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CMI Level 7 Award in Strategic Approaches to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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3 months
CMI Level 7 Award in Strategic Approaches to Equality Diversity and Inclusion
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80 CPD hours / points
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Are you involved in delivering an Equality and Diversity policy or practice, or are you looking to move into this area of work? Then this CMI qualification is ideal for you.

It is designed for individuals wishing to develop professional management and leadership practice, and who will have the knowledge, skills and behaviours to drive business activities in a management and leadership role to improve or introduce an organisation's Strategic approach to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

It is likely to work for role and responsibilities which may also include but are not limited to taking responsibility for people, projects, operations and/or services to deliver organisational success. They will have the professionalism to deliver impact, behave ethically and demonstrate a commitment to continual learning and development.


CMI Level 7 Award in Strategic Approaches to Equality Diversity and Inclusion

Regulated by Ofqual


80 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service


  • CMI Level 7 Award in Strategic Approaches to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


This course provides a structured examination of the Strategic approaches to providing a well justified business case for the adoption of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion practices for an organisation.

The Learning Outcomes are:

  • An understanding of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at a Strategic Level
    • A critical assessment of structural inequality within an organisational and societal context.
    • Explore the approaches to legal and good practice
    • Appraise the influence of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion upon the strategic of an organisation
    • Develop a Business Case for good practice in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • How to develop strategic priorities for for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
    • Identify and appraise data and information to inform strategic priorities
    • Develop strategic priorities
    • Develop a strategy to embed the strategic priorities for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

Who is this course for?

This CMI qualification have been designed for practising or aspiring managers in roles such as:

Senior Manager / Regional Manager / Specialist Manager (with expertise in a specific business or technical function such as quality, finance, risk, marketing, sales IT, human resources etc.) / Director / CEO

Extensive research has been undertaken by CMI to ensure that these qualifications reflect tasks and activities of managers in the aforementioned roles in the workplace. Sources of information include, but are not limited to:

  • Comparability to national management qualifications
  • 21st Century Leaders Paper
  • CMI Professional Standards
  • Stakeholder consultation


This CMI qualification can be offered to Learners from age 19. CMI does not specify entry requirements for these qualifications, but as a Centre we are required to ensure that Learners admitted to the programme have sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment.

As a CMI Centre we ensure Learners are recruited with integrity onto appropriate qualifications that will:

  • meet their needs
  • enable and facilitate learning and achievement
  • enable progression

The qualification is offered in the medium of the English Language.

Career path

Successful candidates have been appointed as Equality and Diversity Leads in a few circumstances have been promoted to senior management to drive the required changes.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.