Level 7 Qualification
120 UK Credits (equivalent to 60 ECTS)
Duration of Study Programme
1 Academic Year – Part-Time, 3-hours, Twice a Week
Qualifi – RQF 601/5335/0
March & October 2022
Operational End Date
31 December 2021
Mode of Delivery
This qualification has been developed in order to reward the business managers of today and provide them with the necessary tools to continue bringing recognition and professionalism to the management sectors. This Level 7 programme will require you to critically evaluate, challenge and synthesise a wide range of current management tools, techniques and models. Specific emphasis is placed on current management concepts and models which are relevant to the 21st century business environment and context and go beyond the normal examination of Anglo American management models.
This qualification has been developed in order to reward the business managers of today and provide them with the necessary tools to continue bringing recognition and professionalism to the management sectors.
What you will study
Learners must complete the six mandatory units and choose two from the four optional units.
You will study modules such as:
- Manage Team Performance to Support Strategy – 15 UK CREDITS (equivalent to 7.5 ECTS) – 188 Total Learning Hours
The unit will explore how team performance can be evaluated and optimised to realise strategic objectives.
- Information Management and Strategic Decision Taking – 15 UK CREDITS (equivalent to 7.5 ECTS) – 188 Total Learning Hours
The unit will address the volume and complexity of data and information available to organisations and how to analyse, apply and determine its value in making strategic decisions.
- Leading a Strategic Management Project – 15 UK CREDITS (equivalent to 7.5 ECTS) – 188 Total Learning Hours
The unit will involve the learner in formulating research and methodologies to support a strategic management project. They will be required to critically evaluate options and data sources prior to presenting project outcomes.
- Strategic Direction – 15 UK CREDITS (equivalent to 7.5 ECTS) – 188 Total Learning Hours
The unit will explore the strategic aims and objectives of an organisation and their significance in setting direction, and identifying success and progress for the organisation. The unit will also explore where different strategic options may lead the organisation to change its direction.
- Strategic Planning – 15 UK CREDITS (equivalent to 7.5 ECTS) – 188 Total Learning Hours
This unit is about the value of the strategic planning process in formulating appropriate strategies and designing a plan that will be supported by stakeholders and other organisational leaders. The critical review of the plan and its success is also addressed in the unit.
- Development as a Strategic Manager – 15 UK CREDITS (equivalent to 7.5 ECTS) – 188 Total Learning Hours
The unit aims to supports organisational and self-awareness in learners. It provides a foundation for a self-critical and reflective approach to personal development to support the learner when operating at a strategic level. Wider context organisational and environmental factors are also considered as contributors to overall strategic success of the individual and theorganisation
- Finance for Managers – 15 UK CREDITS (equivalent to 7.5 ECTS)– 188 Total Learning Hours
This unit is geared towards supporting learners in understanding and using financial information and data. This unit is important to learners as it supports decision making.
- Human Resource Planning – 15 UK CREDITS (equivalent to 7.5 ECTS) – 188 Total Learning Hours
The unit will address issues that are important when planning for and securing a workforce that will be able to deliver strategic objectives. The unit will also consider the constraints and influences on organisational HR practices.
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.
Where you will learn:
Lessons will be held in class in our premises at Domain Building, 102/104, Constitution Street, Mosta.
Method of Assessment:
Assessments will be designed according to the guidelines of each module specification. In general, the assessments will enable learners to demonstrate achievement of learning outcomes across the individual elements of the programme. The range of assessments utilised will normally include: essays, reports, presentations and other structured assignments and examinations.
Assessments are drafted in conjunction with the curriculum development department and tutor concerned. Final version is confirmed by the curriculum development department.
Assessments are moderated by tutor concerned, then also verified by the Internal Verifier.
Structure of Programme:
The overall structure of the course is based on eight units that cover a number of topics relating to learning outcomes. Six units are mandatory with learners being able to choose two optional units from four. Each unit has the equivalency of 15 credits. Learners will be invited to attend lectures and workshops that will introduce the subject matter. Learners must complete all units successfully and achieve 120 credits before the Diploma can be issued. Formative assessments (weighted at 0%) may be used in lectures or tutorials to check knowledge and understanding of specific topics and subject areas. Units require reflective exam sets and/or summative assessments for marking.
Teaching, Learning and Assessment Procedures:
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 qualifications.
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 programme of learning, centres are required to make sure that they include case studies of relevant organisations and, wherever possible, facilitate in company 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.
Where a candidate has achieved an overall average mark of at least 70% from all the units, QUALIFI may award a Distinction, although offering such a grade to individual candidates is at the discretion of QUALIFI and is not normally given after any successful referral attempts. Decisions about the overall classification of awards are made by QUALIFI through the application of the academic and relevant course regulations. It is based on the Average Percentage Mark (APM) or, at the discretion of QUALIFI, on the basis of your overall profile and performance subject to the minimum requirements
Students should be in possession of either of the following:
- Level 6 Qualification or;
- First 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
Get 70% back on the full course fee upon successful completion.
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Last Updated: 05th November 2021
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