The Global ILM Level 7 Diploma is a highly respected post graduate vocational management qualification, designed to equip senior managers with the strategic leadership knowledge and skills to successfully introduce significant organizational and leadership improvement programs.
The Diploma program comprises 3 units leading to 60 credits, roughly equivalent to the 1/3 of a Masters or MBA program in the United Kingdom qualifications and credits framework.
Who is this Program for?
The Level 7 Diploma in Leadership and Management is designed for practicing senior managers and those planning entry into executive management roles (Director, CFO, CIO, Vice President and CEO).
- The ILM Level 7 Diploma offers participants significant personal development opportunities:
- A prestigious nationally recognized post graduate qualification in leadership and management.
- The acquisition of knowledge and skills with which to successfully take on a senior executive role in a major organization.
- The knowledge with which to plan for and implement organization-wide business improvement programs.
- Potential for progression opportunities into further qualifications, counting as 60 credits (normally one third) of a master’s degree.
Candidates are required have at least 3 years middle to senior management experience and/or to have acquired qualifications equivalent to a level 6 (graduate level) in relevant discipline. Non-native speakers of English are required to have a language Level of IELTs 6.5+.
The Level 7 Diploma in Leadership and Management program comprises three Themes (ILM Units), and 6 courses:
Theme 1: Developing Leadership and Management Capability through Enquiry (20 credits)
- Course 1: Understanding Executive Leadership
- Course 2: Assessing leadership Capability and Performance
Theme 2: Developing and maintaining a high-performance culture and optimizing resources (20 credits)
- Course 3: Develop and Implement Business Strategy
- Course 4: Understanding Organizations
Theme 3: Developing a High-Level Business Case for Improvement (20 credits)
- Course 5: Making the Business Case for Transformation
- Course 6: Planning and Implementing Business Performance Transformation
Candidates for the Diploma program will be required to produce 3 written assignment of approximately 5000 words each.
The Assignments will be based on the application of an enquiry-based methodology and will require the candidate to conduct structured and rigorous research within their own organization and of their personal capabilities using valid and reliable analytical tools.
Assignment guides and templates are provided for the course. You will also be able participant in community forums to discuss aspects of your work-based research and assignment preparation.
You can expect to spend up to 80 hours on research and writing your assignment.
The Program duration is 12 months. You will need to set aside approximately 200 hours (including assignment preparation and write-up) for each unit (Theme) to complete the Diploma Qualification. This means, you should anticipate setting aside approximately 10 to 16 hours per week.
Candidates will have 12 months to complete the qualification, Extensions may be possible on request.
LEARNING WITH GLOBAL
Enquiry-based learning is a form of active learning that starts by posing questions, problems, or scenarios—rather than simply presenting established facts or portraying a smooth path to knowledge
The ILM Level 7 program combines strategic, organizational and business management theory with engagement in targeted applied research activities in the candidate’s place of work. Therefore, for each unit of study, candidates will be required to conducted structured research into aspects of personal and organizational performance and apply the resulting data and findings to develop coherent improvement proposals and associated implementation plans.
Candidate’s will be assessed on the quality of the applied research carried out and the associated reporting of process, the results, and interpretation.
The Global E-Learning Portal
When you enrol in a Global course, you get immediate access to our E-Learning Portal. Online courses contain:
- Online presentations
- Online quizzes
- Online self-assessments
- Online Case Studies
- Online videos
- Downloadable learning manual (60 pages +) / workbooks / additional articles and Excel worksheets
All online courses will also comprise at least 3 live sessions (webinars) focusing on specific topics covered in the online course.
Community Forums will be set up for each unit. Forums are set-up online and will comprise several directed sessions and informal peer-based discussions and information sharing related to the enquire based activities being undertaken.
You will have the support of a dedicated Global Tutor throughout your program. Your Global Tutor will contact you immediately on enrolment, and will work through the Induction and the learning journey with you, explaining the learning process, and resources and support available. Your Tutor will provide continuous support through email and phone.
On successful completion of the assessment, candidate will be awarded the ILM Level 7 Diploma in Leadership and Management (60 credits).