Welcome to The 7th Strand – Promoting Transgender Equality.
This is an online training and development resource originally developed by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) with generous support from the Learning and Skills Council (LSC), Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (DBIS) and the Forum for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Equality in post school education.
LSIS sadly closed in July 2013. Since then the online module has been hosted on the Foundation Online learning website where you can still use the module and work through to completion and a receiving a certificate.
In order to use the module you will need to create a free user account with Foundation Online. Below are the steps needed to be able to do so.
Once in the website, click the window labelled Equality and Diversity and you will shown a list of courses.
Clicking on Trans-gender equality: the 7th strand will take you to a screen that will allow you to create an account on the website if you haven’t already done so.
If you have an account simply login. Otherwise create one by following the instructions and fill in the relevant details. Once completed, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address you have chosen. In this email will be a confirmation link that will confirm your details. Once logged in, you will be able to use the module.
There is an assessment module to test you once you have completed the learning module which if and when you pass with a sufficient percentage will allow you to print off a completion certificate.