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Unconscious Bias Training Course

Unconscious bias Training cert

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£25.00 +VAT per person

Course information
  • Certificate on Successful Completion
  • Access course on Desktop, Laptop or Tablet
  • 15 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Course Duration: 45 Minutes
  • CPD Points: 1

This Unconscious Bias course has been designed to help learners understand that opinions and thoughts that initially come to mind aren't necessarily accurately formed but are created unconsciously due to our personal experience, which can often lead to biased decision-making, such as judgements based on stereotypes.

Correcting unconscious bias thinking is important because of the impact it can have in the workplace. Currently, 36% of UK adults have reported workplace discrimination, with age discrimination being the biggest contributor.

With several types of unconscious biases to challenge, this course raises awareness which will empower individuals looking to improve their decision-making skills for their own benefit and for bringing a level of equality and diversity to the forefront of the workplace. A diverse workplace with less bias will create a richer workforce, but to do this, it means we must be willing to challenge and accept our own unconscious.

  • Train online at your own pace with a full audio voiceover
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Certificate on successful completion
  • Course duration: 45 minutes
  • Unlimited resits at no cost

Who is this Online Unconscious Bias Training for?

This online training is suitable for employees in any industry who aim to raise an awareness and to make the necessary steps to help reduce unconscious bias decisions. It is a course especially ideal for those who are in the position of hiring candidates for their organisation.

The course can be taken by those working in senior roles, such as managers and supervisors.

This course can be taken along with our bullying and harassment and equality and diversity training.

Unconscious Bias Training Certification

Our entire library of training courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as adhering to the universally recognised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Upon passing the online assessment you will have the options to both print and download your Unconscious Bias Certificate in PDF format. In addition to this an automated email will also be sent to your chosen email address containing a link to your certificate ensuring you always have access to a copy.

Furthermore, a QR code is displayed on each certificate which when scanned by a smartphone links to our certification database. This allows employers, auditors and local authority inspectors, for example, to establish a certificates validity instantly and at any time.

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Course Aim

The aim of this training course is to provide knowledge and raise awareness of unconscious biases and how we can prevent our unconscious biases from forming opinions and decisions that may not be accurate. Achieving this can help contribute to creating a richer, more diverse workplace.

Learning Objectives

On completion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Identify what unconscious bias means
  • Identify why it is important to correct unconscious bias in the workplace
  • List seven types of unconscious biases
  • Identify what attribution bias is
  • Identify what affinity bias is
  • Identify an example of biases against young people and older people
  • Define what beauty bias is
  • List some judgements made due to name bias
  • Differentiate between the ‘horn’ and the ‘halo’ effect
  • List some steps on how to eliminate unconscious biases in the workplace
  • List some steps on how to tackle your own unconscious biases

Training Course Content

This course is made up of the following modules:

  • An Introduction to Unconscious Bias Training

    This section introduces the learner to the course and unconscious bias.

  • Section 1 - What is Unconscious Bias and the importance of correcting it?

    This section looks at the defining the term "unconscious bias" as well as the negative consequences of not challenging the subconscious.

  • Section 2 - Becoming familiar of the Different Types of Unconscious Bias

    This section looks at why people may have unconscious biases toward a person, and to understand the most common types.

  • Section 3 - The Horn and the Halo effect

    This section concentrates on understanding term 'the horn and halo effect' which imprints a level of expectation on individuals where they can seem to do no wrong, or in some cases can do no right.

  • Section 4 - Elimination of biases - Your own and in the workplace

    This section looks at steps that can be taken to help reduce the individual’s own biases and attempt to tackle bias in the workplace through education, assessing the hiring process, and striving for a diverse workplace.


On completion of the course lessons and training material an online assessment will automatically unlock. The assessment will contain 15 multiple-choice questions and a mark of 75% or above will be required to pass.

The assessment will be marked instantly and so you will know straight away if you have passed or not. If you don't pass first time there's no need to worry. Unlimited resits at absolutely no additional charge are available so you can retake the assessment again as many times as you need to.

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Please note: For organisations ordering 10 or more units of training there is an option to pay via invoice. Contact the office on 01482 861 040 and we can process your order over the telephone.

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The Online Course Registration Details will contain a Course Code and a unique Course Activation Key – these can be used to create a user account and access the Training Course. Follow the instructions to get up and running on the course.

Please note: If you have ordered more than one course you will receive multiple Course Activation Keys in the Course Registration email.

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Once you have passed the assessment your certificate will be immediately available to print and download in PDF Format. In addition to this an automated email will also be sent to your chosen email address containing a link to your certificate ensuring you always have access to a copy.

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Customer Support

Have further questions, or need some support? Our team is on hand to help you every step of the way – from checking out on the website, gaining access to the course, and downloading your certificate. Call a member of the team on 01482 861 040 or email us on support@train4academy.co.uk and we will be happy to help you along the way.

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Course information
  • Certificate on Successful Completion
  • Access course on Desktop, Laptop or Tablet
  • 15 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Course Duration: 45 Minutes
  • CPD Points: 1


Frequently Asked Questions

What is unconscious bias?

In simplistic terms, unconscious bias is when a decision or judgement is made based on experience, assumptions, and even prejudices. The brain is triggered automatically to make quick judgements and assessments. It is heavily influenced by a vast amount of factors like our background and societal stereotypes, to name just a few, and our unconscious bias tends to affect our attitudes and behaviour towards other people.

What are the everyday types of unconscious bias?

The most common types of unconscious bias we often overlook are gender bias and ageism. Looking closer at our lives, conformity bias is often exhibited and common, which is prevalent in a workplace where there are groups. Conformity bias is where it tends to be an easier option to change our opinions to suit the bigger group rather than speak up. Awareness of certain unconscious biases, especially those exhibited, allows us to deal with them.

Why is unconscious bias training important?

Becoming conscious of our biases means being able to see from a different perspective. Having an unfiltered view is a challenge, and tackling this head-on means that the environment you work in, or any environment in general, becomes fairer and, thus, affects areas of a business positively.