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Course summary

The level 7 programme builds upon the past operational knowledge and experience of managers by focusing on the more strategic issues of management within an organisation. With a more comprehensive structure, our Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership develops you further to give you all the key skills and competencies you will need to become an effective strategic manager. This course gives you full CMI membership and takes you another step closer towards Chartered Manager Status. DELIVERY INFORMATION: Workshops are held fortnightly on a Thursday evening, 18.00-21.00. Guidance and resources are provided in relation to completion of this. Due to the nature of the qualification flexible start dates are available throughout the year. In addition you are expected to commit at least one hour study per evening, a minimum of 230 hours over the duration of the course. The course is supported by online materials via our Virtual Learning Environment and may be supplemented by online delivery. STAFF EXPERIENCE Lecturers of these sessions have occupational experience in the areas of management and leadership, which will assist in the practical application of the theory taught because of their occupational experience. A number of lecturers also possess CMI or academic qualifications in this field. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Additional information for this course, can be found on the CMI website (


– Strategic Leadership – Leading and Developing People to Optimise Performance – Developing Organisational Strategy – Finance for Strategic Leaders – Personal and Professional Development for Strategic Leaders

Assessment method

One 4,000 (approximate) word assignment to be submitted after each unit. Guidance and resources are provided in relation to completion of this.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Management Institute

Entry requirements

It is expected that you will hold a Level 5 CMI or similar qualification. However, we are able to take into account your level of experience in lieu of formal qualifications and this is normally established at interview.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £2500 Whole course
England £2500 Whole course
Northern Ireland £2500 Whole course
Scotland £2500 Whole course
Wales £2500 Whole course
Channel Islands £2500 Whole course

Additional fee information

Fee includes a CMI registration fee of £263
Strategic Management and Leadership at Heart of Worcestershire College - UCAS