• Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (L-7)

    BTEC Level 7 Professional qualifications in Strategic Management and Leadership are designed to provide focused and specialist vocational short courses, linked to professional body requirements and National Occupational Standards where appropriate, with a clear work-related emphasis. The qualifications provide short vocational programmes of study that meet the individual needs of learners. There is a strong emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding in the sector.

    They are particularly suitable for more mature learners who wish to follow a short programme of study that is directly related to their work experience or to an aspect of employment that they wish to move into in due course. On successful completion of these qualifications, national recognition by employers enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or continue their study in the vocational area.

    Learners are able to progress across the range of Level 7 qualifications, from Award to Certificate to Diploma to Extended Diploma. These BTEC qualifications also support Continuing Professional Development (CPD), as well as enabling sideways progression to Masters degrees, such as an MBA, or a Level 7 NVQ in Management.

    Straightforward to implement, teach and assess

    Implementing BTECs couldn’t be easier. They are designed to easily fit into your curriculum and can be studied independently or alongside existing qualifications, to suit the interests and aspirations of learners. The clarity of assessment makes grading learner attainment simpler.

    Engaging for everyone

    Learners of all abilities flourish when they can apply their own knowledge, skills and enthusiasm to a subject. BTEC qualifications make explicit the link between theoretical learning and the world of work by giving learners the opportunity to apply their research, skills and knowledge to work-related contexts and case studies. These applied and practical BTEC approaches give all learners the impetus they need to achieve and the skills they require for workplace or education progression.


    BTECs are understood and recognised by a large number of organisations in a wide range of sectors. BTEC qualifications are developed with key industry representatives and Sector Skills Councils (SSC) to ensure that they meet employer and student needs — in this case the Council for Administration (CfA). Many industry and professional bodies offer successful BTEC students exemptions for their own accredited qualifications.

    All you need to get started

    To help you off to a flying start, we’ve developed an enhanced specification that gives you all the information you need to start teaching BTEC. This includes:
    • a framework of equivalencies, so you can see how this qualification compares with other Edexcel vocational qualifications
    • information on rules of combination, structures and quality assurance, so you can deliver the qualification with confidence
    • explanations of the content’s relationship with the learning outcomes
    • guidance on assessment, and what the learner must produce to achieve the unit. Don’t forget that we’re always here to offer curriculum and qualification updates, local training and network opportunities, advice, guidance and support.

    Programme Aims BTEC Professional qualifications are designed to meet a range of different needs. The qualifications offer:

    • maximum flexibility with a range of different-sized Level 7 programmes
    • the opportunity to certificate smaller blocks of learning designed to motivate learners and encourage widening participation in education and training
    • courses that relate to the particular training and employment patterns in a Sector
    • courses that may offer preparation for specific jobs when in employment
    • the opportunity to use a range of delivery methods
    • opportunities for learners to develop skills that support career and professional development
    • underpinning knowledge, skills and understanding linked, where appropriate, to named NVQs
    • programmes that can enable progression either to higher levels of study or to other courses at the same level of study.

    Fee Structure BTEC Professional qualifications are designed to meet a range of different needs. The qualifications offer:

    Fee Structure
     Tution fees £450
    Awarding Body Registration  £160
    **Students are required to register with the Awarding Body within four (4) weeks of enrolment.
    Qualification Number 501 / 0998 / 4
    Intakes Jan / April / June / September
    Mode of Study Full Time (FT)
    Duration 12 Months (FT)
    QCF Level 7
    Credits 120

    Course Structure

    Academic Year 1
    Semester 1 01-DSML Developing Strategic Management and Leadership Skills
      13-MFPT Managing Financial Principles and Techniques
      17-PDISM Project Development and Implementation for Strategic Managers
    Semester 2 3-SCM Strategic Change Management
      2-PDSM Professional Development for Strategic Managers
      16-RMSM Research Methods for Strategic Managers
    Semester 3 7-SMM Strategic Marketing Management
      10-SHRM Strategic Human Resource Management
      12-SP Strategic Planning
      11-SQSM Strategic Quality and Systems Management

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