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Supporting LGBTQ+ children and young people



Our e-learning courses cost £35 (+VAT) per place, discounted to £25 (+VAT) per place for Stonewall School & College Champions members & CYPS Champions members.

If you are a member of one of Stonewall's membership programmes check the memberships web portal or contact elearning.support@stonewall.org.uk for details of how to redeem your discount.

If you book more than 10 places, then you can take advantage of our discounted e-learning bundle deals.  Please contact elearning.support@stonewall.org.uk for more information. We can work out a tailored bundle deal for you based on the number of places you want to buy.

If you have any further queries please contact elearning.support@stonewall.org.uk

What will I learn?

After completing our training, you will be able to:

  • Increase your knowledge of LGBTQ+ terminology
  • Understand the experiences of LGBTQ+ children and young people
  • Understand how different aspects of a child or young person’s identity intersect to shape their experiences
  • Understand the law and your obligations in relation to LGBTQ+ inclusion
  • Identify your role in keeping LGBTQ+ children and young people safe, and free from stigma and discrimination
  • Understand how to prevent and tackle anti-LGBTQ+ bullying and language
  • Know what you can do to support lesbian, gay and bi children and young people
  • Know what you can do to support trans children and young people
  • Consider how LGBTQ+ inclusive practice can be embedded across your setting 

“I feel the content of this course has been very thorough in highlighting the difficulties that LGBTQ+ children and young people can and often do face. It has built on my prior knowledge and made me question and analyse past and current practices.” 

About the course

This CPD accredited course will provide you with the knowledge, tools and confidence to support LGBTQ+ children and young people in your school or college as well as to prevent and tackle anti-LGBTQ+ bullying and language (for example, homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying). The content you see is tailored to your nation and setting type. Use the dropdown menu at the start of this page to choose your nation, setting type and whether you’d like to learn in English or Welsh.

Evidence-based research

The University of Birmingham used the Supporting LGBTQ+ Children and Young People module in a randomised control trial to test its effectiveness in training children’s social workers. Results showed that the module is effective at increasing participants’ LGBTQ+ knowledge and reducing their heteronormative attitudes and beliefs.

After completing the module, 99.5% of participants thought they were better able to support LGBTQ+ young people. Read the report.  

Which version of the course do I need?

If you work in a school, college or education setting, choose 'School or college or education setting' from the dropdown list. If you work with children and/or young people in another context, choose 'Children and young people's services'.

Choose the nation in which you are based from the dropdown list. If you are not based in England, Scotland, or Wales, choose England. If you'd like to access the course in Welsh, choose 'Wales - Welsh language' from the nation dropdown list. 

How long is the course?

This training package is full of essential information, practical advice, and interactive activities. Complete your course at your own pace and in your own time, it'll take around 4 hours in total.  

Payment and access

If you pay by card or PayPal you will have instant access. If you are buying places for your colleagues, you can grant and manage their access in the Stonewall Learning platform. 

Click here if you need to be invoiced rather than pay by card or PayPal. Please note it may take at least 5 working days to process the invoice and you will not gain access until payment has been received. 

Essential information

At Stonewall we put accessibility at the forefront of all that we do and want to make sure our learning can be accessed by all. You can find out more by reading our accessibility statement.

By buying your place(s) on this course, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions and this privacy policy.

Access will cease 365 days from purchase.

Please make sure that you create your order using a personally identifiable e-mail address. Your email address will become your username for the e-learning so you must use your own e-mail address and not a shared one. It's important this is the email address linked to the organisation you are purchasing on behalf of.

Stonewall is proud to provide information, support and guidance on LGBTQ+ inclusion; working towards a world where we're all free to be. This does not constitute legal advice, and is not intended to be a substitute for legal counsel on any subject matter.


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