The Elliott Partnership

Management Development Programmes

Level 8 Strategic Management and Leadership

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

The programme provides learners with leaning and development to develop their strategic management skills and knowledge. The qualification provides grounding in core concepts, principles and key skills associated with strategic management. Learners will challenge, critique, analyse, evaluate and synthesize ideas and concepts in the context of their organisations. Underpinning the units are several key concepts and ideas that will assist the student in their learning and understanding including:

Whilst the programme is focussed upon organisations that have cross border or global interests and structures the concepts may also be applied to help understand how organisations work nationally, internationally and globally in conjunction with partners, suppliers, buyers and competitors.

Cross border considerations are where, for example, state boundaries in the USA can present substantial legal, political, ethical, social and religious differences but do not necessarily represent a national boundary. The challenges such organisations may face are akin to global organisations where the organisation may have several different company bases. These considerations bring additional complexity to the study of this Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management.

The programme will develop the Learner's ability to:

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:

We will require evidence of any prior learning and/or relevant experience for each learner before they undertake these qualifications. Learners with disabilities and specific requirements should have the relevant support made available for the teaching and assessment of these qualifications.

Aims of the level 8 Qualification

The Level 8 qualification is designed for directors and senior managers who have the authority across organisations and personal inspiration to translate organisational strategy into effective performance.

The qualification requires directors and senior managers to build on their skills in strategic direction and leadership and to focus on the requirement of inter-organisational strategy.

The Level 8 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 (leading to the award of credit) 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 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.

RPL enables recognition of achievement from a range of activities using any valid assessment methodology. Provided that the assessment requirements of a given unit or qualification have been met, the use of RPL is acceptable for accrediting a unit, units or a whole qualification. Evidence of learning must be sufficient, reliable and valid.

Assessment and marking arrangements

All units are assessed through the use of assignments.

Units are assessed as stand-alone. However, 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 8 qualification is made up of 8 mandatory Units:

One Unit is Optional and recommended where Learners want to progress to further academic study.