The Elliott Partnership

Management Development Programmes

Level 7 Strategic Management and Leadership

What is the objective and benefits of this qualification to learners?

The qualification provides learners who wish to develop their strategic management and leadership skills and abilities.

The qualification provides grounding in core management concepts, models, principles and key skills associated with management and leadership. The focus is on national and international organisations and how they work. It will cover operating with partners, suppliers, competitors and consortia. The organisations examined by virtue of the contexts being considered will be complicated and complex.

The Level 7 programme will require Learners to critically evaluate, challenge and synthesise 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-Aamerican management models.

The programme provides a unique opportunity for Learners due to it not focusing upon Anglo-American models. At level 7 emphasis is placed on the ability to adapt management concepts, tools and techniques to align with organisation culture and apply critical reflective thinking.

The qualification scope covers all the primary business functions and how these are interrelated and integrated. The mandatory units provide a holistic study of core organisational issues that are relevant to strategic decisions making, planning and enabling the organisation to achieve its strategic aims and objectives.

The optional units allow Learners to select some specialisation in their study to support specific career directions. The Finance for Managers unit is strongly recommended for Learners who have not had exposure to finance as a non-financial manager.

The qualification will enable Learners to become independent, self-directed learners with tools and motivation to continue learning, developing and reflecting on practice throughout their careers.

Age appropriate

The level of demand and vocational nature of this qualification requires learners have some business work experience.

Our policies regarding access to our qualifications are:

Aims of the Level 7 Qualification

Level 7 qualification is designed to develop the learner’s 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 organisations.

The Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership aims to give learners the opportunity to:

Entry pre-requisites

The qualification has been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression. However, learners who enter with at least one of the following are likely to benefit more readily from the programme:

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a method of assessment that considers whether a learner can demonstrate that they can meet the assessment requirements for a unit through knowledge, understanding or skills they already possess and so do not need to develop through a course of learning. We encourage recognise learners' previous achievements and experiences whether at work, home and at leisure, as well as in the classroom. We recognise that RPL provides a route for the recognition of the achievements resulting from continuous learning.


All units are assessed through the use of assignments.

Units are assessed as stand-alone. However, with in-house programmes, clients may propose the assessment of groups of units where the groups or individual learners would benefit from this approach.

Quality Assurance Arrangements

We have in place suitably qualified and experienced tutors.

We are monitored by Qualifi, our Awarding Organisation, to ensure that learners are provided with appropriate input, advice and guidance.

We have a strict policy on plagiarism or collusion.

Qualification Structure

The level 7 qualification is made up of 6 mandatory Units:

Optional Units (which can be offered to in-house clients)