Develop your understanding of gender identity, gender expression and trans and the issues faced by trans people as employees, customers, and members of the public.

Course objectives:

  • Understand the difference between Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Biological Gender and Sexual Orientation 
  • Understand why it is important to use appropriate and non-offensive terminology
  • Assess the impact of stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination
  • Challenge common myths and misconceptions
  • Recognise and understand  the legal rights of Transgender people in employment and as customers
  • Reduce and eliminate any fears or misunderstanding
  • Understand the ‘Transition Pathway’ and how the well-being and health of a Transgender person may be affected
  • Be aware of changes to policy and practice that may be needed in your own department and role.
  • Be able to implement changes to policy and practice that improve the experience of transgender employees and customers
  • Know where to go for further support

Course Fees:

  • SCVS Members - Half Day Course - £10
  • Non SCVS Members / Individuals - Full Day Course - £75

To ensure that the payment of fees is not a barrier to attending courses, we provide some places at reduced cost to individuals receiving benefit/out of county third sector organisations. Please contact the Training Team if you would like to apply for a bursary.

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