Developing trans competence

This course provides an introduction to transgender issues and how services can best support their trans service users effectively and sensitively. It offers more in-depth and trans-specific learning than our Improving LGB&T Competence course.


What the course covers


  • aspects of trans identities and terminology
  • transitioning and gender reassignment
  • research and evidence of trans health and support needs
  • Public Sector Equality Duties in relation to the Act’s ‘protected characteristic’ of gender reassignment
  • the Gender Recognition Act 2004
  • the Equality Act 2010


Who it’s aimed at


The course is ideal for an introduction to trans issues for all staff and managers working with trans people in a wide range of services such as substance misuse, housing, mental health, sexual health and generic support, as well as anyone seeking to improve their knowledge of issues affecting trans people.

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