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Level 7 Award in Strategic Management and Leadership


A perfect UK accredited course for professional development


Duration: 2-8 weeks     Study mode: Face to Face and/or online


This Level 7 Award is designed for Managers and Directors who have a vision to formulate strategy into action. This is a specialist programme of study for those who are interested in developing a greater depth of understanding of Leadership and Management.


This Award is suitable for:


  • Doctors and Medical Professionals
  • Engineers and Senior Managers
  • Accounting and Finance professionals
  • Administration Personnel
  • Students currently studying at masters level


This award will give you the opportunity to:


  • engage in learning and education that is relevant to Managers, Directors and Leaders
  • develop a range of skills, techniques and attributes essential for successful performance in working life
  • achieve a recognised Level 7 qualification
  • enhance your employment opportunities
  • progress onto higher qualifications such as an MBA or Masters course.


This Level 7 (Postgraduate) Award in Strategic Management and Leadership is a UK accredited course which is internationally recognised. The qualification provides a short programme of study that has a strong emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of knowledge and understanding in the management and business sectors.



As the Award in Strategic Management and Leadership is part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) there is a clear progression route onto higher level courses. It provides a step towards higher qualification such as the Level 7 Certificate in Management and Leadership (another 2 units), the Diploma level course and eventually a Masters and or an MBA course.


Who should study a Level 7 postgraduate qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership?

Level 7 Strategic Management and Leadership qualifications provide businessmen and women with an insight into strategic management and leadership, helping career-minded individuals who are looking for:


  • Entry on to masters’ degrees including MBAs
  • Career progression in current industry
  • Career progression into a new industry
  • Job market entry at a higher level


Subject to experience, rank and previous training, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may award credits for certain units.


Progression to an MBA and other masters’ degrees


There are several universities which have formally agreed to provide MBA and/or masters’ degree entry with advanced standings to candidates who have achieved the Level 7 Strategic Management and Leadership Diploma or Extended Diploma.


Qualification levels

DSML is a (masters) level 7 qualification on National Qualifications Framework.


How you are assessed

DSML is assessed through various means including assignments and course work, projects or practical tasks that candidates complete during this short course.


Where this Award could lead

It is a postgraduate qualification in its own right but can also be used as a stepping stone to studying further towards a Masters Degree.