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Disability Awareness Course (Level 2)

Course Overview

Disability Course Online

As the disabled community continues to grow exponentially on a global basis, many businesses are entirely missing out on an extraordinarily valuable and often undervalued pool of talent.  Unemployment and underemployment among the disabled community remain in a state of total and unacceptable imbalance, irrespective of worldwide efforts to increase diversity and equality in the workplace.  However, increasingly strict governmental law and legislation is forcing brands and businesses at all levels to revisit their own disability awareness standards, slowly but surely leading to better utilisation of an extraordinarily potential-filled community. 

The purpose of this Disability Course Online, is to help those working in management, supervisory or human resource positions to better-understand both the potential and the importance of the disabled working population in general. Over the course of four units, candidates are introduced to a wide variety of essential tools and tips for building and maintaining a diverse workplace, along with the key benefits of doing so. Course content on this Disability Course Online, covers appropriate workplace preparations, employee interactions, addressing challenges and barriers, key changes of importance to recruitment processes and an introduction to ever-evolving governmental policy. 

Course Syllabus

Online Disability Course: Key Topics

This Disability Awareness Course Online, consists of the following four units:

Unit 1 – What are Disabilities

In the first of the four course units, candidates are provided with a broad overview of disability from a contemporary perspective.  Course content discuss what exactly it is that constitutes a disability, a series or potentially harmful and misleading stereotypes, widespread misconceptions, the respective realities behind them and a full dissection of contemporary disability ‘labels’.

Unit 2 – Accessibility

A variety of important considerations with regard to workplace accessibility form the central theme of Unit 2, which explores the topics of physical access to the workplace for those with a variety of disabilities and potential barriers/challenges to overcome.  Candidates are also introduced to the key cornerstones of diversity, along with an important discussion of both behaviour and acceptance.

Unit 3 – Encouraging Diversity by Hiring

The recruitment process and the changes to be made therein are introduced in the third course unit, which guides candidates through important questions to ask while hiring and what is expected from the recruiter from the perspective of the disabled applicant.  Candidates are also introduced to a variety of methods for dealing with diversity issues, along with the important STOP technique.

Unit 4 – Communication Essentials for Disability Awareness

In the closing course unit, the critically important role communication plays in disability awareness is explored and investigated in-depth.  Course content covers crucial teachings on sending the right message, document preparation, respect for confidentiality, effective professional communication styles and the setting of workable and fair ground rules. 

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Instalments: £360 (Interest FREE Instalments)

Deposit: £80

No of Instalments: 10

Each Instalment: £28

Pay in Full: (£60 Discount) £300


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievementfrom ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Brentwood open learning college has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. 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 demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Brentwood open learning college to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer 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.

Who Should Take This Course?
  • Business owners, managers and supervisors at all levels
  • Team leaders, HR managers, recruiters and trainers
  • Members of the workforce and jobseekers
  • Anyone looking to stand out with an important qualification  

Related Links:

Diploma in Human Resources Management (Level 4)

Certificate in Human Resources Management (Level 3)

Course Level
Level 2

Awarding Body
ABC Awards

Study Method
Online Learning

Course Duration
125 Hours Approx.

Entry Requirements
No entry requirement.

Start Date

  • Study the definition of disability and the harm of stereotyping
  • Explore the true importance of workplace diversity
  • Learn how to deal with common diversity issues
  • Study diversity as an element of the recruitment process
  • Build and enhance important communication skills 

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