MTU Business Academy

Certificate in

Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

Department of Organisation and Professional Development

Certificate in Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

Programme Details

In Brief

Department & School

Department of Organisation and Professional Development, School of Business


MTU Bishopstown Campus, Cork

Mode of Study


Method of Delivery

Blended Delivery (on campus and online)
One evening per week
In-house corporate delivery also available


2 semesters

Commencement Date

September 2023

Course Fee




Springboard +
Certificate in Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace - MTU Business Academy

+353 (0) 21 433 5900

What To Expect

The Level 8 Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace is a two semester (30 weeks) part-time programme that develops and equips students with the knowledge, skills and confidence required to successfully engage with diverse individuals, be inclusive in practical ways, and develop policies and training, all rooted in the context of best practice in inclusion and the legal framework. This will assist in leading teams, managing employees, mitigating risk and supporting organisational performance.

The programme uses a blend of discussion and exploration of real-world situations to assist participants in exploring diversity and inclusion in a safe and supportive environment. The applied focus of the programme, coupled with relevant content delivery, provides a practical bedrock of knowledge, skills and experience that can be used in a multitude of contexts.

Programme Features


To ensure the learner is aware of, and avails of, all resources/supports available to them from outset of programme, learners will benefit from an induction session that will focus on well-being, work-life harmony, programme structure, group work, use of Canvas, library access and referencing.

Action Learning

Teaching methods will be practically oriented, encouraging discussion and application to accelerate the transfer of learning back to the workplace. Learners will build on their experiences, the experiences of their peers, and learning gained on the programme to develop the skills and techniques required to engage with diversity and inclusion practically, holistically, and cognisant of the legal framework.

Peer to Peer Learning

Learners will have the added value of peer to peer learning and knowledge sharing, exploring case studies and teasing out challenges and best practice solutions with peers from across multiple industry sectors.

Experienced Lecturers & Industry Partners

Lecturers on the programme bring a unique blend of academic qualifications, incorporating diversity and inclusion, business, human resource management, industrial and organisational psychology, and law, together with comprehensive industry and research experience.


The programme has been developed to reflect both best practice in workplace diversity and inclusion and legal requirements. The programme has also been developed with both academic rigour and real-world application in mind.

Assessment Strategy

The programme will make extensive use of critiques, a cross-modular project, and a Research Project. Learners will build on their experience and learning gained on the programme to hone techniques and skills that will inform their best-practice application.


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Individuals who are seeking to improve their understanding of Diversity and Inclusion, and learn how to be practically inclusive in the organisation, while having the confidence to design appropriate training events and develop sound policies should apply for this programme.

Course fee: €1,500

All part-time programmes at MTU will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Students should note that fees quoted relate to the academic year 2023-2024 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.

Students will be notified of their fees by email to their MTU email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

For more information on Fees, please visit the MTU Fees Website.

Online application is open for course commencing September 2023.

Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €500 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.

Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the ‘apply now’ button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.

Department of Organisation & Professional Development
+353 (0) 21 433 5900
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