CMI Level 5 Award in Managing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

  • Optimise your potential as a novice or seasoned Middle Manager
  • Earn an average of £13k more after earning Chartered Manager Status
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    CMI Level 5 Award in Managing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

    The CMI Level 5 Qualification in Managing Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion is tailored for practicing middle managers and leaders who report to senior managers or business owners.

    It focuses on equipping managers with the understanding and skills necessary to advocate for equality, diversity, and inclusion within their organisations. It aims to empower managers to foster inclusive cultures, reflecting a commitment to the principles of equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace.

    You can benefit from joining the majority of our students by following this Level 5 qualification with the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership to validate your experience, knowledge, and skills.

    Certification details

    ITonlinelearning (provider number C10436701) is a CMI Approved Centre (AP), which means that this certification has been rigorously assessed and approved to meet industry standards.

    Your Certificate
    Hard work pays off: you’ll receive a CMI Level 5 Award in Managing Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (qualification number: 603/3314/5) once you have completed your final unit in this qualification.

    Certification: CMI Level 5 Award in Managing Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
    Vendor: Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
    Course prerequisite: There are no formal prerequisites to study this qualification
    Study time: 41 hours
    Certification requirements: You will need to select and complete at least one unit to a minimum of 4 credits (40 TQT hours) to achieve this qualification.

    What’s included?

    You are eligible for, subject to your package choice and support requirements:

    • Consultation with a Career Consultant to corroborate your course choice
    • Depending on your experience level, you could be eligible for Foundation or full-fledged Chartered Manager Status
    • Draft checking & official marking for assignments, as well as 1 free re-take
    • Access to a full Support Team including a Tutor and Study Coach
    • CMI Membership with exclusive benefits
    • A professional, Management-oriented CV rewrite*
    • A LinkedIn profile overhaul to maximise your new networking opportunities*

    *Value-added service that can be added at an additional cost

    Claim Your Post-Nominals

    Want to command the highest esteem as a qualified Management Professional? Do you want to add the renowned “CMgr” post-nominals after your name to showcase your prestige?

    You are eligible for full-fledged Chartered Manager Status if you complete a CMI Diploma or Extended Diploma (at Level 5 or higher) and have more than 3 years’ experience in a management role.

    On your way to becoming a Chartered Manager? Why not take the first step with Foundation Chartered Manager Status, so that you can add the post-nominals “fCMgr” after your name?

    Who are the CMI?

    Since 1947, the Chartered Management Institute has empowered management and leadership professionals. The CMI upholds the highest standards of the profession and offers Chartered Manager Status through their Royal Charter, bringing together a global community of passionate & dedicated managers.

    Established in the aftermath of the Second World War, their mission was to help rebuild the UK by raising the quality and standard of management. CMI developed the first diploma in management, and they are still dedicated to improving management practice today.

    Choosing Us for Your CMI Training Means

    Full Choice of CMI Study Units

    You get access to the widest selection of Study Units available directly from the CMI to tailor a study programme that best suits you and your career.

    Draft Checking & 1 Free Re-take

    Over and above your official assignment submission to the CMI that results in a pass or refer outcome, our in-house CMI Tutor and Study Coach checks your assignment draft. We review your assignment to give you feedback on the subject matter, provide you with advice, and ensure you are aware of any areas that need improvement – all to maximise your chances of getting a pass on the first try! Plus, you’re eligible for one free retake for each assignment.

    CMI Study Coach and Mentor

    You will have access to a CMI Study Coach and Mentor to keep you on track with your studies, provide you with study support, and help ensure you complete your studies successfully. Learners just like you regularly highlight the value of having a Study Coach and Mentor (in their learner surveys) in terms of helping them successfully achieve their qualifications in the most effective way.

    Career Services

    Your personal, specialist Recruitment Advisor will provide you with a professional CV review, LinkedIn profile overhaul, interview support, and career coaching so that you can fully utilise the new networking opportunities you have access to!

    CMI Membership

    You will gain exclusive access to the CMI so that you can benefit from continued professional development (CPD), career tools, webinars, articles, events, and networking with other CMI professionals!


    With ITonlinelearning, you get 3 months’ unlimited access to your course – so you can access CMI’s Management Diagnostics Tool, Knowledge & Insights Hub, Events & Webinars, CPD Record, Mentoring, Management Direct, Career Development Centre, and Qwell Mental Health Support. 

    We are an Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) for the UK’s most esteemed learning providers

    Why Choose CMI?

    UK-Endorsed Accreditation

    Hard work pays off: you’ll receive a certificate accredited by the prestigious, globally recognised Chartered Management Institute once you have completed this qualification: a highly regarded testament to your skills.

    Improved Career Prospects

    A whopping 80% of Managers said that gaining a CMI qualification is a key element of becoming a professional manager!

    You Get Post-Nominals

    Want to command the highest esteem as a qualified Management Professional? Do you want to add the renowned “CMgr” post-nominals after your name to showcase your prestige? With CMI, you can!

    Helping You Help Your Team

    About 79% of CMI qualification holders confirmed that their new skills have increased overall team performance – which is great if you’re looking to increase your salary on an individual- and team-basis.

    Get a Foundation Degree Equivalent

    When you complete a CMI Level 5 qualification, you earn the academic equivalent of a Higher National Diploma or Foundation Degree in Management and Leadership.

    Assignment-Based Qualifications

    Did you know that assignment-based assessment yields better results than examinations, likely because of the lack of feedback in exam-based qualifications? Well, CMI qualifications are assessed purely through assignment completion.

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    Your Curriculum

    To achieve the CMI Level 5 Award in Managing Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, you will need to complete 1 unit below to a minimum or 50 TUT (Total Unit Time) hours and 5 credits.


    This unit has been designed to enable the learner to analyse the requirements for managing, monitoring and reporting on equality, diversity and inclusion. It focuses on the skills required to lead by example and how to adapt leadership styles to support others to see the benefits of inclusive practice. learners will be armed with the knowledge required to develop and implement an action plan, and monitor its outcomes to make continuous improvement.

    The Key to Your Success

    Your Expert Career Consultant has received extensive training in the solutions we offer, and they understand that making the wrong choice can have a negative impact on your career, and overall well-being. They’re here to: 

    • Get to know you, your goals, and your experience 
    • Help you through the best options for you
    • Make sure you choose the right path: financially, psychologically, and professionally. 

    Career and Progression Prospects

    Management is used in many sectors, but here are a few roles you’re qualified to explore with this certification:

    Operations Manager

    Regional Manager

    Senior Manager

    Department Manager

    Your Success is Assured

    Expert Career Consultants

    Our expert Career Consultants select qualifications that align perfectly with your aspirations by collaborating with you to identify your desired end-goal.

    Certified Tutors

    Our certified Tutors are there to assist you with course questions, exam queries, and revision so you have all the support you need to ace your exams.

    Study Coaches and Mentors

    Your Study Coach and Mentor is dedicated to guiding and supporting you throughout your journey by providing motivation, encouragement, and monitoring progress.

    Experienced Recruitment Advisors

    Your Recruitment Advisor will provide you with the tools you need to succeed, like an industry-oriented CV, LinkedIn profile overhaul, and exclusive resources.

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    Projecting Your Salary

    We want to help you achieve the best outcome in your studies so that you can flourish in your selected development pathway.

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    £43.3K /

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    Operations Manager

    £51K /

    per year

    Senior Operations Manager

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    You have questions, and we have all the answers

    The Level 5 CMI qualification is intended for mid-Managers, Operational, and Departmental Managers looking to grow their existing skills in management and leadership and move toward more senior Management opportunities.

    The Level 5 CMI qualification is equivalent to a Foundation Degree and Higher National Diploma (HND) in academic terms.

    CMI qualifications are available at different levels of depth and duration. Awards are the shortest and most concise qualification type. Certificates provide a broader base of knowledge and skills and take longer to complete. Diplomas provide a comprehensive and extensive program of learning and typically take the longest of to complete.

    CMI qualifications do not require individuals to take any official exams. However, a series of assignments must be completed and assessed by CMI-qualified Tutors before a qualification can be awarded. These assignments are research-based and have specific requirements, including font size and structure, as well as word limits that vary depending on the award, certificate, diploma, or extended diploma, and the level of the qualification.

    The Chartered Manager status is the highest level of professional recognition in the management and leadership field. It signifies a commitment to exceptional management skills and continuing professional development, as well as a demonstrated ability to deliver measurable impact. As the only professional body with a Royal Charter, the CMI is uniquely qualified to award this prestigious designation. As a Chartered Manager, you would be able to indicate the prestige of your qualification with the post-nominals ‘CMgr’ following your name on professional documents and platforms including LinkedIn, your CV, or your email signature. Those just starting their careers in management may be interested in Foundation Chartered Manager status, which recognises existing skills and knowledge and provides a pathway to full Chartered Manager status.