Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

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Who is this qualification for?

The ILM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership is ideal for senior managers or those about to take their first step into senior management. The qualification centres around developing the strategic leadership and management skills needed to succeed at this high level.

Results for you

  • Develop skills in strategic business planning
  • Get an in-depth understanding of what is expected from senior leaders and managers
  • Learn to lead strategically and evaluate your impact on your organisation
  • Get a recognised qualification for your personal development.

Impact for your employer

  • Senior managers with the ability to think and act strategically
  • A broad selection of optional units to tailor the qualification to suit your organisations’ learning and development needs
  • Promote a culture of organisational learning and development.
Focus on the skills you need
Take three mandatory units in this qualification. The first two units work together – developing and then executing a strategic business plan within an organisation. The third unit looks at the broader role of strategic leadership and direction, helping the learner to make a positive impact on their organisational objectives.

Learners can then work with their employer and training provider to find the best-fit from the other units offered in the qualification.

Full qualification details


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Credit Value

The range of credits a learner must undertake to gain this qualification

45 - 45

Details of the qualification, learning time involved and criteria a learner must satisfy

45 credits to achieve this qualification. 16 credits from mandatory units (700-702) and a minimum of 29 credits from optional units (501, 503-08, 703-710). A minimum of 35 credits must be achieved through completion of units at Level 7 or above.

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