Duration of Study Programme
1.5 Academic Years
June and September
This Level 8 Diploma is designed for developing and implementing effective strategies across ambitious growing organisations. Strategic management is for Executive Directors and Senior Managers and for those who have the authority and personal inspiration to translate organisational strategy into effective corporate performance.
The Diploma requires aspiring or current directors and senior managers to build a knowledge and understanding in strategic direction and leadership and to focus growth and performance across all levels of an organisation; making it competitive and responsive to acquiring tomorrow’s business.
What you will study
You will study modules such as:
- Leadership Qualities and Practice
- Personal Leadership Development as a Strategic Manager
- Strategy Development in Cross Border and Global Organisations
- Strategic Planning in Cross Border and Global Organisations
- Strategic Direction in Cross Border and Global Organisations
- Strategic Communication
- Culture and its Impact on Strategy
- Research Methods
How you will learn
This diploma is delivered with a flexible classroom-based method, through a variety of course materials, case studies, discussions, presentations, enquiry-based learning and problem-solving activities. We provide you with key reading and research activities, and you will make the most of our own teaching portal.
Method of Assessment
These qualifications are vocational as they can support a learner’s career progression. To meet QUALIFI’s aim to provide an appropriate assessment method each unit will be assessed through tasks that will be written in a way to make them realistic ‘work-related’ tasks wherever possible.
Learners will need to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and. Original thought, problem solving and recommendations on actions will also be asked for from learners where appropriate for the unit. Intellectual rigour will be expected appropriate to the level of the qualification.
Assignments will contain a question strand for each of the given unit’s learning outcomes. The assignment tasks will address the LO (learning outcome) and AC (assessment criteria) requirements. Within assignments there will always be requirements for learners to engage with important and relevant theory that underpins the subject area.
The assignment questions will require learners to draw on real organisations to illustrate their answers. To support this activity during the rogramme of learning, centres are required to make sure that they include case studies of relevant organisations and, wherever possible, facilitate incompany opportunities for learners to undertake research and investigation projects and/or support the organisation with various tasks. Mature and part-time learners will ideally be able to draw on their personal work experience too.
Sample assessments and marking scheme are available on request as part of the Qualification Specification supplied to centres.
QUALIFI has an assessment policy and procedure documents that are available to all centres delivering this qualification. QUALIFI’s ‘Handbook on Guidance and Requirements for Assessment and Marking’ covers the following:
• assessment strategy
• assessment arrangements for learners with a disability
• marking scheme/pass mark
• deferral after valid mitigating circumstances
• referral after failure
• dealing with difficulties in meeting assessment deadlines
• late submissions
• assessment boards
• cheating and plagiarism
• confidential material
Students should be in possession of either of the following:
- Level 7 Qualification or;
- Master’s Degree or equivalent; or
- Significant management experience and a substantial record of achievement. Candidates meeting this criteria may not have previously studied at university.
Students should produce copies of certificates, full CV preferably in EuroFormat and passport-size photo.
Fees & funding
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