Leadership and Management

CMI Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership, Level 7

Please note there may be additional charges within the course for textbooks, trips, registration and assignment fees.

Course overview

The level 7 programme builds upon the past operational knowledge and experience of managers by focusing on the more strategic issues of management within an organisation.

The programme is intended for the middle to senior manager who has the authority and personal inspiration to translate organisational strategy into effective operational performance. It is equally valuable for the person who aspires to such a role, by helping them to gain the knowledge and understanding necessary to deliver those outcomes.

Workshops are held fortnightly on a Thursday evening, 18.00-21.00. Due to the nature of the qualification flexible start dates are available throughout the year. In addition you are expected to commit at least one hour study per evening, a minimum of 104 hours over the duration of the course. The course is supported by online materials via our Virtual Learning Environment and may be supplemented by online delivery.

Lecturers of these sessions have occupational experience in the areas of management and leadership, which will assist in the practical application of the theory taught because of their occupational experience. A number of lecturers also possess CMI or academic qualifications in this field.

Additional information for this course, including module outlines and guided learning hours can be found on the CMI website (managers.org.uk).

Entry requirements

It is expected that you will hold a Level 5 CMI or similar qualification. However, we are able to take into account your level of experience in lieu of formal qualifications and this is normally established at interview.

The College has a commitment to widening participation in Higher Education, and will therefore give careful consideration to prior experiential learning, non-traditional qualifications and qualifications obtained outside of the United Kingdom.

Course Modules

Choose two of the following units:

– Strategic Leadership
– Leading and Developing People to Optimise Performance
– Developing Organisational Strategy
– Finance for Strategic Leaders
– Personal and Professional Development for Strategic Leaders

How will I be assessed?

- One 4,000 (approximate) word assignment to be submitted after each unit.
- Guidance and resources are provided in relation to completion of this.

What can I do next

You can study further units to complete the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice which is then your first step towards completing a Master’s Degree in Management and Leadership or an MBA. Local providers are the University of Worcester and Birmingham City University.

Successful completion can also lead to the Chartered Manager Status, further information can be obtained from the CMI website.