Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

Course Overview

This is a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) and as such requires that the candidate provides a written account of their work and responsibilities and provide documentary evidence to support this.

The qualification develops the knowledge and skills required to demonstrate recognisable leadership and management skills, for example improving performance within the organisation, providing leadership, facilitate innovation, developing a strategic business plan, managing risk, workforce planning and project management.


Who needs this qualification?

The Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership is a qualification aimed at senior managers and directors. Their work activities are strategic and they are responsible for the control of activities and work output of other managers.


Why is this training important?

The future of any organisation is too important to leave to chance. Effective management, strong leadership and exceptional client care are the cornerstones that underpin the competitive differentials of many successful organisations.


Mandatory units:

To gain this Level 7 Diploma qualification, you must achieve a minimum of 45 credits. You must complete the 3 mandatory units, amounting to 16 credits, and a choice of optional units with a minimum total of 29 credits.

The mandatory units for this qualification are detailed below; further additional optional units are available upon request.

  • Develop a Strategic Business Plan
  • Execute a Strategic Business Plan
  • Provide Strategic Leadership and Direction

Candidates can choose from a selection of further optional units.


Course details.

The average completion time for this qualification is 7-9 months.

There are no formal requirements but candidates need to be an experienced, practicing senior manager whose activities are strategic.

This Level 7 Diploma qualification is competence-based. This means that it is linked to a person’s ability to competently perform a range of tasks connected with their work.

Candidate of this course will qualify for free ILM Membership for the duration of their studies.