CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership


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The latest leadership techniques

Take your abilities as a leader to the next level, applying new and innovative methodologies to professional situations.

You will explore the latest thinking on a broad range of leadership and management issues, from recruiting staff to developing a marketing plan.


Made to measure

We don’t offer cookie cutter leadership development programmes. Your learning is tailored to your own experience, working style, and professional context.

In frequent one to one sessions with your tutor, you will explore your own leadership techniques, and discuss ways in which you could adapt your approach for the future.


Learning around your role

We make it easy to fit your qualification around your current responsibilities. Twilight sessions mean you don’t need to take days off work, or miss vital meetings.

You won’t have to spend evenings and weekends writing assignments, either. Rather than taking you back to school, our assessments are more representative of the professional environment you are used to.


Shared experiences

Our senior management training programmes give you the rare opportunity to share knowledge and experiences with other top leaders.

Meeting regularly with a small group of CEOs and leaders of multiple organisation brings you innovative insights you wouldn’t gain elsewhere.

Our tutors are also practicing senior leaders, and so course materials are taught from experience as much as from theoretical knowledge.


Fast progression

Our leadership and management courses equip you to reach your aspirations towards senior management in a short amount of time. Instead of spending three years studying towards a degree, you can achieve the equivalent with Babington in under a year.

Advanced course materials and compelling group sessions help you develop at a fast pace, consolidating your own knowledge and learning about innovative theories.


Who is it for?

The level 7 Diploma is aimed at those in a senior management role, and aiming towards the leadership of a whole organisation. We offer levels 4 to 8, so please enquire to find out which would be most suitable for you.


Course structure

You will study five or six of the following units:

  • Personal leadership development as a strategic manager
  • Developing performance management strategies
  • Financial management
  • Strategic information management
  • Conducting a strategic management project
  • Reviewing organisational strategy plans and performance
  • Financial planning
  • Developing a marketing strategy
  • Strategic project management
  • Implementing organisational change strategies
  • Strategic planning
  • Strategic human resource planning
  • Strategic leadership
  • Strategic leadership practice
  • Introduction to strategic management and leadership
  • Developing risk management strategies
  • Strategic corporate social responsibility



You can enrol on our leadership and management development programmes wherever you are in the world, and study from the comfort of your own home, while gaining comprehensive expert support.

You’ll have regular virtual one to one sessions with your tutor, as well as meetings with other leaders on the qualification.



The course usually takes between twelve and eighteen months to complete, although this varies depending on your chosen pace of study.


Financial Options

Babington’s National Centre for Strategic Leadership is one of the approved training providers for the Government’s GrowthAccelerator scheme, and can therefore help SME organisations access between £2,000 and £10,000 of funding towards the cost of achieving Strategic Leadership Qualifications for one or more members of your team. Please enquire to find out whether your organisation meets the eligibility criteria.

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