ILM Level 4 Courses

Managing Equality and Diversity in an Organisation

Diversity issues at work are never far from the headlines. Our ILM Level 4 courses − Managing Equality and Diversity in an Organisation − draw on three decades of experience in the field. This includes running open management training courses and in-house development programmes across the public, private and charitable sectors. We are an Institute of Leadership and Management Approved Centre.

With the enforced change to our working environments due to Covid-19 our ILM courses are now fully digital. You can become accredited in diversity and inclusion whilst you work remotely. You will still have one-to-one support from the EW Group Course Leader through pre- and post-course coaching calls, as well as the addition of access to our award-winning e-learning as a pre-course resource and delivery of the content via webinar sessions. The pre-course coaching will kick off the course, with weekly sessions.

You’ll leave the course with a deep understanding of how to manage D&I in your organisation and have access to ongoing support and idea-sharing through our new online community platform with the other delegates and the EW Group team.

What are the benefits of an equality and diversity qualification?

Course overview

Our accredited ILM Level 4 courses will equip you with the skills to enhance your team performance through equality, diversity and inclusion. You’ll leave with the confidence to approach a variety of potentially difficult issues in the workplace. And all with only one day away from the office backed up with pre-and post-course coaching sessions and workplace-related assignment.

Course dates

Online Course – December 2021

  • Pre-course coaching calls: 15th and 16th November
  • Course webinars: 7th and 8th December
  • Post-course coaching calls: 24th & 25th January
“It was a really positive and engaging experience and I have already used my understanding of Diversity and Inclusion best practices and overview of our organisation’s D&I processes to move things forward in the business.” Dante Frederick, Diversity & Inclusion Partner at Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR)

This course is ideal for:

Anyone with responsibility for equality, diversity and inclusion matters in your organisation, including:

  • HR Managers
  • Recruitment Managers
  • Diversity and Inclusion Officers, Leads or Champions
  • Organisational Development Leads
  • Policy Advisors
  • Customer Services Leads

What’s covered in our structured learning ILM Level 4 training course

  • Coaching session 1 (pre-course) with your course leader
  • Self-assessment questionnaire
  • Online programme comprising of e-learning module and three weekly webinar sessions or
  • Full-day face-to-face learning and development event in London
  • Post-course coaching session
  • Workplace-related ILM Level 4 assignment
  • Accreditation by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM Level 4 Award)
  • A six-month ILM membership, including access to ILM development resources and networking opportunities.

Enrolment costs

£970 + VAT.

There is a further 15% discount for non-profits, charities and NHS organisations.

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"EW Group has a clear business and outcome-driven focus for equality and diversity which resonates with my own vision. This course influenced the way I work and helped in the design of my current projects. I strongly feel this course helped me achieve my recent Health Service Journal 'BME Pioneer' award." Ricky Somal, Equality and Diversity Lead at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust (now Deputy Director of Organisational Development and Inclusion at Isle of Wight NHS Trust)

Why EW Group

We are an Institute of Leadership and Management Approved Centre. We run a range of ILM courses and accredited in-house training programmes in London, Manchester and across the UK. We offer competitive course fees, as well as discounts for charitable organisations. Get in touch to discuss creating your own in-house ILM course.

Learn more about the benefits of gaining an equality and diversity qualification in this blog, and hear from past delegates about how the Award helped their organisations’ D&I progress.

Equal Scale
85% of the world’s CEOs say a clear diversity and inclusion strategy leads to increased performance
Teams with high levels of diversity and inclusion outperform their peers by 80%

ILM Level 4 Courses – Proven outcomes

For public-sector and charitable organisations

  • Become an equality and diversity champion, and drive action planning and decision-making
  • Influence managers and staff across your organisation
  • Appreciate and articulate the business case for equality and diversity at your organisation
  • Gain a thorough understanding of current equalities legislation
  • Deal confidently with cases of workplace bullying, harassment or victimisation
  • Communicate, monitor and assess equality and diversity policies and practices
  • Build teams that are confident and competent in diversity best practice.

For private-sector companies

  • Achieve a recognised qualification in diversity and inclusion management.
  • Become a business ambassador for diversity and inclusion.
  • Influence managers and staff at all levels in your business.
  • Confidently articulate the business case for diversity and inclusion.
  • Gain a thorough understanding of current UK legislation.
  • Effectively communicate, monitor and evaluate your diversity and inclusion policies.
  • Deal confidently with cases of workplace bullying, harassment or victimisation.
  • Build teams with the capacity to leverage the full benefits of diversity and inclusion, and drive cultural change right across the business.

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“I would highly recommend this course, not only to individuals who hold specific EDI roles within their organisations but to anyone who wants to better understand how they can influence EDI strategy and progression within their teams. It was hugely informative and taught the in-depth topic of Equality legislation and its application in a very easy to understand format.” Nicki Pritchard, Managing Partner at Anderson Quigley

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About the Institute of Leadership and Management

ILM offers a wide range of qualifications covering all aspects of leadership and management, along with specialist programmes in coaching and mentoring, HR and enterprise. Last year 90,000 people registered for an ILM qualification, gaining the crucial skills and knowledge to improve their performance at work.

ILM offers qualifications that deliver key skills where they are needed most: directly in the workplace. Because they understand that every organisation is different, their qualifications are designed to provide maximum choice by enabling individuals and employers to select the subject, level, size and type of programme to suit their specific development needs.

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