Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management

These qualifications provide a flexible route for individuals who have already achieved management qualifications at a lower level as well as for those who do not have business or management qualifications, but may have qualifications in other areas and/or prior management experience in the work place.

The Extended Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management is a 120 credit Ofqual regulated qualification.

The course is designed to have exit points allowing an alternative qualification to be gained. Alternatively if an individual is not certain of their commitment to the 120 credit course, they can enroll on the 60 credit course and still achieve a recognised qualification.

Qualification Title ATHE Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management
Qualification number 603/0629/4 603/0630/0
Certificate Awarding Body ATHE (Awards for Training and Higher Education) ATHE (Awards for Training and Higher Education)
Size 120 credits (480 Guided Learning Hours) 60 credits (240 Guided Learning Hours)
Structure 2 core units and an additional 2 optional units 5 core units and an additional 4 optional units
Entry Requirements Age: 19+ Entry Profile:
  • One or two years’ study of business, management or related qualifications at a Higher Education Institution
  • A level 5 qualification in business, management or related subjects for example an ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Management
  • Other equivalent international qualifications
Each application will be reviewed on merit and applications which do not fall into the criteria listed above, may still be considered.
Modes of Study Classroom based learning, with classes available during weekends and evenings.
Assessment Assignment for each unit
Overall Grading Type Pass, Merit, Distinction
Fees For details on current fees please contact the College. Flexible payment methods are available.
Core Units Optional Units
ATHE Level 7 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Finance for Strategic Managers
  • Research for Strategic Development
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Personal Development for Leadership and Strategic Management
  • International Business Environment
  • Developing Organisational Vision and Strategic Direction
  • International Finance
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Strategic Marketing
  • International Marketing
  • Corporate Communication Strategies
  • Strategic Human Resources Management
  • Managing Continuous Organisational Improvement
  • On Completion you can expect to progress to a number of relevant Masters programmes at British Universities or indeed internationally.
  • In addition on completion of the Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management you can top up to a fully interactive online MBA offered by London Metropolitan University.