Level 7 Diploma for Senior Leaders

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Develop your Senior Leadership skills, providing you with the most current strategic leadership capabilities needed to effectively lead a department or organisation.

This Level 7 Diploma is designed for senior leaders seeking to develop as strategic leaders within an organisation and gain confidence in executing great leadership skills. It is ideal for a leader who has senior management responsibility or is undertaking the Senior Leaders Apprenticeship.

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Results for you
  • Develop and establish your strategic leaderships skills needed to face the current demands required of Senior Leaders
  • Develop your leadership and influencing skills to deliver organisational strategy such as change and agile transformation programmes, diversification, new product implementation and customer experience improvement
  • Develop your critical analysis and decision-making skills using strategic insights and data analysis 
  • Proactively use social, economic and technological trends and developments, promote innovation to address changing requirements and take advantage of new opportunities
  • Develop your crisis / risk management skills which could affect business/department performance, while finding solutions in a responsible and ethical way
  • Develop your skills in leading people development including talent management, succession planning, workforce design, and coaching and mentoring 
  • Develop your skills on how to cultivate and maintain collaborative relationships
  • Develop your skills in shaping external communications which align with any wider organisational communications strategy 
  • Ensure compliance with internal governance and external governance, such as any regulatory and statutory requirements.
Benefits to the organisation  
  • Senior leaders who have a full breadth and depth of leadership practice
  • Senior leaders who have developed skills in line with national standards
  • Senior leaders who can drive forward an organisation and face current demands 
  • Senior leaders who have established deep knowledge and proved competency in their Senior Leadership skills enabling them to have a direct and positive impact on their organisation or business. 
  • Fully flexible units: Use the units as stand-alone programmes or for continuous professional development, allowing you to be responsive to business needs and focus on specific topics
  • Maintain staff motivation: learners will receive a certificate for all completed units, recognising their achievement  
  • Measurable results: workplace-based assessment ensures new skills are effectively transferred to your business  

Focus on the skills you need

The Diploma for Senior Leaders is unit-based, giving you full flexibility to identify the areas of development specific to your own work context and of particular interest and relevance.  It 
provides a comprehensive and complete toolkit for Senior Leaders. 

Guided learning hours: 547 hours
Total qualification time: 1001 hours
Structure: 7 mandatory units. Individual units can be undertaken and certificated. To achieve the qualification, learners are required to complete the seven mandatory units (700-706).

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7 mandatory units. Individual units can be undertaken and certificated. To achieve the qualification, learners are required to complete the seven mandatory units (700-706).
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