Level 7 qualifications are designed to develop the learners’ knowledge, understanding, and skills required to deal with the complexities of leadership and strategic management in a business context, and to develop their ability to lead change in organizations. The Level 7 program will require Learners to critically evaluate, challenge, and synthesize a wide range of current management tools, techniques, and models. The emphasis placed on current management concepts and models is on those that are relevant to the 21st-century business environment and context and goes beyond the normal examination of Anglo American management models. At level 7 emphasis is also placed on the ability to adapt management concepts, tools, and techniques to align with organizational culture and apply critical reflective thinking.
The Qualification has been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression. Entry to the Qualifications will be through centre interview and the candidates will be expected to hold the following;
Level 6 Qualification or;
First Degree In certain circumstances,
managers with considerable experience but no formal qualifications may be considered,
subject to interview and being able to demonstrate their ability to cope with the demands of the program.
In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6 (or equivalent) is required. International Qualifications will be checked for appropriate matriculation to UK Higher Education postgraduate programs. The applicants are normally required to produce two supporting references, at least one of which should preferably be Academic.
Learners completing the Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership can progress to:
Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership;
university partner to complete a dissertation to then receive a full master’s degree;
directly into employment in an associated profession