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BTEC Level 7 Certificate, Diploma and Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

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Dr Chris Bamber

Programme Manager

BTEC Level 7 Certificate, Diploma and Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership programme is a level 7 qualification that aims to provide you, the student, with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities needed to be an effective leader in a variety of senior management settings.

Successful completion of the programme will lead to the award of BTEC Level 7 Certificate, Diploma and Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership from Pearson.

Entry Requirements

You must be over 18 years old and it is recommended that you have either of the following:

Managerial, Business or Leadership type qualification at level 5, such as HND or Foundation Degree Award.

And you must have achieved 

GCSE Maths and English or equivalent Numeracy and Literacy qualifications at Level 2.

Applications are also welcome from mature applicants with relevant work experience. Contact us for further information.

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Tuition Fees:
£1,000 per module.

Certificate will be one module Diploma will be two modules and Extended Diploma will be six modules You can choose to pay your tuition fee up-front or apply for ELCAS credit if you are a service leaver from the UK Forces. (Discount often available for Uniformed Veterans.

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Modules are delivered using a range of assessments to develop your skills both academically and within the workplace. You will study one module for the certificate and three modules for the diploma. An example of the 6 modules you will study for the extended diploma are:

  • Strategic Leadership and Management
  • Strategic Change Management Research Methods
  • Strategic Marketing Management 
  • Project Management, the strategic Perspective
  • Human Resource Management

Each module will require you to produce a written assignment that compares and contrast theories of strategic management or leadership with your real world experiences.

You will be taught by academics that have relevant senior leadership and industry experience and subject specialisms that will help support your learning journey.

This course is taught using blended learning techniques and is very flexible in terms of when you commit to study. Materials are available on line through a virtual learning environment and the tutor provides face to face teaching for each module and virtual support through Microsoft Teams and email correspondence.  

When studying this course you will develop transferable, employable, organisational and  leadership and senior managerial skills such as;

  • Leading teams and organisations
  • Analysing and selecting strategic information.
  • Communicating effectively at all organizational levels.
  • Understanding and interpreting strategic numerical data.
  • Problem solving for continuous improvement.
  • Personal and Professional Development.

The BTEC Level 7 Certificate, Diploma and Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership will give you excellent grounding for studying further on Postgraduate or Master degree programmes, including:

  • PGCert Business Studies
  • MSc in Management Science
  • PGCert Advanced Leadership Studies
  • MA Business and Management
  • MBA programmes

Alternatively you could apply for a Educational Diploma Teacher Training Course or a PGCE teacher training course.

With a BTEC Level 7 Certificate, Diploma or Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership you will have proven skills and competencies to lead teams and departments in any sector such as, commerce, healthcare, industrial or service sector.

Senior level posts would include:

  • Team Leader
  • Supervisor 
  • Management
  • Directorship

Alternatively, you could enter the workplace as a specialist problem solver with the project related management skills achieved on this course.

What’s included in your tuition fee?

By choosing to study at OLC you are making a big financial commitment. It’s important that you understand exactly what your fees cover and what additional costs you will need to budget for.


  • Lectures, seminars,tutorials and 121 support
  • Compulsory field trips
  • Access to specialist software and equipment (where relevant)
  • Healthcare uniforms (where relevant)
  • Occupational health check (where relevant)
  • Library
  • Computer access
  • Support and wellbeing services
  • Course administration
  • Graduation ceremony

* The availability of some of these items may be impacted by local and national social distancing restrictions placed on the College from time to time. As such, there may be times when we are unable to provide some or all of the services and facilities listed here.

Not included

  • Textbooks
  • Printing
  • Optional course activities
  • Optional field trips
  • Personal computer, laptop or tablet
  • Stationery
  • Attendance at conferences/festivals
  • Graduation gown hire and photography
  • Personal membership of professional bodies
  • Accommodation fees
  • Living expenses
  • Student immigration and visa costs
  • Optional conference/festival fees
  • Disclosure and Barring Service check (where relevant)
  • Travel expenses for work experience,placements and social events

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