Bullying & Harassment in the Workplace

This course is designed to give practical advice to managers and employers to help them prevent and deal with incidents of bullying and harassment in the workplace.


Why take this course?

This course contains three easy to follow study units designed to offer practical advice to managers and employers to help them prevent and deal with incidents of bullying and harassment in the workplace.

Unit 1: this unit defines what 'bullying' and 'harassment' are and explores the legislation that is in place to protect employees.

Unit 2: this unit provides examples of bullying and harassment to help learners identify incidents in their own workplace. The unit also includes a step–by–step guide on how to implement an anti–bullying and harassment policy.

Unit 3: this unit explores the informal and formal approaches that can be taken when dealing with complaints of bullying and harassment. The unit also covers the ACAS code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures that sets out principles for handling disciplinary and grievance situations in the workplace.

What you will experience

The online materials include quizzes and handouts to help reinforce learning as students work through each topic. In addition, students will be asked to take an online assessment to check their knowledge on completion of the course.

On completion of this course learners will be able to: Describe the meaning of the terms 'bullying' and 'harassment'; Understand the legal responsibilities employers have for dealing with incidents of bullying and harassment; Recognise the signs of bullying and harassment in the workplace; Implement an anti–bullying and harassment policy for your workplace and ensure all employees are familiar with it; Establish procedures for dealing with grievance and disciplinary matters and ensure all employees are familiar with them; Respond to complaints of bullying and/or harassment.

Student writing

Key facts

Mode of study
Distance Learning
Method of study

This course will require you to manage your workload independently, without tutor support.

Entry requirements

Previous knowledge or experience would be of benefit but is not essential.

What you will need

Students must have access to a computer with a broadband internet connection.

What you need to know

Next steps




Duration Fees Code
5 Hours over 1 Month £30.00
Paper applications only

Paper applications

You must submit a paper application form for this course and return it to us completed and signed.

Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330
Email: enquiry@nescol.ac.uk

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website: www.nescol.ac.uk, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.