BTEC Level 7
Diploma, Extended Diploma & Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership
Unit type: Mandatory
Guided learning hours: 45
Credit value: 20
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Leaders and managers at all levels of an organisation have important roles to play in supporting an organisation’s ability to meet its strategic intentions, to remain sustainable and to grow in, more often than not, dynamic and evolving environments.
Building on an understanding and appreciation of contemporary and seminal theories, concepts and models, learners will examine the strategic challenges faced by senior members of an organisation ensuring a competitive advantage. This may be through ‘business as usual’ activities or through the implementation of change initiatives.
Learners will explore strategic leadership and management in practice where ethics, diversity and performance management are important considerations, especially during times of uncertainty and volatility in operating markets.
Using this knowledge as a basis for examining their own ability and capacity to undertake a strategic leadership and management role, learners will consider those qualities and traits exhibited by effective strategic leaders and managers before reflecting on and critiquing their own skills and behaviours. This will lead to the production of a logical and relevant professional development plan in which they identify appropriate actions for improvement.
To pass this unit, the learner needs to meet all the learning outcomes for the unit. The assessment criteria determine the standard required to achieve the unit.