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Business and Management

Management and Leadership Level 7 (Award)

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

You can start this course anytime during the year. There will be monthly classes you can attend in person which run on a Friday 9.30am-12.30pm. The course takes 26 weeks to complete.

Entry requirements

  • Successful interview. The purpose of this interview is to review the entry profile of qualifications and/or experience held by applicant, and to establish whether this profile shows the ability to successfully complete the programme of study.
  • Ideally you should have a degree, HNC/D or a Level 5/6 qualification in a related subject (Business or Management) and relevant work experience.

You will achieve

Edexcel Level 7 Strategic Management and Leadership (Award)

Course overview

This course is for executive or operational managers at a senior level within an organisation.

Benefits for individuals:

  • Learn to understand and critically evaluate different theories of leadership
  • Gain the tools to understand assess and improve your leadership abilities, in the context of your organisation

Benefits for employers:

  • Senior managers who understand strategic leadership in the context of your organisation
  • Senior managers who are self-aware and take responsibility for self-development

Course content

The course is ideal for managers seeking to develop the skills they need to be a confident and effective leader at this level, and understand the principles and practice of strategic leadership. There is a strong emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding. Study methods will include lectures, individual and group work, discussion, problem-solving and case studies.

The course has a credit value of 120 and consists of the following units:

  • Developing Strategic Management and Leadership Skills
  • Professional Development for Strategic Managers
  • Strategic Change Management
  • Leading E-strategy
  • Creative and Innovative Management
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Managing Corporate Responsibility in the Wider Business Environment
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Quality and Systems Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Managing Financial Principles and Techniques
  • Developing Successful Business Teams

You can view the course specifications via the link below:


A range of appropriate assessment methods will be used, examples of which are: work related written assignments (typically 5000 words max), presentations (individual and group) and personal reflection. Guidance will be given throughout the programme to assist you.

  • You will be required to provide paper, writing materials, A4 ring binder file, extra wide dividers
  • Access to the internet and computer

You may need to attend classes at our Old Mill Lane campus or online.

A number of students who have successfully completed the programme have subsequently continued their studies and achieved Masters level qualifications. Entry onto these qualifications is subject to each individual university entry requirements, for their Masters programmes.

How much does the course cost?

Course fees: £650,  full fee payable.

Extra information

If the course is listed as full fee payable, you will have to pay for the course.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Management and Leadership Level 7 (Award)

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