Unit 6: The Minority Perspective
Unit 7: Allyship
Unit 8: Personal Leadership

Participants will work in a virtual learning environment, engaging with independent study materials such as online micro-lectures, videos, and reading content (relevant research literature), alongside a series of seminars and workshops that facilitate group discussion, critical-thinking, problem solving, and peer-learning.

The seminars and workshops are presented as 'grand challenges', requiring group collaboration and teamworking. As the course progresses, these sessions transition to action-learning sets and to tackling real work-placed challenges.

Webinars run from 2pm to 4pm on:
Thursday 1 December 2022
Thursday 15 December 2022
Thursday 12 January 2023
Thursday 26 January 2023
Thursday 2 February 2023

How you are assessed

The assessment for this programme is project based (80%), where the knowledge gained from the course is used to undertake an equality impact assessment of a policy, practice, event, or initiative within either a professional or educational setting. Further assessment (20%) is focused on self-reflection and building a Personal Development Plan.

The assessment submission date is Monday 20 February 2023.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certification of their achievement and ten Master's-level credits.

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.