Chartered Management Institute Level 11 Strategic Management and Leadership SCQF CMI Extended Diploma

    • Full or part time
      Part time , Online distance learning & On campus available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
      Information Management Business Management Studies Organisational Development Human Resource Management - Other Marketing - Other Business & Management - Other Economics - Other Strategic Management Change Management
    • Course Start
      September, January
    • Course Duration
      Award 2 months, Certificate 4 months, Diploma 12 months
    • MBA Program Type

    Course Description

    Developed to support the needs of senior managers, this SCQF level 11 qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership gives you the opportunity to focus on implementing your organisation’s strategy. This qualification is designed for directors and senior managers who have the authority and personal inspiration to translate organisational strategy into effective performance and to focus on the requirements of their inter-organisational strategy. 

    The Strategic Management and Leadership qualifications are available on a part-time and flexible basis.

    Special features

    • You will automatically be given student membership to the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and access to their resources
    • You can study part-time and online, allowing you to fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments
    • You can study individual modules to suit your own learning needs. You can work towards an Award, Certificate and the full Diploma by building up credits in a flexible way

    Year 1 - Award

    The level 11 Award will build on the managerial skills and knowledge you already have and the various roles and responsibilities involved in strategic management. You can tailor content of this course and topics may include:

    • Strategic performance management
    • Organisation direction
    • Strategic planning

    The Award is typically 1 unit of study with a minimum credit value of 6 credits.

    Year 2 - Certificate

    A more extensive qualification, the level 11 Certificate gives you a broader knowledge of effective management skills while focusing on the specific management areas appropriate to you and your workplace. Topics may include:

    • Strategic information management
    • Financial management

    The Certificate is typically 2 or 3 units of study with a minimum credit value of 13 credits.

    Year 3 - Diploma

    With a comprehensive structure, our level 11 Diploma gives you all the key skills and competencies you will need to become an effective strategic manager. Subjects may include:

    • Strategic performance management
    • Financial management
    • Organisational direction
    • Strategic marketing
    • Human resource planning

    The Diploma is typically 5 or 6 units of study with a minimum credit value of 39 credits.

    Year 4 - Extended Diploma

    To achieve the award of Extended Diploma you must successfully complete 8 or 9 units of study with a minimum credit value of 66 credits.

    How will I study my course?

    • You will study through supported online learning using the university's virtual learning environment (VLE)
    • Part-time (structured)
    • Part-time (unstructured)
    • You will have a tailored study plan prepared and have the opportunity to attend face-to-face workshops (subject to numbers)
    • The flexibility of this mode of study will enable you to fit your course and your professional development around your business needs

    How long will my course last?

    Information below gives an indication of length of study, however we will build a study plan with you to meet your own needs.

    • Award: 2 months
    • Certificate: 4 months
    • Diploma: 12 months (additional 6 - 9 months if you have already completed the Certificate)

    Where can I study my course?

    • Perth College UHI

    Start date

    • September
    • January
    • Various: for information on other start dates, and how to apply for them, please contact Perth College UHI.

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    The Award, Certificate and Diploma are widely-recognised professional management qualifications and may lead to opportunities within any sector.

    Can I progress into further study?

    There are opportunities to progress within this level from Award to Certificate to Diploma, it may be possible to use the qualification as entry to one of our Masters in Business Administration.

    Visit the Chartered Management Institute Level 11 Strategic Management and Leadership SCQF CMI Extended Diploma page on the University of the Highlands and Islands web site for more details!

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    University of the Highlands and Islands Alumni Discount - No. of awards TBC

    A 10% discount in tuition fee is available to degree graduates from the University of the Highlands and Islands on any of our taught postgraduate courses. The alumni discount applies only to the tuition fee element and does not apply to any additional costs which may be required to complete the course. The discount cannot be applied retrospectively and must be requested before or at the time of paying the first year fee.The alumni discount is not available in conjunction with any bursary or scholarship or combinable with any discounts from the university.

    Value of Scholarship(s)

    10% discount on tuition fees


    Degree graduates from the University of the Highlands and Islands are eligible for 10% discount on the relevant tuition fee for any of our taught postgraduate courses.

    Application Procedure

    Eligible degree alumni must request and have confirmation of the 10% tuition fee discount preferably during the admissions process, but certainly prior to payment of fees and/or enrolment.

    Further Information

    Entry Requirements

    An SCQF level 9 qualification or equivalent eg an Ordinary degree
    Alternatively a level 8 qualification, such as a Higher National Diploma or Diploma in Higher Education, with relevant work experience, will also be considered on an individual basis

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