ATHE Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management

ATHE Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management


The ATHE Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management is a Ofqual regulated 60 credit qualification designed to provide you with accredited strategic management knowledge and expertise.

Strategic management is a fundamental aspect of business administration. It involves the planning, monitoring, analysis and assessment of all a business needs to meet its objectives and goals. For successful strategic management, the right policies and plans must be in place, to ensure enhanced business performance. 

The ATHE Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management course is designed to equip learners with the core skills and practical knowledge needed to successfully develop strategic direction for their organisation. Crafted by industry experts, it is ideal for managers and professionals whose role requires strategic thinking. This course has been broken down into easy to follow modules, covering each stage of the strategic management process, step-by-step. By the end of the course, you will have the expertise to implement effective strategic planning in business, as well as an excellent understanding of how organisations develop and sustain a competitive edge.

Note: Learners will not get any additional study materials with the concerned units. However, all necessary forms and guidance will be provided to the learners for assignment submission.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop a clear understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Strategy Manager
  • Learn the fundamental stages of the strategic management process
  • Sharpen your critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Understand the strategy processes in research and development
  • Gain the skills required to develop organisational vision and strategic direction
  • Have an excellent understanding of the main factors of the international business environment
  • Know how to apply corporate communication strategies in strategic management

Guided Learning Hours:

These hours are made up of all real time contact time, guidance or assessment of a learner by a lecturer, trainer or other appropriate education or training provider.

GLH for this qualification is 240, as you’ll only have to complete the mandatory units.

Total Qualification Time:

This is an estimate of the total length of time it is expected that a learner will typically take to achieve and demonstrate the level of attainment necessary for the award of the qualification; i.e. to achieve all learning outcomes.

Total Qualification Time is comprised of GLH and an estimate of the number of hours a learner is likely to spend in preparation, study or any other learning including assessment, which takes place as directed by, but not under the supervision of a lecturer, supervisor or tutor. The credit value, where given, for a qualification is determined by TQT, as one credit corresponds to 10 hours of learning.

Who is this course for?

This ATHE Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management course applies to the following:

  • Anyone looking for a formal online qualification to kickstart their career
  • Aspiring & existing Managers who want to develop their skill set
  • Any professional whose role requires strategic thinking

Method of Assessment:

We recommend avoiding essay writing and focusing on more varied types of assessment, which may include the following:

  • A research activity resulting in the compilation of a report
  • An academic paper or article for publication
  • The compilation of a case study
  • A critical review and evaluation of a chosen company’s policies, procedures and systems
  • A set project completed for an employer (also known as an ‘employer engagement activity’)
  • The production portfolio of evidence relating to a particular unit


  • You must be aged 19 or over
  • 5 or more GCSEs at grades C and above or Grade 4 and above
  • Other related level 2 subjects
  • Other equivalent international qualifications
  • You must also have an appropriate standard of English, Maths and IT
  • For those whom English is not their first language, IELTs 5.5 or an approved equivalent is recommended

Career Path

On successful completion of this course, learners will have a wide range of skills required to carry out effective strategic management, which is essential for the following related professions:

  • Strategy Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Strategic Consultant



To learn about what each qualification means, please check out this file.

To learn about the differences between Award, Diploma and Certificate, please read this file.

After enrolling, you will receive your log in details for our learning platform. Here you will find the resources, guidance, assignments and tips you need to succeed with your studies. You will get dedicated support from a student mentor who will provide you with the tips and guidance throughout the course. The mentor will guide you in understanding the guidance, learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the course and will also suggest additional study materials so that you can study the topics thoroughly. You will have a clear understanding of the requirements of each unit for getting qualified. You can contact with the mentor through email any time. After submitting all the assignments, you will get detailed feedback from our qualified assessor, if needed. It will help you prepare in the best possible way and find out any flaws that can prevent you getting qualified.

Yes, all the costs are included in the price. However, you may have to pay some extra for certain condition and qualification.

Yes. As well as being accredited by an industry leading Institute, your course is also regulated and approved by Ofqual, the governing body for Qualifications in the UK. This means you can study any of our courses safe in the knowledge that upon completion of your studies you will receive a certificate of your educational achievement which will be recognised globally.

To learn about the difference between CPD course and Regulated Qualification, please read this file.

UCAS points (also known as UCAS Tariff points) are a way of measuring the relative value of all post-16 qualifications in the UK.

Course Curriculum

Application Form
Application Form 00:00:00
Unit 1: Strategic Planning
Unit Info 00:00:00
Self-Assessment 00:00:00
LO1 Understand the foundations for developing organisational strategy 00:00:00
LO2 Understand the external environment affecting organisations 00:00:00
LO3 Be able to review an organisation’s strategy and business plans 00:00:00
LO4 Be able to develop strategy options for an organisation 00:00:00
LO5 Understand how to create a strategic plan to meet business objectives 00:00:00
Indicative Content 00:00:00
Suggested Resources 00:00:00
Assignment : Unit 1 Level 7 Strategic Planning 00:00:00
Unit 2: Finance for Strategic Managers
Unit Info 00:00:00
Self-Assessment 00:00:00
LO1 Understand the importance of financial data in formulating and delivering business strategy 00:00:00
LO2 Be able to analyse financial data for an organisation in order to inform strategic decision-making purposes 00:00:00
LO3 Be able to evaluate proposals for strategic decisions on capital expenditure in an organisation 00:00:00
Indicative Content 00:00:00
Suggested Resources 00:00:00
Assignment Unit 2 Level 7 Finance for Strategic Managers 00:00:00
Unit 3: Research for Strategic Development
Unit Info 00:00:00
Self-Assessment 00:00:00
LO1 Be able to formulate a research proposal relating to strategic business development 00:00:00
LO2 Be able to use different research methodologies to gather sufficient and valid data 00:00:00
LO3 Be able to present research findings in an appropriate format for a target audience 00:00:00
LO4 Be able to evaluate own skills while undertaking research 00:00:00
Indicative Content 00:00:00
Suggested Resources 00:00:00
Assignment Unit 3 Level 7 Research for Strategic Development 00:00:00
Unit 4: Organisational Behaviour
Self-Assessment 00:00:00
LO1 Understand leadership behaviour theory and practice 00:00:00
LO2 Understand how organisational structures and culture impact on the effectiveness of the organisation 00:00:00
LO3 Understand how organisations can improve employee effectiveness to respond to business opportunities 00:00:00
LO4 Understand how organisations can motivate employees in order to improve their efficiency and effectiveness 00:00:00
Indicative Content 00:00:00
Suggested Resources 00:00:00
Assignment Unit 4 Level 7 Organisational Behaviou 00:00:00
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