Pearson BTEC Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (QCF)

Awarding Body : Pearson

Duration: 12 Months

Intakes: February and September

QCF Level: 7

Credit Value: 120 Credits Minimum

Entry Requirements: Applicants must be aged 19 and above.  The Edexcel BTEC Level 7 Professional Qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership has been developed to aid those wishing to follow a short study programme that is relevant to their working situation or future employment. As such, entry requirements are flexible and seek to accommodate a wide range of students.

  • A UK Bachelors degree from a recognised institution or equivalent or an HND qualification
  • Applications from mature students may be accepted where relevant work experience is being undertaken, subject to an initial assessment


IELTS score of 6.5 or an equivalent, or demonstrate capability in English to a standard commensurate with this.

Course Information: BTEC Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership (QCF) provides a specialist work-related programmes of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the management sector. This qualification offers an engaging programme for higher education and adult students who are clear about the area of management they wish to enter or progress within. The qualification also provides a suitable qualification for those wishing to change career or move into employment in management following a career break.

This course leads to a recognised professional management qualification which is accepted by some universities for direct entry into the final year of an MBA.

Structure: The following units will be covered throughout the duration of this course:

Unit Name Unit Credit Level
Unit 1 – Developing Strategic Management and Leadership Skills 10 7
Unit 2 – Professional Development for Strategic Managers 5 7
Unit 3 – Strategic Change Management 10 7
Unit 7 – Strategic Marketing Management 10 7
Unit 9 – Managing Corporate Responsibility in the Wider Business Environment 10 7
Unit 10 – Strategic Human Resource Management 10 7
Unit 11 – Strategic Quality and Systems Management 10 7
Unit 12 – Strategic Planning 15 7
Unit 13 – Managing Financial Principles and Techniques 15 7
Unit  14 – Strategic Supply Chain Management and Logistics 15 7
Unit 16 – Research Methods for Strategic Managers 15 7


*Optional units may be subject to change depending on demand.

Assessment is through the submission of assignments, project or examination at the end of each Unit.  Assessment is subject to internal and external verification of the unit’s submitted, all units must be passed to achieve the full qualification. This is a full time programme and students are required to attend 15 – 21 hours of supervised study per week.

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