The qualifications covered are:
- CMI Level 7 Award in Strategic Management and Leadership (QCF)
- CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership (QCF)
- CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (QCF)
- CMI Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (QCF)
Developed for senior managers who have the responsibility to translate organisational strategy into effective performance, the Level 7 qualifications in Strategic Management and Leadership requires the manager to focus on the requirement of implementing the organisation’s strategy.
These qualifications are designed for directors and senior managers who have the authority and personal inspiration to translate organisational strategy into effective performance. These qualifications require directors and senior managers to build on their skills in strategic management and leadership and to focus on the requirements of inter-organisational strategy.
Each qualification is summarised below with the corresponding UK and International fee, inclusive of VAT, tuition, course materials and registration with the awarding body. Further supplementary programme information is provided towards the end of the page, and in the FAQ.
Course fees can be paid in full directly via the secure payment option next to the qualification to be studied. For alternative payment methods, including monthly payment plans, see our FAQ.
The Level 7 Award in Strategic Management and Leadership will build on the managerial skills and knowledge you already have. It will give you a greater understanding of the various roles and responsibilities involved in strategic management. We will tailor your qualification to suit your professional needs.
A more extensive qualification, the Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership gives you a broader knowledge of effective management skills, while focusing on the specific management areas appropriate to you and your workplace.
The Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership is designed for strategic managers aspiring to develop their skills. A Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership is the benchmark qualification for full CMI membership.
With a more comprehensive structure, the Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership develops you further to give you all the key skills and competencies you will need to become an effective strategic manager. As with the Diploma, the Extended Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership gives you full CMI membership and takes you another step closer towards Chartered Manager status.
- Strategic performance management
- Financial management
- Organisational direction
- Strategic marketing
- Strategic risk management
The length of time varies depending upon the time you can commit to studying. A basic guide:
Award: 6 – 8 weeks
Certificate: 18 – 24 weeks
Diploma: 6 – 12 months
Extended Diploma: 12 – 18 months
Assessment is normally via practical work-based assignments provided by ET&C. This ensures you minimise time away from work and that you undertake work study which is relevant to your own organisation’s context.
Qualifications at QCF Level 7 portray practical skills and competences that are rated in academic terms as being comparable to Master’s Degrees, Integrated Master’s Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Postgraduate Certificates.
These qualifications can be offered to individuals from age 19. There are no specific entry requirements for these qualifications, but ET&C must ensure that individuals admitted to the programme have sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment.
On successful completion of a Level 7 qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership, a number of progression opportunities become available:
- Enhance your professional status by upgrading your CMI membership
- Progress to other qualifications at the same level (e.g. from Level 7 Award to Level 7 Certificate etc.)
- Progress to other qualifications at the next level (e.g. from Level 7 Certificate to Level 8 Certificate)
- Apply to become a Chartered Manager (Diploma only)
Please also see our portfolio of qualifications.
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