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Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership - QCF


The NVQ QCF (Qualifications Credit Framework) is a work related, vocational qualification that enable you to learn at your own pace in a way that suits you. They have been designed with the help of employers, which mean you're gaining the kind of skills that employers are looking for.
This NVQ in management and leadership will be assessed using evidence from the workplace, ie observable performance, physical products of work (such as reports, plans, correspondence etc), witness testimony, discussion and questioning etc.
This qualification is designed for managers, to support the development of their leadership and management skills in personal development, leadership, management resources, information, performance, customer and market awareness.
The qualifications provide opportunities for progression to other qualifications at higher levels, which could also be work-based or more academically structured. The qualification supports learners in meeting the requirements for work and/or employment within all areas of management and leadership at this level.
Learners need to complete all mandatory units to a total of 16 credits and optional units to a minimum credit value of 29.  A total of 45 credits are required to achieve the qualification.
Typical units:
  • Develop and evaluate operational plans for own area of responsibility
  • Establish risk management process for an organisation
  • Conduct a quality audit
  • Develop a strategic business plan
  • Promote knowledge management across own organisation
  • Outsource organisational processes
Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. Learners should use their workplace to demonstrate work practice and have sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment. Learners who are not employed could use their work in a voluntary organisation.  The level 7 NVQ in Management is designed for senior managers who would like to gain a qualification that shows that they are competent at this level.  Learners enrolled on this level 7 programme must have sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment.  More specifically they should:
  • Be currently in a senior management role.
  • Understand management and leadership concepts relevant to the qualification.
  • Be able to produce up to date workplace evidence of their competence at this level including a strategic plan that they have developed.
  • Be able to communicate clearly in spoken and written English.     
CMI Membership

CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to management and leadership and champions Management & Leadership standards in the UK. Membership of the CMI is designed to work for you during your studies and then beyond throughout the course of your management career.  As a studying member of the CMI, you could benefit from a comprehensive range of products and services, helping you develop into a more efficient manager capable of making a greater impact within your organisation.  Full information is available at
Ready to Take the Next Step?
Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership is £2390 + vat, flexible payment terms available.
The qualification price includes:
  • Induction, registration, assessment and certification
  • Access to oscar, our e-portfolio system
  • Online learning material through globe
  • Studying membership of the CMI
  • Email, telephone and video based communication support
  • Internal and external verification
Our qualifications are delivered using the e-portfolio system, oscar. With 24/7 access, oscar is a flexible, easy to use system that enables you to study at a time and place that suits you.
For further information on this qualification you can contact PNE Development at or call the team on 0191 691 4901.


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