Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

This programme of studies is a Professional Tutor Supported Learning Programme certified by Pearson Edexcel which includes:

  • On site workshops (and online blended)
  • Distance Learning and research
  • Exercise workbooks
  • Personal Study
  • Full Tutor Support and Supervision

Level 7 DSML is a senior qualification. It provides senior managers and directors, (both practising and aspiring), the opportunity to develop as leading practitioners in their field. This qualification will help you to gain a detailed understanding of the demands and skills needed as a senior strategic leader.

This programme enables individuals to develop their executive performance using a combination of online study material, onsite and  online workshops, a set of referenced reading, reflective practice and assessment with learning partner support.

Programme Overview

Credit Value120 Credits
Duration12 - 18 months
Study MethodologyTutor supported blended programme, featuring workshops (usually 6 weeks/2 months apart), learning partner support, assessment and feedback, practical application, set reading and reflective practice.
Assessment CriteriaSix assignments, including one practical project assignment.
Entry RequirementsParticipants will normally be practising middle/senior managers or directors. They will normally be expected to be able to demonstrate this by holding some form of leadership position or qualification at Level 5 or above.

Programme method

Workshop/blended programme providing a varied learning experience through the following:

  • Tutorial based workshops covering theory and practical application of topics with specialist experts.
  • Supervision Support – Provision of unlimited learning partner tutorial support between modules
  • Specifically written companion materials to support workshops
  • Written marking, feedback and support on assignments through to completion

Programme structure

UnitModuleNameDays
61Project Management – the Strategic Perspective CV20 GLH 453
2 (core unit)2Strategic Change Management CV20 GLH 453
1 (core unit)6Strategic Leadership & Management CV20 GLH 453
54Strategic Marketing Management CV20 GLH 453
72Strategic Human Resource Management CV20 GLH 453
83Financial Principles and Techniques for the Strategic Manager3

Other requirements

  • A laptop/PC with a broadband internet connection capable of supporting video streaming.
  • An active e-mail account
  • Microsoft office (for word documents and pdf) or equivalent compatible software.
  • Speakers and microphone connected to your PC (or headphones)
  • Web Browser

Progression routes

The Level 7 qualification is a prestigious diploma and provides students with 120 credits at Level 7. These credits, which are at postgraduate level, can be used as a stepping stone into advanced entry into full Masters level qualifications.

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