• CMI Level 8 in Strategic Direction and Leadership

    CMI Level 8 in Strategic Direction and Leadership

These qualifications are designed for Directors and Senior Managers to build their skills in Strategic Direction and Leadership and to focus on the requirements of organisational strategy.

You can study at the Award, Certificate or Diploma level. You must complete the Level 8 Certificate before you can top up onto the Diploma.

The course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the leading industry accreditation authority offering online strategic management courses.

CMI is the only organisation that offers Level 8 (equivalent to a doctorate).

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Key Benefits of the CMI Level 8 in Strategic Direction and Leadership

  • Designed for Directors and Senior Managers who have the responsibility for developing and implementing effective ethical and collective strategies across their organisation
  • The qualifications require Directors and Senior Managers to build on their skills in strategic direction and leadership and to focus on the requirements of inter-organisational strategy
  • Enhance your professional status by upgrading your CMI membership
  • Progress to other qualifications at the same level (e.g. from Level 8 Award to Level 8 Certificate etc.)
  • Progress to Higher Education or other professional qualifications
  • Apply to become a Chartered Manager
Course Details

Award in Strategic Direction and Leadership – Level 8

The Award consists of 1 unit and has a transferable value of a minimum of 10 credits.

Course Content

1 Unit

 

Certificate in Strategic Direction and Leadership – Level 8

The Certificate consists of 2 units and has a transferable value of a minimum of 20 credits.

Course Content

2 Units

 

Diploma in Strategic Direction and Leadership – Level 8

The Diploma consists of 7 units and has a transferable value of a minimum of 67 credits – the Certificate must be completed before you can top up to the Diploma

Course Content

7 Units

Entry Criteria

To enrol on a Level 8 course you must satisfy all of the following:

  • be currently working at, or have recent experience as, a Senior-Executive / Senior-Specialist / Director level position, for a minimum of 3 years
  • Complete a pre-enrolment standardisation question. (this will sent to you on receiving your application)
  • provide a minimum of 2 items of verifiable evidence of operating in that role – such as a link to a page on the organisation’s website showing that person, a  signed statement from the most senior Leader in that organisation, a link to the individual’s LinkedIn profile page
  • hold a relevant UK Level 7 qualification, or a recognised equivalent – and provide a copy of the original award document
  • take part in a scheduled telephone or webcam interview to:

a) discuss your current role, experience, and qualifications, and the evidence you have provided

b) discuss and clarify the depth and amount of studying required, and the nature of the assignments and assessment requirements

 

Start Date

Every Monday, excluding UK Bank Holidays

 

Course Duration

Award – 2-3 months

Certificate – 5 months

Diploma – 14-15 months

 

Course Assessment

Completion of an assignment for each unit

No examinations

 

Study Support

Students are allocated a UK-based Tutor

Tutors are available by telephone and Moodle Messaging (email via the Virtual Learning Environment) to discuss course materials and provide support and assistance with assignments

Students Services are available by telephone and email to assist with any issues or concerns during your course

Course Delivery

The course is a self-study course. It is delivered via an online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) called Moodle

All course materials are available online via the CMI Management Direct Website.

 

Required Study Time

Approximately 10 weeks per unit

You will be given a timetable to follow

Fees & Funding

Fees and Funding

There are several ways you can pay for your fees

 

Award in Strategic Direction for Leaders – Level 8

£300 GBP, plus CMI Registration Fee £145.20

The course fees cover all study materials, personal Tutor support and assessments

Loan Option

Loans available for UK students (subject to status) – minimum 10% deposit of complete fee then 0% APR over 6, 10 or 12 months

 

Certificate in Strategic Direction for Leaders – Level 8

£525 GBP, plus CMI Registration Fee £240

The course fees cover all study materials, personal tutor support and assessments.

Instalment Option

Instalments are available in the following options (note, there is an £100 admin fee if using this option):

Deposit and Registration Fee: Deposit £166 plus aforementioned registration fee

Three instalments of £153 payable on the 1st of each month after the start of the course

Loan Option

Loans available for UK students (subject to status) – minimum 10% deposit of complete fee then 0% APR over 6, 10 or 12 months

 

Diploma in Strategic Direction for Leaders – Level 8

£1495 GBP, plus CMI Registration Fee £306

The course fees cover all study materials, personal Tutor support and assessments

Instalment Option

Instalments are available in the following options (note, there is an £100 admin fee if using this option):

Deposit and Registration Fee: Deposit £495 plus aforementioned registration fee

Ten instalments of £110 payable on the 1st of each month after the start of the course

Loan Option

Loans available for UK students (subject to status) – minimum 10% deposit of complete fee then 0% APR over 6, 10 or 12 months

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