Edexcel are the UK’s largest awarding body who are accredited by the UK Government’s Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) to award a range of qualifications. Edexcel operates in 112 countries and every year more than four million people study its internationally recognized qualifications. All UK Universities for direct entry accept Edexcel BTEC qualifications with advanced standing on to their degree programmes. The BTEC Professional Level 7 qualification is designed to provide a specialist work related programme of study for those who are interested in developing a greater depth of understanding of Leadership and Management.

  1. Edexcel BTEC Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership

  2. Edexcel BTEC Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

  3. Edexcel BTEC Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

It is a postgraduate qualification in its own right but can also be used as a stepping-stone to studying further towards a Master’s Degree. There is an agreed higher education academic pathway from this course onto the MBA course with any UK Universities in UAE or across the globe. The BTEC Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership is designed for those working in business management or other sectors with a responsibility for management and leadership. You will develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in the management sector.

Course Brief

The course is made up of units (11) – 3 core units, which is mandatory, and 8 specialist units leading to the EDSML. The specialist units enable you to study particular areas in depth, and there is opportunity to follow a clear specialist pathway. These specialist pathways are recognised in the following endorsed qualification titles:

  • Developing Strategic Management & Leadership Skills

  • Professional Development for Strategic Managers

  • Strategic Change Management

  • Creative and Innovative Management

  • Strategic Marketing Management

  • Corporate Communication Strategies

  • Managing Corporate Responsibility in the Wider Business Environment

  • Strategic Human Resource Management

  • Strategic Planning

  • Managing Financial Principles and Techniques

  • Research Project


Entry Requirements

You will normally need to have at least one of the following:

  1. Bachelor Degree in an appropriate area or 5 years of work experience

  2. A BTEC Higher National Diploma in an appropriate area

  3. Minimum 19yrs of age


Course Assessment

EDSML is not exam-based qualification. Instead, students study real life, work based case studies and complete projects and assessment, which contribute to achieving each unit studied. Module tutor internally assesses each unit. Grades awarded are Pass, Merit or Distinction against each module completed. Once the coursework/assignment is assess by the module tutor then Internal Verifier (IV) will go through to ensure required learning outcomes have been achieved. An independent External Verifier (EV) appointed by Edexcel to grant the qualification then checks this work.