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Course Introduction

BTEC Level 7 Professional qualifications in Strategic Management and Leadership are designed to provide focused and specialist vocational short courses, linked to professional body requirements and National Occupational Standards where appropriate, with a clear work-related emphasis. The qualifications provide short vocational programmes of study that meet the individual needs of learners. There is a strong emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding in the sector.


Course Aims & Objectives

  1. To provide maximum flexibility with a range of different-sized Level 7 programmes;

  2. To give the opportunity to certificate smaller blocks of learning designed to motivate learns and encourage widening participation in education and training;

  3. To offer courses that relate to the particular training and employment patterns in a sector;

  4. To offer courses that may offer preparation for specific jobs when in employment;

  5. To offer the opportunity to use a range of delivery methods;

  6. To provide teachers with the opportunity to use a range of delivery methods;

  7. To offer opportunities for learners to develop skills that support career and professional development;

  8. To offer underpinning knowledge, skills and understanding linked, where appropriate, to named NVQs;

  9. To offer programmes that can enable progression either to higher levels of study or to other courses at the same level of study.

  10. To allow progress into or within employment and/or continue their studies in vocational areas


Learning Objectives

On successful completion, students will be able to:

  1. Utilize techniques and technology to address business problems and enable effective decision making;

  2. Develop practical skills, alongside knowledge and understanding of business;

  3. Understand the nature and issues of strategic management and leadership;

  4. Understand the links between strategic management, leadership and organisational direction;

  5. develop the skills to apply their understanding of strategic management;

  6. use the methods and techniques to assess the development of their own skills to support the achievement of strategic direction;

  7. use the understanding and skills to support active engagement in the process of strategic change management;

  8. Demonstrate problem-solving skills;

  9. Demonstrate the ability to work independently as well as effectively as a member of a team;

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