CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management & Leadership Practice

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Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute.

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Raise your Management & Leadership skills to a higher level in 2023

Designed for existing and aspiring Managers who want to advance their knowledge, lead with confidence and enhance their CV.

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Where are you now?

Where are you now?
Whatever your current situation is, we can help you on your learning journey.

  • Perhaps you are missing some key Management and Leadership skills that can help you succeed in your role.

  • Maybe your CV lacks the relevant credentials for future promotions or does not demonstrate your experience.

  • There may be times when your day-to-day role seems overwhelming, lacking clarity, confidence, and leadership.

  • You may have been promoted to a management position without having studied for a management qualification, maybe even feeling like an imposter.

  • You may be having trouble motivating your team or getting them to be more productive and accountable.

  • Perhaps you are dealing with some new communication challenges and are frustrated about how to engage others in the organisation; team members, superiors, peers, departments or on external client projects.

Where could you be in the future?

Where could you be in the future?
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  • How would you feel if you had a series of useful tools to help you lead your organisation and those around you with a higher level of confidence?

  • How would you feel if you could manage people more effectively and display your authority?

  • Imagine if you could provide guidance and leadership to your team when expectations are unclear and be able to maintain or enhance team chemistry.

  • What if you could become more proactive in resolving conflicts among team members, delivering projects and dealing with individual resistance?

  • Imagine gaining more visibility, understanding the corporate structure, culture, and politics of the company, and managing change for yourself and your team?

  • Wouldn’t it be great if your CV included a professional Management and Leadership qualification that makes you stand out and opens up career opportunities?

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Key Information Points

Qualification – There are 3 different qualifications that can be achieved depending on the number of units completed.

  • CMI Level 7 Award in Strategic Management & Leadership Practice – Learners must complete at least one unit to a minimum of 7 credits to achieve this qualification.
  • CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management & Leadership Practice – Learners must complete any combination of units to a minimum of 14 credits to achieve this qualification.
  • CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership Practice – Learners must complete a combination to a minimum of 37 credits to achieve this qualification.

Duration: Award is 1-2 Months, Certificate is 4-6 Months and the Diploma is 12-18 Months depending on the time allocated by the learner – Edit
Delivery: 100% online learning
Assessment: Work-based written assignments, 3500-4000 words.

All units are assessed by written assignments (3500-4000 words) supported by our experienced team of tutors who will provide the guidance you need through live/recorded webinars and one-to-one support.

The assessments are work-based to provide maximum value to both your time spent and your role within your workplace.

The course is delivered 100% online through distance learning – e-learning, audio, videos and PDF downloads.

The Award in Strategic Management & Leadership Practice is 1-2 Months, while the Certificate in Strategic Management & Leadership Practice is 4-6 Months and the Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership Practice will take 12-18 Months to complete.

You should plan to spend around 4-6 hours per week + further time to prepare for your assessment.

The fees for the Award starts from £987, Certificate from £1,547 and the Diploma for £2,497.
Example payment plans for individuals; deposit + £110 per month.

Will you be personally funding the qualification? If you are paying for the qualification yourself without employer support, there are several options available to spread the cost and make it more affordable. Funding/scholarship options are also available depending on your personal situation – register below to explore this further.

The prices above include a comprehensive package, everything you will need to complete the qualification:

  • Chartered Management Institute
    • Membership and assessment fees
    • Access to Management Direct
  • MMC tuition fees
    • Comprehensive set of learning resources and downloads
    • Feedback on draft assignments
    • Expert Tutor support, one-to-one
    • Live Q&A/clinic sessions

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What’s covered in the Modules?

The aim of this unit is to equip leaders with an in-depth understanding of strategic leadership within an organisational context.

Leaders will explore the complexities of the role and the theoretical perspectives, approaches, behaviours and skills which can enhance their professional practice.

The unit focuses on the leader’s ability to respond creatively to complex organisational challenges and understand how to set and deliver sustainable strategic goals.

The aim of this unit is for leaders to develop an in-depth understanding of how to effectively lead and develop people.

They will explore the influence and impact of leadership theories, culture, wellbeing, development and design, policy and strategy that can be used creatively within the leadership role.

Ultimately, leaders will have the opportunity to propose a leadership and development strategy. The aim of which values people whilst optimising an organisation’s performance.

The aim of this unit is for leaders to understand the scope, context and complexity of leading strategic change. Leaders will understand how the application of analytical techniques, theories and models of change, and creative problem-solving can be used to equip them to lead strategic change with confidence.

The unit culminates in giving leaders the opportunity to develop a proposal to lead a strategic change.

The aim of this unit is to support leaders to understand approaches to personal and professional development.

Leaders will critically reflect on the interrelationship between the skillset and mindset to develop as a strategic leader. Vitally leaders will reflect on their own personal, interpersonal and professional competencies and behaviours to lead strategically.

The opportunity for leaders to reflect on their own performance will equip them to develop a meaningful personal and professional development plan.

The aim of this unit is to enable leaders to know how to develop and influence an organisation’s strategic direction through the development of a meaningful strategy.

To support this outcome, leaders will critique the factors which drive the development of organisational strategy and appraise approaches to successfully develop strategy.

The unit culminates in leaders developing an organisational strategy to achieve a business goal.

To complement this activity, leaders will propose an approach to implement and monitor the strategy developed to ensure its sustained success.

“Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.”
—Peter Drucker

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What’s included in the online learning package?

MMC have put together a comprehensive package to help you to succeed in both gaining a qualification and accessing knowledge/templates that will help you in your day-to-day role.

  • Access to all course materials (videos, audio, PDF downloads)

  • Course books and relevant supporting texts to download

  • Access to live webinars with tutors providing assessment guidance

  • One to one support from experienced tutors giving you feedback on draft assignments

  • Fast response support from our course team to cover your queries throughout the course

  • CMI membership – Membership to the Chartered Management Institute which includes the benefits of being part of an official leading professional body in Management & Leadership.

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The gaining of the Diploma has helped my fellow managers here to know that I have the ability to perform.

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Thank you for your support throughout the course. It’s been a pleasure working with you and hopefully our paths will cross again in the future. 

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Fast track Chartered Manager status

Chartered Manager is the highest accolade in the management profession. Awarded only by CMI, it is recognised throughout the public, private and third sectors across all managerial disciplines.

With Chartered Manager status you join an elite group who prove they have the skills and knowledge to deliver results.

You will be eligible for a fast track route to Chartered Status upon completion of the Level 7 CMI Diploma qualification, provided you have at least 3 years experience in a management role

This route builds on the completion of your qualification and provides a fast-track assessment process taking into account your prior learning with CMI.

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