Entry Requirements: Any HND or degree. ( Applicants may be accepted on the basis of relevant work experience this will be considered at the discretion of the college on a case by case basis) Evidence of English Language capability at a level equivalent to IELT’s 6.5. Other qualifications can be considered on a case by case basis.

  • Minimum Age: 21 yrs
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Intake Dates: January, April, July, and October
  • Fees: Please see fees page www.scbm.org.uk/fees/
  • External Exam Fees: N/A

Overview

The objective of the  Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership qualification is to develop strategic management and leadership skills for managers who have the authority and personal attributes to translate organisational strategy into effective operational performance. This qualification reflects current practice in Strategic Management and Leadership and allows learners to develop and expand their high-level understanding of strategic management and leadership in the workplace. This qualification is suitable for mature learners with a background in academic study or industry. The qualification has a clear work-related emphasis on practical skills development alongside theoretical fundamentals.

Successful completion of the Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership qualification will equip learners with the key skills and capabilities to become an effective strategic manager. The qualification also allows learners to progress into or within employment and/or continue their study towards an MBA with advanced standing.

Entry requirements

For entry onto the Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership qualification, learners must possess:

  • An honours degree in related subject or UK level 6 diploma or an equivalent overseas qualification
  • Mature learners with management experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)
  • Learners must be 21 years old or older at the beginning of the course
  • English requirements: If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country must provide evidence of English language competency.

Equivalences

The OTHM Level 7 diplomas on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) are at the same level as master’s degrees. However, they are shorter (120 credits) and learners will have to proceed to the dissertation stage (60 credits) with university to achieve a full masters programme.

Qualification structure

The OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership consists of 4 mandatory units and 2 optional units, making a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 600 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

Mandatory units

  • Strategic Management (20 credits)
  • Strategic Leadership (20 credits)
  • Strategic Human Resource Management (20 credits)
  • Advanced Business Research Methods (20 credits)

Optional units: Choose any TWO

  • Strategic Financial Management (20 credits)
  • Supply Chain and Operations Management (20 credits)
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation (20 credits)
  • Globalisation and Corporate Governance (20 credits)
  • Strategic Change Management (20 credits)
  • Strategic Marketing (20 credits)

Progressions

Successful completion of OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership qualification enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or join Master of Business Administration (MBA) (top-up) which is validated and awarded by University of Chichester and delivered by LGS.

As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are also eligible to progress to an MBA top-up with advanced standing with many universities in the UK and overseas. For more information visit University Progressions page in this website.