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CMI Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (RQF)

CMI NVQ management diploma

CMI Approved Centre

This CMI level 7 Management qualification has been developed in consultation with employers and other key stakeholders. It is designed for senior managers who have the responsibility to translate organisational strategy into effective performance. The CMI Level 7 qualification requires managers to focus on the development of their organisational strategy and provide strategic leadership and management.

You will focus on management areas that are applicable to your specific roles, improving your resource management, leadership and decision-making skills. By the end of the program, you will be better prepared to manage teams and individuals, setting appropriate targets and facilitating effective working practices. All geared towards strategic leadership, achieving strategic business goals and being able to identify organisational change and the steps required to achieve it.

Studying this course with SVT Ltd will provide the candidate with a host of benefits. As a family business training since 2004, SVT Ltd understands the importance of flexibility in gaining workplace qualifications. With highly experienced tutors and an innovative online learning portal, our candidates can complete their course at a pace that suits their workload.

Diploma Course Structure

This course can be studied anywhere and will be assessed by SVT, being a registered CMI Centre. The main objective of the assessment of this qualification will be to meet the assessment criteria detailed within each unit of study.

There is no grading system for CMI qualifications. Moderation of learners' work only confirms that the required criteria for achievement have been met.

Assessment methods can include:

  • Assignments
  • Reflective Accounts
  • Work Products
  • Professional Discussion
  • Question and Answer
  • Observation
  • Witness Testimonies

This qualification provides opportunities for progression to other qualifications at higher levels, which could also be work-based or more academically structured. The qualification also supports learners in meeting requirements for work and/or employment within all areas of management and leadership at this level.

CMi level 7 

Mandatory Diploma Units

To achieve a CMI Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (RQF), learners must complete a minimum of 45 credits:

16 credits from GROUP A (3 Mandatory units)

  • Develop a strategic business plan
  • Execute a strategic business plan
  • Provide strategic leadership and direction

Optional Diploma Units

A minimum of 29 credits from GROUP B (15 optional units)

  • Develop a business strategy
  • Establish organisational governance controls
  • Shape organisational culture and values
  • Manage strategic human resources
  • Obtain financial resources
  • Lead the development of a knowledge management strategy
  • Lead the development of a quality strategy
  • Lead the development of a continuous improvement strategy
  • Establish business risk management processes
  • Promote equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion
  • Design business processes
  • Develop and manage collaborative relationships with other organisations
  • Optimise the use of technology
  • Manage product and/or service development
  • Manage strategic marketing activities

Read the qualification factsheet to see how each unit breaks down into credits towards passing this course.


CMI qualifications at RQF Level 7 portray practical skills and competencies that are rated in academic terms as being comparable to a Master’s Degree, Integrated Master’s Degrees or a Postgraduate.

Entry Requirements

This qualification can be offered to Learners from the age of 19. CMI does not specify entry requirements for this qualification, but centres are required to ensure that learners admitted to the programme have sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment. 

Support and Access

You will be fully supported by an employed SVT Assessor. Access for the course is 18 months.


The cost of the course is £1595.00+VAT (VAT UK Only) Should you wish to pay in full by card you will get the rate of £1435.50+VAT. Use code PIF10 or call +44 (0)1472 240112. Interest-free payment plans are available to suit all budgets with no checks. 


Anyone registered on to a CMI qualification becomes a member of the CMI for no additional cost. CMI members have access to a wealth of resources and information.

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