Online course

Understanding Gender Identity: Trans People in the Workplace

Help to create a more trans-friendly workplace by learning about trans people, the struggles they face and how to support them.

Understanding Gender Identity: Trans People in the Workplace

Find out how to be more inclusive of transgender people at work

Throughout history, life has not been easy for transgender people. And, although things may have improved, trans people still face discrimination and many challenges today.

This course is a great starting point for any individual or organisation looking to increase their awareness of trans identity. Ultimately, you’ll learn how to make your organisation more trans-inclusive. You’ll do this by understanding the legal rights and responsibilities around trans identity, and by better understanding trans people.

What topics will you cover?

  • The core contexts of gender identity and trans awareness.

  • An exploration of key terms and use of language.

  • A basic understanding of legislation around rights and responsibilities surrounding trans identities.

  • An introduction into how organisations can become trans-inclusive.

When would you like to start?

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Describe the core contexts of gender identity and trans awareness
  • Explain the key terms and use of language in a trans-positive environment
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the legislation around rights and responsibilities surrounding trans identities
  • Discuss how organisations can become trans-inclusive through good practices

Who is the course for?

This course would suit any individual or organisation looking to increase their awareness of trans-identity, and to become more trans-inclusive.

Who will you learn with?

Meg-John Barker

I write books about sex, gender, and relationships, and I'm a psychologist and psychotherapist who has studied bisexuality, non-monogamy, kink, and trans among other topics.

Jay Stewart

I am co-founder and CEO of Gendered Intelligence, a not-for-profit, trans-led organisation that seeks to increase understanding of gender diversity and improve the lives of trans people.

Who developed the course?

The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning, with a mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas.

What's included?

This is a premium course. These courses are designed for professionals from specific industries looking to learn with a smaller group of like-minded individuals.

  • Learn best practices from experts
  • Learn from the experience of other health professionals
  • Fit learning around your schedule with unlimited access
  • Get evidence of learning outcomes and CPD hours
  • Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible
  • Download and print your Certificate of Achievement anytime