About this course

Diversity and Inclusion Advisers are key influencers in an organisation.

As a key influencer, you will work with specialist groups within your organisation and liaise with senior leaders to gain their commitment to initiatives in support of the MOD Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and in promoting a whole force inclusive working environment.

You will also provide moral support and provide advice to personnel of all ranks and grades in respect of the bullying and harassment complaints procedure.

The aim of the Diversity and Inclusion Adviser course is to prepare military and Civil Service personnel to perform duties as a Diversity and Inclusion Adviser at unit, establishment and formation headquarters level.

What you will learn

You will learn how to:

  • articulate current diversity and inclusion strategy, policies and initiatives in order to create a whole force for inclusive working environment
  • provide appropriate, accurate and impartial advice regarding discrimination, bullying, harassment and/or abuse in accordance with JSP 763
  • produce and maintain accurate diversity and inclusion logs and reports and ensure they are recorded in accordance with JSP 763
  • evaluate the unit, establishment, station or formation headquarter for diversity and inclusion climate and formulate effective action plans
  • gain insight and an overview of the Formal Complaints Policy and Process for Military Personnel outlined in in JSP831 and for MOD Civil Servants the Formal Civilian Bullying Harassment Discrimination and Victimisation Complaints Policy and Procedures
How this course will help your career

To perform the role of a Diversity and Inclusion Adviser.

Planned dates
  • 24th January 2023
  • 7th February 2023
  • 14th February 2023
  • 14th February 2023
  • 17th February 2023
  • 21st February 2023
  • 28th February 2023
  • 14th March 2023
  • 28th April 2023

Please contact us for further planned dates on this course.

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Who can attend this course
Military
MOD civil servants

Limited to MOD personnel only.

Before you attend

The Diversity and Inclusion (Advisor) course is for those individuals intending to qualify (or requalify) as a unit diversity and inclusion advisor.

It has been redesigned to remove the mandatory requirement to complete the Diversity and Inclusion Practitioner course as a pre-requisite. Commencing from May 2021, it is delivered as a two-part intervention.

  • Diversity and Inclusion (Advisor) part 1: self-directed, online modules on the Defence Learning Environment (DLE) (approximately 5 hours duration), to be completed no later than 24 hours, prior to attending the Diversity and Inclusion (Advisor) part 2.
  • Diversity and Inclusion (Advisor) part 2: trainer-led, learning (3.5 days virtual delivery).

You should consider the following Routes to Learning (RtL) when assessing your eligibility to apply for, enrol on and attend this course:

  • RtL option 1 (legacy course completion):
    • you have successfully completed Diversity and Inclusion Practitioner course within the last 3 years
    • you have successfully completed the Diversity and Inclusion Fundamentals Online Course on the DLE (pass mark 80%) within the last 12 months
    • proceed straight to application for Diversity and Inclusion part 2 (see below for application/enrolment process)
  • RtL option 2 (legacy course qualification):
    • you have a previous qualification as an equality, diversity and inclusion advisor, but due to inactivity, your currency/competency has expired
    • you have successfully completed the Diversity and Inclusion Fundamentals Online Course on the DLE (pass mark 80%) within the last 12 months
    • proceed straight to application for Diversity and Inclusion (Advisor) part 2 (see below for application/enrolment process)
  • RtL option 3 (new to the role, or have been absent from a Diversity and Inclusion role for more than 3 years):
    • you will need to have successfully completed the Diversity and Inclusion Fundamentals online course on the DLE (pass mark 80%) within the last 12 months
    • you will need to successfully complete the Diversity and Inclusion (Advisor) part 1 (this needs to be completed no later than 24 hours prior to attending part 2)
    • you will need to successfully complete the Diversity and Inclusion (Advisor) part 2
  • RtL option 4 ( practicing Diversity and Inclusion Advisor seeking to extend their competency/qualification):
    • Top Level Budgets have been delegated the authority to extend your qualification/competency for a further 5 years, providing the following conditions are met:
      • evidence submitted of your Diversity and Inclusion Advisor practice (i.e. activity in the role, CPPD events etc)
      • successful completion of the Diversity and Inclusion Fundamentals Online Course on the DLE (pass mark 80%) within the previous 12 months (of seeking the extension)
    • pending the above, there is no requirement to re-attend either Diversity and Inclusion part 1 or part 2 of the new Diversity and Inclusion (Advisor) Course
Planned dates
  • 24th January 2023
  • 7th February 2023
  • 14th February 2023
  • 14th February 2023
  • 17th February 2023
  • 21st February 2023
  • 28th February 2023
  • 14th March 2023
  • 28th April 2023

Please contact us for further planned dates on this course.

Register your interest
How the course will be taught
Online (Virtual)
How you will be assessed
  • completion of Defence Diversity and Inclusion Fundamentals course with pass mark of at least 80%
  • assessments will be conducted throughout the course
  • you will be deemed competent or non-competent to carry out the role of a Diversity and Inclusion Adviser

Following successful completion of all course pre-requisites and assessments you will be eligible to apply for the CMI Level 5 Award in Managing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion qualifications, which is self-funded.

Planned dates
  • 24th January 2023
  • 7th February 2023
  • 14th February 2023
  • 14th February 2023
  • 17th February 2023
  • 21st February 2023
  • 28th February 2023
  • 14th March 2023
  • 28th April 2023

Please contact us for further planned dates on this course.

Register your interest