CMI Award in Strategic Management and Leadership Level 7

Course Overview

Duration: Typically 6 – 12 months

Developed for Directors and senior managers who have the responsibility to translate organisational strategy into effective performance, this  qualification in strategic management and leadership requires the student to focus on the implementation of their organisational strategy as part of their role.

The Level 7 Award in Strategic Management and Leadership will build on the managerial skills and knowledge that our student already has, giving them a greater understanding of the various roles and responsibilities involved in strategic management. Through focusing on specific areas on management, we’ll tailor your qualification to suit your professional needs.

This course is available to sign-up to continually throughout the year, and can be studied in isolation or with one of our many other online commercial courses. This approach allows our students to gain a robust and industry recognised CMI qualification, along with a multitude of other skills and knowledge to suit their job role or industry.

This course is the benchmark qualification for full CMI membership, taking our students another step towards Chartered Manager status.


If an individual is not already a CMI member at the time of registering on this qualification, they will be provided with free Affiliate membership of the CMI through until the completion of their studies.

NILE a CMI Approved Centre

Flexible payment terms available

PRINCE2 or LEAN6 SIGMA courses included

Part-time study

Course details

How long will it take?

The course will last between 6 – 12 months.

Who is it suitable for?

This course is ideal for Directors and strategic managers who are responsible for driving the organisational strategy into effective performance within an organisation. It gives students a broader knowledge of effective management skills while focusing on the specific management areas appropriate to them and their workplace.

What does it include?

To help our students to succeed, we offer;

  • A comprehensive induction to the course
  • Ongoing tutor support
  • The option to ‘bolt-on’ a wide range of commercial qualifications, allowing for a completely tailored and bespoke training package to be delivered.
What will be studied?

To achieve this qualification, students need to complete any combination of units to a minimum of 6 credits. Some example units include;

Mandatory units include;

  • Developing performance management strategies
  • Financial management
  • Personal leadership development as a strategic manager
  • Strategic project management
  • Developing a marketing strategy
  • Developing risk management strategies and much more.

Study any of these qualifications alongside your diploma

How can you fund this course?

This  cost of this course is £2,000 and we have different payment methods available to help pay for this course.

  • This route will allow students or employers to just study the diploma or corporate training package on a commercial basis. We will invoice the student or business for the cost of the course and they will pay us directly

  • Through a DEKO Student Loan, students are able to fund this course themselves.

    This is administrated through our online loan application, so applicants can decide on what deposit they want to pay and how long they want to take the loan out over.

    0% interest is available for some of these loans. Once approved, they will complete the online application to get started on their course.

    However, the bolt-on options are not fundable via this route and will need to be paid for commercially by the individual.