CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership in Practice

The CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic leadership and Management practice is designed for Managers who are already operating at the strategic level.


Academic Year: 2024/25
Course Code: 10819
Study Type: Part-Time
Education Level Higher Education
Department: Business & Management

Available Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Part-Time
Online
26/08/2024
Day: Tuesday
Time: 14:00-18:00
Part-Time
Online
26/08/2024
Time: 17:00-21:00
Course Structure

This qualification is designed for individuals wishing to develop strategic management and leadership practice who will have the knowledge, skills and behaviours to drive business activities in a senior, regional, specialist, director or CEO management and leadership role.  The programme will build on existing skills and knowledge candidates have as a manager and leader and will provide a more in depth understanding of the skills and behaviours required for strategic development and leadership.  Through the completion of the CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic leadership and management qualification candidates will have the opportunity to complete a strategic project.  The programme is dynamic and intensive, candidates need to be prepared to complete substantial independent research to support the completion of their programme.

The programme is delivered via a series of eight four hour intensive workshops, all of which are mandatory.  The workshops are delivered consecutively in two distinct periods.

  • Session 1:  Role and context of strategic leadership
  • Session 2:  Organisational culture and impact upon strategic leadership
  • Session 3:  Strategic project and research design
  • Session 4:  Strategic project review

INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PERIOD

  • Session 5:  Governance and strategic business case
  • Session 6:  Leadership skills and behaviours
  • Session 7:  Strategic reflection
  • Session 8:  Strategic projects and resilience

General Entry Requirements

The general entry requirements below identify the minimum qualifications needed to apply for the programme. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis on application. You are required to upload a copy of your qualification certificates to show how you meet the entry requirements for the programme prior to enrolment. Applications will also require successful completion of the admissions process.

GCSE/ Level 2 Requirements

GCSE grade C/4 in English Language, or Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills- Communication, or equivalent in an approved alternative qualification.

Course Entry Requirements

Candidates are required to demonstrate the following to be considered for a place on the programme, in addition to the entry requirements candidates will undergo an interview to assess suitability on the programme.

  • A minimum of 2 years experience in a senior management role,

Oor

  • A minimum of 5 years experience as a middle managerial role, for example: operations manager, divisional manager, departmental manager, regional manager, specialist manager, e.g. HR manager/Business partner; finance manager, production manager, procurement manager, etc.  

Or

  • A Business Owner

And

  • Hold a Degree or equivalent qualification (Level 6) or recently completed a CMI Level 5 Qualification or similar to a very high standard

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Alternatively, you can provide evidence of your ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process, either through Accredited Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or Accredited Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). Further details on APL can be found in the HE admissions process section of our website and the HE Accreditation of Prior Learning SOP.

 

Candidates are required to complete two 4500-5000 words written reports to complete the qualification, one of which is Strategic project.  Candidates will be provided with individual one to one mentoring to support the development of their strategic projects and their personal development on the programme.

International Students English Language Requirements

International applicants, from Non-Native English speaking countries, must have evidence of English Language Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages:

• IELTS 6.0 (Academic) (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)

• PTE Academic 51 (minimum of 46 in each part)

• Or equivalent UKVI-approved English Language Test

For further information please contact our International Department at international@serc.ac.uk

Successful completion will further develop your skills and behaviours as a strategic leader. 

On completion candidates may wish to be considered as a CMI Chartered Manager through the formal submission process.  SERC is an accredited Chartered Manager centre so can facilitate this.

There are no additional costs associated with this programme.

 The qualification is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Candidates will complete the following units:

  • Unit 701:  Strategic Leadership  The aim of this unit is to equip leaders with an in-depth understanding of strategic leadership within an organisational context. Leaders will explore the complexities of the role and the theoretical perspectives, approaches, behaviours and skills which can enhance their professional practice. The unit focuses on the leader’s ability to respond creatively to complex organisational challenges and understand how to set and deliver sustainable strategic goals. 
  • Unit 712: Strategic Management Project  The aim of this unit is for leaders to undertake a strategic management project of their own choosing. To achieve this outcome leaders will develop a business case, propose research design to inform the project’s direction and recommend project management methods and tools to structure the delivery of the project. Leaders will report on project outcomes and reflect on the skills and behaviours which ultimately influence the success of the strategic management project  

Available Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Part-Time
Online
26/08/2024
Day: Tuesday
Time: 14:00-18:00
Part-Time
Online
26/08/2024
Time: 17:00-21:00

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Available Sessions

Business Services Course

Funding may be available for this course, please contact us on BusinessServices@serc.ac.uk to discuss if you are eligible. Additional sessions may be available for this course throughout the year. Please contact us to discuss a start date that would be suitable for you.

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HE
CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership in Practice
Y10819OD1A

Online

26/08/2024
Day: Tuesday

Time: 14:00-18:00

20+ £1576.00
PT
HE
CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership in Practice
Y10819OE1A

Online

26/08/2024

Time: 17:00-21:00

20+ £1576.00

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