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

Awarding Body: Pearson – Awarding body course specification can be found here

Duration: 12 Months

Intake: September

RQF Level: 7

Credit Value: 120 Credits Minimum

Study Mode: Full-time

Tuition Fee: £6000

Entry Requirements: Applicants must be aged 19 and above. The Pearson 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.

  • UK Level 5 or Level 6 qualification or equivalent
  • Applications from mature students may be accepted where relevant work experience is evidenced, subject to an initial assessment

English Language Requirements:

  • International students must fulfil the UKVI requirements by providing a valid SELT (Secure English Language Test)
  • Demonstration of numeracy skills and oral and written competence in the English language equivalent to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B2.

Course Structure and Information: The Pearson BTEC Level 7 Qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership is designed to provide a focused and specialist vocational course with a clear work-related emphasis. The qualifications provide the knowledge, understanding and skills required to manage people and resources in a strategic way in all sizes of organisations. This course is particularly suitable for students who wish to follow a tailored programme of study that is directly related to their work in strategic management/leadership or that is related to an aspect of employment they wish to move into in the future.

The course is designed to provide a broad qualification in strategic management and leadership. It prepares students to work as strategic managers and leaders with optional units in digital business, human resource management and strategic marketing.

The course also supports progression to further post-graduate study. This qualification support career progression. Students who have completed a BTEC Level 7 Professional qualification in Strategic Management will be ready to work in the role of a strategic manager.

The units below will be studied for this programme:

Core Units Unit CreditLevel
Unit 1 – Strategic Leadership and Management207
Unit 2 – Strategic Change Management207
Unit 3 – Research Methods207
Optional UnitsUnit CreditLevel
Unit 5 – Strategic marketing management  207
Unit 7 – Strategic human resource management207
Unit 12 – The digital business, transformation, and optimisation207

* Modules may be subject to change.

Course Assessment: Students will be assessed through the submission of assignments at the end of each Unit. Assessment is subject to internal and external verification of the units submitted. An assignment may take a variety of forms, including practical and written. Assignments are separate from teaching, practice, and other activities that learners complete with input from teachers. In order to achieve the full qualification, all units must be passed. Students are required to attend classes as per the timetable.

Student Support: An extensive induction programme will be provided as a first step to the introduction of the various support mechanisms available to students. Support will continue throughout the course, including the allocation of personal tutors for additional advice and guidance to facilitate students’ progression and successful completion of the course. Employability and enrichment activities are embedded within the course to enhance student’s overall personal, social, and transferable skills.

Further information on student support and welfare can be found here:

Student Support and Welfare Webpage