Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

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The Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership will require Learners to critically evaluate, challenge and synthesise a wide range of current management tools, techniques and models. The emphasis placed on current management concepts and models is on those that are relevant to the 21st century business environment and context and goes beyond the normal examination of Anglo American management models

Entry Requirements

The Qualification has been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression. Entry to the Qualifications will be through centre interview and the candidates will be expected to hold the following

  • Level 6 Qualification or;

  • First Degree

In certain circumstances, managers with considerable experience but no formal Qualifications may be considered, subject to interview and being able to demonstrate their ability to cope with the demands of the programme.
In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6 (or equivalent) is required. International Qualifications will be checked for appropriate matriculation to UK Higher Education postgraduate programmes. The applicants are normally required to produce two supporting references, at least one of which should preferably be Academic.

Qualification Structure

The QUALIFI Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership is a Level 7 Qualification made up of 120 credits.
All units are each 15 credits in value.

The overall structure of the course is based on 8 modules that cover a number of topics relating to learning outcomes. 6 modules are mandatory with options to then choose 2 from 4. Each unit has the equivalency of 15 credits. Learners will be invited to attend lectures and workshops that will introduce the subject matter.
Learners must complete all units successfully and achieve 120 credits before the Diploma can be issued.

  • Manage Team Performance to Support Strategy (15 Credits): The unit will explore how team performance can be evaluated and optimised to realise strategic objectives.

  • Information Management and Strategic Decision Taking (15 Credits): The unit will address the volume and complexity of data and information available to organisations and how to analyse, apply and determine its value in making strategic decisions.

  • Leading a Strategic Management Project (15 Credits): The unit will involve the Learner in formulating research and methodologies to support a strategic management project. They will be required to critically evaluate options and data sources prior to presenting project outcomes.

  • Strategic Direction (15 Credits): The unit will explore the strategic aims and objectives of an organisation and their significance in setting direction, identifying success and progress for the organisation. The unit will also explore where different strategic options may lead the organisation to change its direction.

  • Strategic Planning (15 Credits): This unit is about the value of the strategic planning process in formulating appropriate strategies and designing a plan that will be supported by stakeholders and other organisational leaders. The critical review of the plan and its success is also addressed in the unit.

  • Development as a Strategic Manager (15 Credits): The unit aims to supports organisational and self-awareness in Learners. It provides foundations for a self-critical and reflective approach to personal development to support the Learner when operating at a strategic level. Wider context organisation and environmental factors are also considered as contributors to overall strategic success of the individual and the organisation.

  • Organisational Change Strategies (15 Credits): The main objective of this module is to enable students to understand, plan and achieve organisational change successfully. The received wisdom in much of the business world is that change has to be fast, large-scale and transformational if organisations are to survive. However, there is also evidence that many successful organisations take a much slower and more cautious approach to change. In addition, the failure rate of change initiatives is claimed to be around 70%. It follows from this that managing organisational change is one of the most problematic tasks leaders undertake, and that the ability to do so is a key attribute of successful leaders and successful organisations.

  • Human Resource Planning (15 Credits): The unit will address issues that are important when planning for and securing a workforce that will be able to deliver strategic objectives. The unit will also consider the constraints and influences on organisations HR practices.

Duration and Delivery

This Qualification is designed to be delivered over one academic year for full-time study but it is also flixible in it's delivery in order to accommodate part-time distance learning. 

The qualification is delivered face-to-face, through lectures, tutorials, seminars and online by approved ventres only. 

Assessment and Verification

The tutors will also act as assessors. This will contribute to the verification of the student submitting their own work and will act against cheating or plagiarism as the student will be known.


Learners completing the QUALIFI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership will allow progress to:

  •  The QUALIFI Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership, or

  • A university partner to complete a dissertation to then receive a full master’s degree, or

  • Directly into employment in an associated profession.