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Level 7 Flexi Study Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice

Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice - Flexi-Study

8 months

Bennetts Hill


Course summary

Only 1 in 5 Managers have a recognised Management Qualification and yet Employers are actively looking for people with these qualifications right now!  Why not join the ‘1 in 5’and make your  CV stand out from the crowd by gaining a CMI  qualification at Sandwell College? If you have successfully completed the Level 5 Certificate in Management Coaching and Management course and want to achieve the full Diploma at Level 5, then this is the course for you. If you are a practising or aspiring Senior Manager or Director, wanting to improve your leadership and strategic management skills and develop your ability to apply them at a strategic level within your organisation, then this course is for you. By enrolling on this course, you will be able to demonstrate to current and prospective employers your capabilities, ambition and strong commitment to your professional development. In short, this course should significantly improve your career prospects and earning power.


Flexi-Study  enables you to fit your  studies in around your work and personal life.  The Flexi-Study approach combines one day a month of face-to-face classroom teaching with independent distance learning,  using online, on-demand learning materials which are available 24/7.  You will also have a dedicated tutor who is there to support you throughout your studies via scheduled online assignment workshops and a personal  tutorial to provide support with each assignment. The monthly classes are delivered on a Friday from 9am to 5pm at the College’s Professional Studies Centre at Bennetts Hill in Birmingham City Centre.  New Street Station and Snow Hill Station are only a few minutes walk away and the area is well served by buses and trams.

How much does the course cost?

The total fee for this course (including registration and certification) is £2,500.  

When does the Course Start and End?

Start Date: 20th October 2023 End Date:  14th June 2024  

For more detailed information on this course please click here. 

Course requirements

You must have gained at least a Level 5 CMI Diploma in Management and Leadership or equivalent qualification (e.g. HND/FdA/BA/BSc in Management).  HOWEVER, we are able to take into account your level of managerial experience in lieu of formal qualifications.

It is essential that applicants have the knowledge, skills and behaviours to drive business activities in a senior management and leadership role, this will be established via an interview.

You will study four units:-


  • Strategic Leadership
  • Leading and Developing People to Optimise Performance
  • Developing Organisational Strategy
  • Applied Research for Strategic Leaders


Whilst on the course, you will be given FREE professional membership of the CMI, which includes access to a range of CMI products and services to support you throughout the qualification and later as you progress in their career.





Each unit is assessed by one written assignment of approximately 3,500-4,500 words.

On successful completion of this course, you may ‘subject to senior management experience’ progress on to a CMI Level 8 Strategic Direction and Leadership course (equivalent to a Doctorate in Management), or alternatively a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) or a Masters Degree in Management and Leadership.  You may also be eligible to apply for Chartered Membership of the CMI (CMgr MCMI).


How can I apply?

Please email [email protected]

To discuss your options direct with the course tutor email

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