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Strategic Management and Leadership Level 7

Our Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management (RQF) is an accredited qualification on which you will learn about a range of different topics. Some of these are mandatory, whilst others are optional and can be based around your role and the strategic duties that you perform in the workplace.

This level 7 will provide you with the opportunity to develop strategic management and leadership skills and is for is for managers who have the authority to translate organisational strategy into effective operational performance. You will develop your knowledge of analytical techniques, evaluation techniques, problem solving skills and recognising and reflecting on learning.

This is the stand-alone diploma, so no functional skills, end point assessment of off the job requirements

The modules are a mix of practical and theory based, provided as a remote or face to face learning opportunity with assignments, workbooks and resources provided. The practical aspects will come through observations of your working practices and workplace evidence to demonstrate your skills at this level.

Course Details

Qualification Name: Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management (RQF)
Accreditation: iCQ OfQual recognised qualification
OfQual Qualification Accreditation Number (QAN): 603/2815/0
Average time to completion: 8 to 18 months

Course Content

Module 1 (Mandatory)

Execute a strategic business plan

Understand the principles underpinning the execution of a strategic business plan

  1. Analyse the concepts of empowerment, authority, responsibility, accountability and delegation and their implications for different types of organisational structure
  2. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of centralised and decentralised structures
  3. Assess the place of change management within strategy execution
  4. Analyse the principles of business process re-engineering
  5. Evaluate the application of project management techniques to monitoring the execution of a strategic business plan
  6. Evaluate the scope of tools for monitoring strategic performance
  7. Evaluate the advantages and limitations of a range of evaluation techniques

Be able to implement a strategic business plan

  1. Develop the vision and objectives of a strategic business plan
  2. Delegate responsibilities to individuals who are authorised to put the strategy into action
  3. Allocate resources in accordance with priorities
  4. Monitor the progress of the implementation against the evaluation plan, key performance indicators (KPIs) and evaluation criteria
  5. Take prompt action in the event of problems arising

Be able to evaluate a strategic business plan

  1. Justify an evaluation approach that is appropriate for the nature of the business and the purpose of the evaluation
  2. Evaluate the extent of success of the strategy against evaluation criteria
  3. Identify the reasons for successes and failures
  4. Identify the degree of fit between an organisation’s strategy and its structure

Module 2 (Mandatory)

Develop a strategic business plan

Understand the principles underpinning the development of a strategic business plan

  1. Evaluate a range of strategic planning theories and models
  2. Analyse the principles of resource management
  3. Evaluate the principles of capital investment appraisal
  4. Evaluate the role of stakeholders in the development of strategic business plans
  5. Explain how to involve stakeholders in the development of strategic business plans

Be able to prepare for business strategy implementation

  1. Prioritise strategic objectives in a way that is consistent with an organisations vision and values
  2. Identify programmes of activity that are capable of achieving strategic objectives
  3. Develop risk management plans that address identified and likely potential risks
  4. Identify current and likely future resource requirements
  5. Assess the costs and benefits of different approaches to strategy implementation
  6. Develop policies that are consistent with the strategy and vision and which are capable of meeting the objectives
  7. Set meaningful and realistic Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and evaluation criteria

Be able to develop plans to deliver the business strategy

  1. Take action to ensure the strategic plan is comprehensive in its coverage of products and/or services, quality, Human Resources, finance and marketing
  2. Take action to ensure that organisational structures and processes are capable of delivering the plan
  3. Develop plans to manage the supply chain, interdependencies and the potential for friction
  4. Address any legal or ethical requirements
  5. Articulate the business plan and gain the support of stakeholders

Module 3 (Optional)

Provide strategic leadership and direction

Understand the characteristics underpinning strategic leadership and direction

  1. Assess the implications of corporate strategy and organisational development on organisational structures and workforce composition
  2. Evaluate the influence of strategic choice on the structure, culture, leadership and direction of an organisation
  3. Evaluate the role of strategic leadership and direction when operating in turbulent markets and periods of significant change
  4. Analyse the characteristics and suitability of a range of leadership styles used to provide strategic direction
  5. Evaluate the nature, influence and implications of an empowerment strategy

Be able to provide leadership and direction to achieve organisational objectives

  1. Evaluate the impact of leadership styles on strategic decisions
  2. Align business processes to the achievement of strategic goals
  3. Evaluate the impact of operational and financial strategies and objectives on internal and external stakeholders
  4. Apply strategies to motivate employees and enhance their performance

Be able to evaluate the effectiveness of the leadership and direction of an organisation

  1. Evaluate tools and processes used to measure the performance of a business and its people
  2. Benchmark an organisations performance against its competitors
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of an organisation’s employee engagement and employee relations strategies
  4. Evaluate the environmental and social impact of an organisation
  5. Identify areas for improvement in strategies relating to operational performance and the leadership of people
  6. Identify areas for improvement in strategies relating to the social and environmental impact of an organisation

Enrolment and Delivery

Please use our enquiry form or contact us by telephone if you have any queries about this qualification or would like to express an interest to enrol onto this course. A member of our team will be happy to answer any questions, help to make sure this course is right for you and/or your staff team, and talk you through what is involved in enrolment and course completion.

Upon enrolment, you will be assigned a personal tutor who will assist you through achieving successful and meaningful completion of your award. All of the electronic resources, workbooks and assignments required for you to complete the course will be emailed to you for you to commence working with at a time of your convenience. Your tutor will work with you to set targets and milestones that are achievable for you and will check in with you regularly, providing assistance whenever necessary.

On successful completion of your award, your assessor will coordinate with the awarding body for the issuance of your certificate, which will be promptly delivered to you.


Including Assignment, Workbook and Resources:

The full cost of this qualification is £1450 per person which is duly invoiced at the point of enrolment.

Quality Assurance

This Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management is accredited to the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF), the new framework for creating and accrediting qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (OfQual) regulates this qualification, examinations and assessments in England.

Complete Training is an approved registered centre with the OFQUAL regulated awarding organisation ‘I Can Qualify‘ (iCQ). All our qualifications are subject to both internal and external quality assurance processes to ensure we meet all of the awarding body specifications. All course materials are developed to meet the specific outcomes that make up the full qualification.

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