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Professional Development Award in Strategic Management, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 6 months
This Strategic Management course is designed to enable you to develop skills and knowledge that will help you to contribute to the strategic management and planning of an organisation.
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It will enhance your understanding of the different theoretical approaches to strategy and the implications that they have for strategic management. It will also enable you to develop and monitor a strategic plan to ensure that it brings about the strategic outcome that the organisation wishes to achieve.

This Strategic Management programme will equip you with the practical skills and knowledge to:

  • determine a suitable strategy for an organisation based on an assessment of its strategic position
  • analyse different strategic concepts and their implications for an organisation
  • use a range of theories and models of strategy to establish an organisation’s strategic position
  • assess suitable methods for strategic change, including the planning process
  • devise a strategic plan

When you enrol with us you will be eligible for 1 year FREE studying membership with CMI (Chartered Management Institute). This will allow you access to a range of management information, tools and support materials.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 6 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Programme Structure


On successful completion, you will receive a Nationally-Recognised certificate titled “Professional Development Award in Strategic Management”. This award is jointly certificated by CMI (Chartered Management Institute) and SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority). This accredited award stands at SCQF Level 8 (equivalent to an HND/QCF level 5) within the national framework portfolio.

In addition to the course certificate, you will also get a Certificate of Recognition of your demonstrable skills and knowledge from APeducation Online.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Different combinations of relevant National Qualifications, Vocational Qualifications and equivalent qualifications from other awarding bodies may be acceptable, as would suitable industry standard qualifications at an appropriate level.
  • Mature candidates with suitable work experience may be accepted for entry if they are likely to benefit from undertaking the qualification.
In addition, candidates should possess good communication and analytical skills, along with a desire to attain the professional and personal requirements of an operational or senior manager

Tuition Fee


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