Level 7 Diploma Strategic Leadership & Management (CMI)

Start date(s):
14 Sep 2020
1 year
Level 7
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Study Mode:
Part Time
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Attendance Pattern:
Daytime, Evening
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
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This programme is validated by CMI (Chartered Management Institute)


Course details may be subject to change

This strategic course focuses on encouraging and enabling directors and senior managers to develop and improve performance through organisational strategy.

The modules cover a range of topics, including: strategic leadership, performance management strategies, a strategic management project, implementing organisational change strategies and strategic human resource planning.

This course runs on an evening and has various start dates across the academic year. For more information, please contact Admissions on Live Chat.

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This programme is perfect for those who have completed the Level 7 CMI Strategic Leadership programme, and wish to top-up their qualification to a masters degree.


This programme is designed for managers who have the authority and personal inspiration to translate organisational strategy into effective operational performance. The qualification encourages managers to build on their strategic management and leadership skills, and to focus on the requirements of implementing the organisation’s strategy.


Topics typically studied include:
  1. Strategic Leadership – this unit outlines the skills you need to demonstrate as a strategic leader and some of the ethical and cultural issues that impact on leadership style. You will evaluate leadership models and behaviours, and suggest links between management and leadership
  2. Strategic Human Resource Planning – this unit enables you to look at the strategic importance of planning current and future HR requirements. You will analyse the strategic plan and identify staff profiles to meet requirements. You will evaluate the legal requirements and investigate improvements to recruitment and selection, and develop your skills in dealing with grievance and disciplinary issues
  3. Implementing Organisational Change Strategies – this unit enables you to identify, develop and implement change strategies to meet organisational objectives using a range of management models, tools and techniques. You will develop your problem solving skills and demonstrate the use of analytical tools to measure change within the organisation
  4. Developing Performance Management Strategies – this unit enables you to look at different performance management initiatives linked to the strategic goals of the organisation. You will assess the links between the two and develop your understanding of different tools and techniques you can use to set performance targets. You will gain an understanding of team dynamics and the impact these can have on team performance and develop strategies to overcome conflict
  5. Conducting a Strategic Management Project – this unit allows you to choose your own strategic management topic. You will investigate a problem at work, research and come up with effective and cost saving recommendations for implementation.

Modules are subject to change by the course team.

Time commitment

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Work Placement
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Day and time of study will be confirmed before the start of your course.

Teaching & assessment

Each unit will include taught theory and seminar activities, and should be completed within the allocated weeks. You will develop your knowledge of being a Strategic Leader, and demonstrate you are able to apply theory to practice.

CMI have designed an assessment for each unit using different assessment strategies which look to develop your knowledge and practical skills in Strategic Leadership – work will be internally and externally marked.

Tutorials are provided by the Course Tutor to help you with your assessments. You will be required to spend approximately 3-4 hours per week working on the assessment outside of the lesson. Once all five modules have been internally and externally moderated by CMI then you will receive your certificate.

Industry links:

We have strong links with various organisations and guest speakers.


On successful completion of the programme, the broad range of management concepts and practices will provide a firm platform for further management and educational development. The natural progression will be a Master’s degree.

What else?

CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. These qualifications will help you to further develop your management skills.


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Entry Criteria

This programme is ideal for managers who have the authority and personal inspiration to translate organisational strategy into effective operational performance. Ideally, you will be in a middle to senior management position where you are responsible for making decisions.

You will hold a degree in a relevant subject. You may be able to gain entry with a CMI Level 5 Diploma qualification.

It is preferred for you to hold Level 2 maths and English.