Who is The ILM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership  for?

The ILM Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership is ideal for senior managers or those about to take their first step into senior management. The qualification centres around developing the strategic leadership and management skills needed to succeed at this high level.

We can arrange courses for individuals looking to develop their skills and organisations seeking to develop their staff whether it be for individual staff members or in-house courses for groups.

Qualification Overview

Learners take three mandatory units in this qualification. The first two units work together – developing and then executing a strategic business plan within an organisation. The third unit looks at the broader role of strategic leadership and direction, helping the learner to make a positive impact on their organisational objectives. Learners can then work with their employer and training provider to find the best-fit from the other units offered in the qualification.

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Qualification TitleCredit ValueStructure
ILM Level 7 NVQ Diploma
in Strategic Management
and Leadership
QAN: 601/3241/3
45● Two hours induction
● At least 13 hours tutorial support
● 3 mandatory units from Group 1 (16 credits)
● Minimum of 29 credits from Group 2
● A minimum of 35 credits at Level 7 or above.

Rules of Combination

  •  3 mandatory units from Group 1 (16 credits)
  • Minimum of 29 credits from Group 2
  • Minimum of 35 credits at Level 7 or above

Overview of Units

Group 1

ReferenceUnit TitleLevelCredit ValueGLH*
8624-700Develop a Strategic Business Plan7531
8624-701Execute a Strategic Business Plan7521
8624-702Provide Strategic Leadership and Direction7639

*Guided Learning Hours

Group 2

ReferenceUnit TitleLevelCredit Value*GLH
8624-703Develop a Business Strategy7641
8624-704Establish Organisational Governance Controls7426
8624-705Shape Organisational Culture and Values7535
8624-706Manage Strategic Human Resources7523
8624-707Obtain Financial Resources7620
8624-708Lead the Development of a Knowledge Management Strategy7733
8624-709Lead the Development of a Quality Strategy7420
8624-710Lead the Development of a Continuous Improvement Strategy7528
8624-503Establish Business Risk Management Processes5529
8624-504Promote Equality of Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion5526
8624-505Design Business Processes5523
8624-506Develop and Manage Collaborative Relationships with Other Organisations5528
8624-507Optimise the Use of Technology5629
8624-508Manage Product and/or Service Development5523
8624-509Manage Strategic Marketing Activities5728
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Benefits for Individuals

  • Develop skills in strategic business planning
  • Get an in-depth understanding of what is expected from senior leaders
    and managers
  • Learn to lead strategically and evaluate your impact on your organisation
  • Get a recognised qualification for your personal development.

Benefits for Employers

  • Senior managers with the ability to think and act strategically
  • A broad selection of optional units to tailor the qualification to suit your
    organisations’ learning and development needs
  • Promote a culture of organisational learning and development.