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CMI Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice 

Take the first step with Manager Training to join an exclusive community of exceptional managers and leaders studying CMI Level 7 through the Chartered Management Institute.

Your Success is Assured

Your success is assured with Manager Training as our CMI Level 7 training package offers you:

We offer two levels of support to help you excel:

Premium Support will suit you if you are studying CMI for the first time and want to get the best results from the valuable time you spend studying, researching and writing assignments.

Standard Support might suit you if you have already completed a CMI qualification through us and don’t need the added support and services.

Premium Support:

CMI Registration fee is the official enrollment fee payable to CMI to register you as a learner.

With the Premium Support Package, Manager Training offers all the modules/study units available from the CMI so you have the widest selection to choose from to properly tailor a study programme to best suit you and boost your career.

Official cost of marking each assignment.

12 months access to complete your qualification comfortably.

Each learner has a Study Coach and Mentor to keep you on track with your studies, provide you with study support and help ensure you successfully complete your studies in a smart and productive way as we know your time is valuable to you.   Their services to you also include:
  • A one-to-one formal induction on how to use the study portal, indicative content and how to do effective research
  • Provide you with a guide and support with writing assignments
  • Provide you with support initiating each new unit
  • Be on hand to support you at any time

Our learner surveys regularly highlight the value of having a study coach and mentor in helping them successfully achieve their qualifications in the most effective way.

You will have access to a CMI tutor for specific Management and Leadership related questions.

Pre-marking of each assignment by qualified CMI Tutors prior to the official marking (2 pre-marks per unit) to professionally guide you with each different assignment and the respective subject matter to make sure you are on track with what the official assessors are looking for.

One free retake for each assignment in case your assignment is referred.

Our Recruitment and Career Consultants can provide you with a professional CV review, LinkedIn profile review, interview support and career coaching.

You will gain CMI memberships so you can benefit from CPD (continued professional development), career tools, webinars, articles, events and networking with other CMI professionals.

Standard Support:

CMI Registration fee is the official enrollment fee payable to CMI to register you as a learner.

With the Standard Package we offer a prescribed list of modules/ study units only.

Official cost of marking each assignment.

8 months access to complete your qualification comfortably.

Standard support is limited to helping with login issues or any technical issues.

Explore more detail on the Support & Benefits page.

Helping learners succeed since 2009

Manager Training is an Approved CMI center, with a team of experienced Career Consultants, Mentors, CMI Tutors and Recruitment Consultants waiting to support you any time during your study journey. Supporting our learners and ensuring their success, is our strength and passion.

 

Manager Training offers level 2 right up to level 7 and our Career Advisors are on hand to help you select the best level and plan your studies.

About CMI Level 7

CMI Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice

CMI Level 7 qualifications are designed for senior leaders wanting to develop professional management and leadership practice, and gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours to drive business activities in a senior management and leadership role.

 

The Level 7 qualification contains a breadth of units, which are reflective of the tasks and activities required by senior manager, regional manager and specialist manager roles.

Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice

This level suits:

Who are the CMI?

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is a professional institution for management that was founded in 1947 and was responsible for the UK’s first diploma in management studies. The CMI is backed by the Royal Charter, which means it is the only chartered professional body that can award the prestigious Chartered Manager status.

Widest selection of study units to choose from

Manager Training offers all the level 7 modules or study units available from the CMI so you have the widest selection to choose from to properly tailor a study programme to best suite you and boost your career.

 

To achieve the Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice, learners must choose a combination of modules below to a minimum or 640 TUT (Total Unit Time) hours and 64 credits, this must be made up of a minimum of 420 TUT hours and 42 credits from Group A only and 220 TUT hours and 22 credits from either Group A or Group B.

GROUP A:

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 the unit is for leaders to understand collaborative and partnership arrangements. Leaders will critically assess the scope and value of these, as well as evaluating the impact of organisational and legal frameworks on how these arrangements are delivered. The unit culminates in the requirement for the leader to present a rationale for collaboration or partnerships to further an organisation’s success.
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.
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 provide leaders with an understanding of the scope, complexity and role of Finance within an organisational context. Leaders will know how to critically assess methods for analysing financial data and information required to make strategic decisions. Ultimately, the aim of this unit is to equip leaders to be more confident in their understanding of the Finance function.
The aim of this unit is to enable leaders to understand the relationship between organisational design and development and the achievement of strategic objectives. Leaders will understand the impact of current and emerging factors which influence the need for agile and adaptive organisations. On successful completion of this unit, leaders will be able to develop a proposal for sustainable organisational design and development to respond to current and emerging needs.
The aim of this unit is for leaders to develop an in-depth understanding of strategic risk management. Leaders will critically appraise strategic risk within an organisational context. They will assess strategies for risk management and the leadership skills to lead risk initiatives successfully. Ultimately, leaders will be given the opportunity to develop a framework to deliver a risk strategy in an organisational context.
The aims of this unit are for leaders to see strategic management of data and information as an opportunity rather than a challenge. Leaders will understand the strategic value and use of data and information and will critique strategies for its effective management. The unit culminates in the opportunity to develop a strategy to improve the use of data and information in a strategic organisational context.
The aim of this unit is to enable leaders to understand the context in which a marketing strategy is developed. Leaders will appraise theoretical frameworks and processes which inform strategic marketing. They will have the opportunity to reflect on the interrelationship between marketing and an organisation’s strategic aims along with the opportunities and impact of digital marketing. Ultimately, leaders will consider how to develop a marketing strategy, which will enable organisational success.
The aim of this unit is to enable leaders to explore the principles of entrepreneurial practice, understand the different contexts in which entrepreneurship can flourish and the characteristics of entrepreneurial leadership.
The aim of this unit is for leaders to undertake a strategic management project of their own choosing. To achieve this outcome leaders will develop a business case, propose research design to inform the project’s direction and recommend project management methods and tools to structure the delivery of the project. Leaders will report on project outcomes and reflect on the skills and behaviours which ultimately influence the success of the strategic management project.
The aim of this unit is to enable strategic leaders to develop an evidence-based understanding of applied research methods and the ways research can be conducted scientifically, ethically and legally in an organisational context. The unit will support strategic leaders to become producers of applied research, with the ability to generate new knowledge, based on the practical challenges of the workplace. The aim is to facilitate strategic decision making, and ultimately add value to the organisation.
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 develop an in-depth understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion at a strategic level. Leaders will have the opportunity to critically assess structural inequality within an organisational and societal context. They will discuss approaches to comply with legal and good practice requirements and to appraise the influence of equality, diversity and inclusion on strategic objectives. The unit culminates in leaders being given the opportunity to develop strategic priorities for equality, diversity and inclusion.
The aim of the unit is for leaders understand the impact of mental health and wellbeing on organisational performance. Leaders will critically assess the complexities of managing wellbeing and will appraise contemporary approaches for the creation of healthy work systems. The unit culminates in leaders being given the opportunity to propose a series of recommendations to create and sustain a positive culture of mental health and wellbeing within an organisational context.

GROUP B:

The ability to procure, purchase and contract goods, services and capital items effectively is of paramount importance if an organisation is to succeed. For the professional manager and leader this knowledge and understanding is invaluable. It has the power to enhance decision making, strategic and operational planning and the effective delivery of outcomes within budgetary constraints.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability are topics keenly related to organisational accountability. Definitions and approaches taken to manage and lead CSR and sustainability vary according to the type and purpose of an organisation and its governance. Approaches typically include the development of aims and objectives, policy and strategy, with the intent to address the impact of an organisation’s activity on society, the environment and a commitment to ethical and responsible conduct.
Effective quality management is critical to meeting stakeholder needs and expectations, developing trust and reputation. It impacts on profitability, processes and procedures and the achievement of strategic objectives. Quality is not something that occurs by chance. It is reliant on strategic and operational planning and the commitment and drive by professional managers, leaders, teams and individuals to make it a success.
The principles laid down in organisational, corporate, functional and departmental policies have a direct bearing on the daily activities of an organisations workforce. Policy focuses on the activities which are of critical importance to an organisation. Policies can be used to set strategic direction. Policies also set expectations about the behaviours and values required by staff to work ethically and professionally within their roles and when representing the organisation.
Coaching is a powerful learning and development tool. Used effectively, it is able to optimise individual and team performance and the achievement of organisational goals. Coaching has rapidly become an essential leadership tool. It enables the professional manager and leader to support, motivate and empower individuals and teams in a conversational and insightful way. This contrasts with and complements the use of traditional directive leadership approaches.
The ability to make ethical decisions under pressure is a fundamental requirement of a professional manager and leader. Ethical decision making is not easy, especially when decisions are under the spotlight of stakeholder opinion, constrained by organisational, legal and regulatory requirements, where ambiguity exists, where risks are high or where the outcome of decisions will be unpopular.

Investing in Yourself

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) will help enhance your career and strengthen your CV. Improving and validating your skills also adds value to the organisation you work for. So, whether you are starting out in your career, changing careers, or increasing your skills and knowledge in your current career, you are investing in yourself because you understand the importance of you!

At Manager Training we understand not only the importance of CPD, but we understand the importance of quality courses that are accredited by industry-leading bodies. Our primary mission is to empower our learners!

Become a Chartered Manager

CMI offers you a route to becoming a Chartered Manager. As a Chartered Manager you’ll join a community of high performing professional managers who are self-aware and skills focused, delivering real value for their business.

CMI is the only the only Chartered body in the UK that awards Chartered Manager, the ultimate recognition of the professional manager.

CMI Membership

Whether you’re an ambitious highflyer or at the start of your management journey, CMI offers a host of benefits so support you through your career journey:

In Summary

Certification:

CMI Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice

Accredited by:

Chartered Management Institute CMI

Entry requirements:

None. However, you should have sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment.

Exams:

There is no exam, instead you need to submit and pass assessments which demonstrate that you have sufficiently understood the assessment criteria for each unit.

Study Time:

Extended Diploma – 640 TQT*

Training provided by:

ITonlinelearning and Manager Training

*TQT total qualification time

Highly effective Manager

Completing a CMI level 7 qualification offers you more than just academic standing and a qualification that adds weight to your CV. You are empowered with skills and resources to be a highly effective manager.

CMI Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice

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