Diversity and Inclusion (5OS05)




Additional Specialist Unit

  • Fully flexible delivery options and start datesDedicated personal adviser throughout your programme24/7 support via our Virtual Learning EnvironmentDownloadable course materials and supporting resourcesTutors 100% CIPD qualified and have strategic and practical HR experienceFlexible interest free payment plans up to 12 mths for all Certificates and Diplomas*Full range of CIPD modules with a mixed mode approachOur candidates attain results that are higher than the national average

*self funders only

About this Unit

This unit focuses on how adapting leadership styles to manage, monitor and report on equality and diversity is essential for inclusive practice and legislation. The importance of promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce to drive a positive culture and celebrate diversity and inclusion increases organisational performance as well as meeting the needs of employees and customers more effectively.

What will you learn

You will cover the value that diversity and inclusion has in the workplace and how a diversity and inclusion strategy can support organisations. You will evaluate the contribution and challenges that diversity and inclusion brings and how this meets employee and customer needs. You will learn about the requirements of employment legislation and regulations and the key requirements for statutory reporting on disability, ethnicity, gender and pay gap reporting. Additionally, you will undertake a review of organisational policies and practices in relation to diversity and inclusivity at work and conduct an equality impact assessment on a people practice policy. Finally, you will evaluate the role of managers and leaders in creating a culture that celebrates difference and embraces diversity and inclusion.

This unit is suitable for persons who:

  • are aspiring to, or embarking on, a career in people management
  • —are working in a people practice role and wish to contribute their knowledge and skills to help shape organisational value
  • —are working towards or working in a people manager role

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit, learners will:

  • Understand the importance of embracing diversity and inclusion in organisations.
  • Be able to ensure diversity and inclusion is reflected and promoted in the organisation.
  • Be able to embed best practice approaches to diversity and inclusion.


Associate Level

A short video introducing the new CIPD qualifications

What Our Candidates Say

Hear what our successful candidates have to say about our support, tutors, online workshops, virtual learning environment and more.

New Associate Unit FAQs

We have compiled the following commonly asked questions about the advanced unit, click to expand on them below. Do get in touch if you can not find the answer you need.

Need More Information

Need help? Talk to one of our specialists using the online chat facility on the bottom right corner of this window. Alternatively, you can request a callback using the form below.

* These fields are required.


Call us to speak to one of our consultants
We are here to help

44 (0) 207 932 2760


Write to us by email, use the email address below to contact us directly