Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

Course Description


This qualification provides a realistic and broad opportunity for Learners seeking career and professional development. They will support Learners in realising their potential and by association the prospects of the organisations they work with or for. The issues and concepts dealt with as part of this suite of Qualifications are best explored through exposure to organisations, for any full time Learners work placements are encouraged so that genuine experience and insight can be gained. Problem solving and creativity are attributes encouraged and developed in Learners through all the Units.


The Qualifications will develop the Learner’s ability to:

    • apply analytical and evaluative techniques and to enhance those skills;
    • investigate issues and opportunities;
    • develop their awareness and appreciation of managerial, organisational and environmental issues;
    • use management techniques and practices in imaginative ways;
    • make use of relevant information from different sources;
    • develop and encourage problem solving and creativity to tackle problems and challenges;
    • exercise judgement, own and take responsibility for decisions and actions; and
    • develop the ability to recognise and reflect on personal learning and improve their personal, social and other transferable skills

Entry Requirements

    • Level 7 Qualification or;
    • Master’s Degree

Module Structure

    • 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


Learners completing this course can progress to:

    • A university partner to discuss a research proposal for MPhil/PhD, or
    • Directly into employment in an associated profession