• Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care

  • Level 4 Certificate in Health and Social Care

  • Level 4 Certificate in Business Management

  • Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care

  • Level 5 Diploma in Business Management 

  • Level 5 Diploma in Business Enterprise

  • Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

  • Level 7 Diploma in Executive Management

  • Level 7 Diploma in Accounting and Finance

  • Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management

  • Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

Level 7 Diploma in Executive Management


The Qualifi Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership allows learners to acquire knowledge and understanding in a range of topics and to develop key skills in the following aspects;
1. To understand and apply the principles of strategic leadership in a business environment
2. Review and apply the principles of business management within industry
3. To understand and apply the principles of strategic management in a specific environment
4. To improve the employability of learners by allowing them to explore the relationship between management theories and their practical application in the business world.
5. Analyse problem solving techniques specific to business and industry
6. Select, collate, review and analyse information form a wide range of sources
7. Work independently and as part of a team
8. Manage one’s own personal development and growth

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. The overall structure of the course is based on 8 mandatory modules that cover a number of topics relating to learning outcomes. 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. Formative assessments (weighted at 0%) may be used in lectures or tutorials to check knowledge and understanding of specific topics and subject areas.

  • Corporate Strategy (15 Credits):  This unit is aimed at developing learners’ critical analysis of corporate strategy and the role of supply chains in a global context. It explores how functional strategies are integrated and the relationship between strategy and organisation. It also requires learners to demonstrate professional skills that enable effective business management at the strategic level.

  •  Corporate Finance and Financial Strategy (15 Credits): This unit addresses the issues around making investment decisions and corporate finance at the global level. It highlights strategic approaches, risk and needs for maintaining working capital. The unit explores different capital structures, foreign exchange options and corporate finance, restructuring.
    Learners will be expected to use case study material to explore these issues and be able to manipulate financial information.

  • Human Resource Practice, Leadership and Managing People (15 Credits): The aim of this unit is to critique the skills, value and contribution of human resource management and development practitioners, and leaders for the effective operation of organisations. Learners will gain insight into HR and leadership practices and techniques and examine relevant theory. The need for expertise and professionalism amongst HR practitioners and how ethics and culture in organisations might be affected is also considered.

  • Global Trade and its Impact on Strategy  (15 Credits): The unit looks at contemporary trade and trade issues as they affect organisations. It examines the impact of globalisation, the internet, politics and ethics on business behaviour and business success.

  • Research, Problem Solving and Business Reporting (15 Credits): The unit will develop learners’ use and understanding of research methods and using research evidence. It will review relevant methods and theory connected with identifying and solving business problems as well as exploring the use of decision making tools.
    Learners will be expected to develop and show competence in their business writing too by presenting reports that make use of relevant research evidence to support their propositions and recommendations.

  • Operations, Quality and Supply Chain Management (15 Credits): The unit considers operations management and its contribution in supporting business objectives. It addresses quality and supply chain issues and how different organisations and industries make use of different systems, techniques and methods. Learners will be able to evaluate alternative operations management strategies to support business performance.

  • Strategic Marketing (15 Credits): The unit will investigate underlying models, techniques and theories that underpin marketing and can contribute to strategic objectives. It will also provide learners with a critical understanding of the marketing function within complex organisations.

  • Project Management (15 Credits): The unit will support learners in their appreciation of project management methods, techniques and tools. It will consider human, financial and other matters in project feasibility and how people, teams and risk is factored into project initiation and delivery.

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 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 Executive Management 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.