Pearson Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership
QCF Level 7
These level 7 qualifications are designed to help managers to acquire strategic management and leadership skills. There are several different qualifications within this suite, ranging from the Award containing one unit (Developing Strategic Management and Leadership Skills), to the Extended Diploma at 120 credits.
These programmes are at level 7 and could provide a pathway to a Masters Degree.
- Minimum age 19 years
- Applicants would ideally have an appropriate qualification at level 5 or significant prior experience at management level
- IELTS 5.5 (5.5 in all skill areas) or equivalent
The following are the modules (units) within the different sized programmes on offer.
|Unit/ Module||Award||Certificate||Diploma||Extended Diploma||Key learning outcomes|
|Developing Strategic Management and Leadership skills||✓||✓||✓||✓||
|Professional Development for Senior Managers||✓||✓||
|Strategic Change Management||✓||✓||✓||
|Developing corporate culture||✓||✓||
|Creative and innovative management||✓||
|Strategic Marketing management||✓||✓||
|Managing Corporate responsibility in the Wider Business Environment||✓||✓||
|Strategic Human Resource Management||✓||✓||✓||
|Managing Financial Principles and Techniques||✓||
|Developing Successful business teams||✓|
|Project Development and Implementation for Strategic Managers||✓||
When you begin your qualification your Programme Leader will take you through all aspects of your timetable, and of the requirements of IBCM and the awarding body, Pearson. You will be given an induction to the college and the local area and into the specifics of the qualification including understanding the structure of the programme, the terminology and how assessment and internal quality assurance take place. You will be issued with a range of useful policies and procedures and will have a one to one interview to ensure we can tailor our support to your own individual needs.
To achieve each module you will have to demonstrate competence in each of the relevant learning outcomes identified above. Assessment may take the form of a completed written assignment or report, a project, or a presentation (or combination of any of the above). Some group work may take place, although you will always be assessed on an individual basis.
You will be assessed against the required Learning outcomes for each module. All assessments go through our own Internal Quality Assurance process to ensure that they meet the highest possible standards and give you every opportunity to achieve (see IBCM Assessment and Verification Policy).
All of our assessment and internal quality procedures are regularly monitored and an Assessment Board will be held at the end of each term to verify all decisions made as well as to investigate any issues of concern.
Should you not meet the learning outcomes on your first submission, you will be given one opportunity for a resubmission. If, at the resubmission, you still do not meet the required outcomes, one opportunity to retake the unit can be authorised. If a unit is still not passed at this stage it is deemed to have failed. Your assessor will discuss the options with you, such as an alternative unit in the case of optional units, or whether you are able to study the core module again (repeat). See IBCM Assignment submission procedure. Full attendance at lessons for the repeated module is required along with appropriate payment.
- Dependent upon the qualification chosen
- To be tailored to individual requirements
- For details of fees, please refer to separate price list.