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Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management

The ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management allows learners to either focus on a particular area of knowledge or develop broader knowledge, understanding and skills in areas of their choice through a choice of options.


The ATHE Level 7 qualifications have been developed with the support of the sector skills council and the Council for Administration.

The ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management has been accredited to the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).  Each qualification has a Qualification Accreditation Number (QAN). This number will appear on the learner’s final certification documentation.

The QAN number for the ATHE Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management is 603/0630/0

National Occupational Standards

The ATHE Level 7 qualifications provide much of the underpinning knowledge and understanding for the National Occupational Standards in Management and Leadership.


On successful completion of a Level 7 qualification in Management there are a number of progression opportunities. Learners may progress to:
  • larger qualifications at the same level e.g. from an award to a certificate or to the Diploma in Strategic Management or the Diploma in Healthcare Management
  • an MBA programme and claim exemptions for some of the units completed

Who is it for




The ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management has been developed to conform to the requirements of the RQF, to meet the requirements of employers, to meet the needs of learners and to respond to the needs of our centres.

The ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management is not tied to any specific industry but delivers the skills, knowledge and understanding that meet the needs of managers in different sectors on a domestic and international platform.

We provide a flexible route for learners who have already achieved management qualifications at a lower level and for learners who do not have business or management qualifications, but may have qualifications in other areas and/or prior management experience in the work place.
The ATHE Level 7 qualifications in Strategic Management are designed to provide:
  • maximum flexibility with a range of different sized level 7 awards and certificates for those who only wish or have the time to initially take smaller qualifications and then build up qualifications over time
  • opportunities for learners to acquire knowledge and understanding and develop a range of skills, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life
  • units, in particular specialisms that are directly related to learners’ current responsibilities or that meet a particular interest and support career development
  • opportunities for learners who wish to undertake a full time course of study leading to a Diploma
  • Strategic Planning
  • Finance for Strategic Managers
  • Research for Strategic Development
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Personal Development for Leadership and Strategic Management
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Managing Continuous Organisational Improvement
About ATHE

An Ofqual regulated awarding organisation, providing RQF qualifications in management, health & social care management and travel & tourism management.

We are known for our excellent customer service, efficient support and flexible qualifications that offer diverse progression routes.

Our Qualifications

Our management qualifications are the culmination of expert input from colleges, sector skills councils, industry professionals and our qualification development team.  We have taken advantage of the flexibility of the RQF to develop a suite of awards, certificates and diplomas that offer progression from level 4 up to level 7.

Key features of the qualifications include:
  • core units that are common to different sectors offering the opportunity for learners to move between sectors or delay decisions as to which area to specialise in
  • small qualifications that can be used for professional development for those in employment or for learners who do not have the time to undertake a full time programme
  • flexible methods of assessment allowing tutors to select the most appropriate methods for their learners
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Mode100% Online
  • Duration12 months
  • Awarding InstitutionATHE Awarding Organisation
  • Title of AwardATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management
  • Entry RequirementsAt least a Level 6 qualification, or 6 years managerial experience and competency in the language of assessment
  • FeesEUR 2400
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