Level 7 Qualification


6 - 11 Months

Awarding body



Affordable ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management

Your Fast Track to MBA

What is the Extended Strategic Management Diploma qualification?

Qualifications at RQF Level 7 reflects the competence, knowledge and practical skills that are academically comparable to Master’s Degrees, Integrated Master’s Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Postgraduate Certificates. 

Qualification Overview

Accredited ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Management provides a flexible route for learners who have already achieved management qualifications at a lower level as well as 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.

ATHE Level 7 Diploma Qualification details

Title: ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma Strategic Management 

Qualification no:603/0630/0
Size: 120 credits

GHL: 480 Guided Learning Hours

TQT: 1200 Total Qualification Hours

Entry Requirements

  • Age: 19 +

  • A first degree in business, management or related subject

  • A level 6 qualification, for example an ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Management

  • May also have relevant work experience

Modes of Study

Blended Learning, Academic year, Distance learning


Assignments only

Overall Grading Type

Pass, Merit, Distinction


Ofqual Qualification

Learning Formats

Distance Learning

Distance learning requires that you study completely online though our learning portal. You will receive a personalised study plan to keep you on track and you will have access to an online tutor to ask questions. Monthly and quarterly installments are also available.

Blended Learning

In this format, you can blend self-study with classroom/Skype based tuition. The fees include 40 hours of 1-2-1 tutoring. 

(at least 4 hours per unit).

Academic Year

In this format, students can take the programme over one academic year. The duration you take up to 480 hours in classroom at Notting Hill College premises. The one academic year is around 36 weeks of studies (20 hours per week).

To pay by instalment please email

Strategic Management Diploma Structure and Units

5 Mandatory Units

  • Strategic Planning

  • Finance for Strategic Managers

  • Research for Strategic Development

  • Organisational Behaviour

  • Personal Development for Leadership and Strategic Management

Choose 4 Optional Units

  • International Business Environment

  • Developing Organisational Vision and Strategic Direction

  • International Finance

  • Strategic Marketing

  • Quantitative Methods

  • International Marketing

  • Corporate Communication Strategies

  • Strategic Human Resources Management

  • Managing Continuous Organisational Improvement

Fast Track To Business Masters Brochure

Topping up to an MBA from a Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management typically takes 6 to 9 months.

Students wishing to progress further with higher education are able to complete their MBA qualification at a number of UK universities upon completion of the ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma In Strategic Management. Gaining a business MBA certificate may only require 6 months of study, ensuring our course is a fast track to completing higher education in the UK.


If you are interested in this fast track to MBA degree, discuss the best course option for you by speaking to a friendly programme adviser on +44 161 470 6260

Alternatively, fill out the form to contact Notting Hill College online.

Qualification Pathways

Qualification pathways are designed in the following areas which will enable learners to specialise in an area of their choice if they prefer. These pathways are:

  • General (unendorsed)

  • Finance

  • Marketing

  • Managing People

  • International

Top up to a MBA at a UK University

Upon the completion of ATHE Level 7Extended to various, you can apply for an MBA top-up programmes at universities in the UK


To support our students, we have made presentations, e-books and assignment briefs available for reference on our learning portal. We have also provided access to a number of e-books via our electronic library. The programme handbook and assessment criteria are also provided to allow students to understand the detailed assessment criteria and the academic expectations of ATHE.


If students are interested in ordering hard-copy books, we can provide them at an additional cost. Classroom-based students can have access to our suite of books and can print out relevant pages free of charge.

Flexible Study Plans

Thanks to our study plan, students can finish their course of studies in as short as 6 months or as long as 24 months. We do, however, encourage students to submit their tasks on regular basis.

Free resubmission

Course fees include a first resubmission for every unit at no additional cost. This means that you have the opportunity to gain valuable feedback from the assessor and amend your work to the required standard.


The ATHE programs are vocational qualifications; this means they are centred around practical and concrete ideas. Students need to provide illustrative examples throughout their assignments and should relate the learning outcomes (LO) to their work environment and professional experience. 

For best practice, please divide your essays to sections which answer each specific LO. It is also recommended that you use the LO as a subtitle or heading. This will allow the assessor to navigate through your essay with ease and it will be clear to them that you have answered each LO.

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