The ICQ Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership is a director’s
management course aimed at senior managers and leaders. Their work activities
are strategic and they are responsible for the control of activities and work
output of other managers, who have the opportunity and the ability to
demonstrate recognisable leadership and management skills, for example
improving performance within the organisation, providing leadership, facilitate
innovation, developing a strategic business plan, managing risk, workforce
planning and project management.
On this course you will complete the following
Execute a strategic business plan
Develop a strategic business plan
Provide strategic leadership and direction
You will then select optional units from the below.
Manage strategic human resources
Design business processes
Lead the development of a knowledge management
Optimise the use of technology
Establish organisational governance controls
Lead the development of a continuous improvement
Establish business risk management processes
Shape organisational culture and values
Obtain financial resources
Lead the development of a quality strategy
Manage strategic marketing activities
Promote equality of opportunity, diversity and
Develop and manage collaborative relationships
with other organisations
Manage product and/or service development
Develop a business strategy
is a competency based qualification and evidence is gathered by the candidate
as you will undertake your normal work role. This will form the basis for your
portfolio. The evidence must reflect policies and procedures of the work place
as stated by current government legislation.
range of assessment methods will be used by the assessor including examining
work products and expert witness testimonies and direct observation. An
assessor will visit you in the workplace and undertake observations of you at
work. These will be planned in advance in order to cause the minimum disruption
to your work routine and to try to capture as much information as possible in
based units will be assessed using a range of methods including reflective
accounts, projects, assignments, assessor questions and professional
will have full access to assessor support via telephone, email, Skype and web
links. Our Offices are open Monday to
Friday 9:00am to 17:00pm if you need to speak to someone about your course.
Our Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership
is designed for strategic managers aspiring to develop their skills. A Diploma
in Strategic Management & Leadership is the benchmark qualification for
full CMI membership, taking you another step towards Chartered Manager status.
Learners who achieve the Level 7 NVQ Diploma can progress to Higher
Education qualifications such as an MBA or further professional management
qualifications that specialise in particular areas of finance, marketing or
You will be provided with a login to the SCT
website lending access to the course resources.
You will undergo regular evaluation sessions
with trainers and managers. Participate in a variety of activities including
Q&A sessions, practical observations, and professional discussions, you
will also be asked to complete a number of activities in-between visits to
build confidence and competence in the knowledge, skills and behaviour areas.
Do I need to be employed to do this course?
No – however you would need to be observed for the purpose of proving
competency so it is important an observation opportunity can be arranged.
When am I going to see my assessor?
Once you have been fully enrolled you will hear from your assessor
within 7 working days. Your assessor
will arrange to meet with you at your workplace (or somewhere mutually
appropriate). It might also be a good
idea to invite your employer to attend this meeting so that they are also aware
of the expectations of your assessor.
Your assessor will let you have their contact details and will be able
to provide remote support in- between meetings.
How long does it take to get my certificates?
Once you have successfully passed all elements of your framework you
can expect to receive your certificates in 3-4 weeks.
Can I complete my course quicker than 12 months?
Funded Apprentices must undertake a minimum of 365 days in training
before you can undertake end point assessment.
If you have a requirement to undertake the course in a shorter timeframe
please consider our commercial opportunities where duration can be learner led.
Can I complete more than one course at once?
Yes if the courses are commercial – however discuss this with the IAG
team if this is something you would like to do
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