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Qualification Overview

 

General Information

 

Key information

Qualification structure

Unit 1: Strategic Project Management

Unit 2 Strategic Leadership Practice

 

Contact List

Course dates

Attendance requirements

Asessment

Teaching and training methods

Training venue and facilities

Health and safety information

CMI Membership

Withdrawing from the programme

Suspensions

Qualification Overview

Key information  

 Qualification Title: Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership

The CMI code for registration of learners is: 7C1V2 

Accreditation start date:          01 September 2013

Accreditation end date:           31 August 2018

Minimum credit to be achieved for the Certificate level qualification: 13

This CMI Certificate qualification is designed for those who aspire to be managers who aim to have the authority and personal inspiration to translate organisational strategy into effective operational performance. This qualification requires managers to build on their strategic management and leadership skills and to focus on the requirements of implementing the organisation’s strategy.

This accredited qualification is designed for postgraduate students who want to develop their leadership and management skills for current and future success; who are committed to undertaking a professional qualification alongside their degree; who want access to cutting edge project management and leadership thinking and knowledge; who want to gain exceptional leadership skills to complement their existing knowledge base making them future-ready. 

Qualification structure 

Each unit carries a number of credits and to achieve the Certificate you need to complete a minimum of 13 credits. The minimum Total Qualification Time is 130 hours, including 45 Guided Learning Hours (GLH).

Unit Number

Unit Name

Credits

GLH*

TUT**

Unit 7009V1

Strategic Project Management

6

20

60

Unit 7014V1

Strategic Leadership Practice

7

30

70

 *Guided Learning Hours

**Total Unit Time

Unit 1 - Strategic project management 

 

Title

Strategic Project Management

Unit Number

7009V1

Ofqual Reference

R/504/9075

Credit Value

6

Total Unit Time

60

Guided Learning Hours

20

Learning outcomes

Assessment criteria

1. Understand the impact of projects and project management on strategic objectives

1.1. Assess the purpose of project planning and management

1.2. Analyse how projects impact on the strategic objectives of an organisation

2. Understand the elements of a project process and plan

2.1. Discuss the roles of a project sponsor and other project stakeholders

2.2. Explain the need to scope and identify specification to develop a project plan

2.3. Discuss the phases necessary in the construction of a project plan

 

 3. Understand how to implement the project plan and evaluate the outcome(s)

 3.1. Explain the process of gaining project implementation agreement

3.2. Assess the methods for securing stakeholder support for project implementation and operations

Additional information about the unit

Unit purpose and aim(s)

This unit is about understanding the development of a project plan and its impact on strategic objectives

 

 

Unit 2 - Strategic leadership practice
 

Title

Strategic Leadership Practice

Unit Level

7

Unit Number

7014V1

Ofqual Reference

D/504/9080

Credit Value

7

Total Unit Time

70

Guided Learning Hours

30

Learning outcomes

Assessment criteria

1. Understand the relationship between strategic management and leadership 

1.1.   Analyse the concept of managers as effective leaders

1.2.   Analyse the concept of leaders as effective managers

1.3   Analyse the balance needed between the demands of strategic management and strategic leadership

2. Understand leadership principles that support organisational values 2.1.   Evaluate the role of the strategic leader in the creation of the organisation’s vision, mission and values

2.2.   Discuss the leader’s role in communicating the organisation’s vision, mission and values to others

2.3   Analyse how personal energy, self-belief and commitment impact leadership styles and their application in the strategic environment

2.4   Discuss how ethical leadership engenders empowerment and trust, identify its impact on organisational practice

3. Understand leadership strategies and the impact on organisational direction

3.1.   Evaluate transformational leadership and its impact on organisational strategy

3.2.   Evaluate transactional leadership and its impact on organisational strategy

3.3   Evaluate situational leadership and its impact on organisational strategy

Additional information about the unit  
Unit purpose and aim(s)

This unit is about the links between strategic management and leadership, key leadership principles, theory and organisational strategy

 

General Information

Contact List 

 

Name

Email

Telephone Number

Alison Cromie,

Events and Training Co-ordinator

a.cromie@qub.ac.uk

028 9097 5049

Postgraduate Skills, The Graduate School

pg.skills@qub.ac.uk

 

028 9097 2585

If you have any queries please contact Alison Cromie, Events and Training Co-ordinator at a.cromie@qub.ac.uk or tel +44 (0) 28 9097 5049 or speak to your tutor during training days.  They are there to help and support you while you are completing the course. 

Please contact the Events and Training Co-ordinator if:

  • you would like confirmation of dates, times, venues for training days
  • you would like information on your application
  • you are experiencing any difficulties with your work
  • you require advice about completing a piece of work
  • you are experiencing any difficulties with your tutor
  • you are waiting for an assignment to be returned to you and the expected date of return has passed
  • you require an extension for submission of work for your course
  • you are unable to attend a training course due to illness
  • you are not receiving your member benefits from the CMI
  • you require information on: the full range of CMI courses and qualifications; progression through the assignments including assessment; policies and complaints procedures; your qualification status; other training courses and events that could help your development; or General information on the work of the CMI. 
Course dates 

Level 7 commences on Wednesday 05 April 2017.  The table belowprovides a full schedule for the course:

Unit Title

Delivery Date

Induction Day

05 April 2017

Strategic Project Management

15, 16 and 17 May 2017

Strategic Leadership Practice

21, 23, 26  and 27 June 2017

 

Each training day will normally commence at 9.30am and will finish at approximately 4.00pm. 27 June 2017 is a half day training.  An email confirming the date, time and venue will be sent to students in advance of the course.

Attendance requirements 

By signing up for the certificate you are making a commitment to complete both units.  You are expected to attend all scheduled training days and manage your workload to continue your postgraduate studies while completing the CMI qualification. 

If you are experiencing ill health and have difficulty in attending the training days please ring or email the Graduate School immediately (see contact details in Section 4.1).

Failure to advise the Graduate School of reasons for non-attendance in advance of the unit being delivered may result in removal of a learner’s registration from the CMI Certificate. Learners will be notified if this is the case. 

Assessment 

Assessment will be by a range of activities including assignments and work-based evidence; there are no exams to sit.  However, you will be required to complete written tasks for each unit for assessment purposes. Full details will be given by your tutor and guidance will be available.  You will typically be allowed a period of four weeks following the supporting training session for completion of each assignment. Support will be available during this timeframe to provide general advice to students completing their assignments, which will be outlined during the units. See here for further information about assignments.

Teaching and training methods 

The course will be delivered by experienced tutors.  It will be delivered over an intensive series of one day sessions 9.30am to 4.00pm unless specified otherwise (refer to 4.2 Course Dates). Learning over the course of the training programme will be achieved through a variety of tutor presentations, discussions and practical exercises, including team working and opportunities for reflection and feedback.

The course will provide the opportunity to learn from colleagues on the course, and to develop new insights through discussion. 

Training venue and facilities 

The training will normally be delivered in the Graduate School, Queen’s University Belfast. The course venue and toilets are entirely accessible. Tea, coffee and water will be made available at the morning and afternoon breaks. Please ensure that you notify the Alison Cromie in the Graduate School of any special dietary requirements in advance.

Please inform Alison Cromie as soon as possible if you have a particular need with which we may be able to assist. For example, it may be possible to provide a hearing induction loop or to provide handouts in large print format, Braille or on audiotape. Please mention any additional needs in plenty of time so that services can be provided appropriately on the day of the training.  Please refer to section 3.4 above “Students with Disabilities or Special Requirements”

If training facilities provided by the venue do not meet the above requirements in any way, the Graduate School will take up this matter immediately. If a student feels that the training facilities are in any way detrimental to a positive training environment, please mention this to your tutor immediately, and to Graduate School staff if you continue to find facilities unsatisfactory.

Health and safety information 

In the event of a fire the fire alarm will sound.  Please follow the instructions as indicated in the venue and the instructions of the Fire Evacuation Wardens (wearing bibs marked “Fire Warden”). 

The Graduate School, and Queen’s campus, are publicly accessible. Please take care of your belongings at all times.

As with other public buildings, smoking is not permitted in any part of the building. 

If there is any item causing an obstruction in any part of the building or in the concourse please inform a member of staff immediately.

Mobile phones should be switched off while in class.

Please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Graduate School team should you have any queries or concerns relating to health and safety.

Membership of the Chartered Management Institute 

All students accepted for the CMI course will gain access to Management Direct during the course and will be granted a year-long associate membership to the CMI, which includes a vast array of online resources to help you complete your certificate and further develop your leadership and management skills. 

Should you wish to continue with CMI membership beyond the one year period following completion of the course, this will be subject to membership fees, for which the individual is liable.

Withdrawing from the programme 

If you decide to withdraw from the course, please notify the tutor, and put your decision in writing to Alison Cromie, Events and Training Co-ordinator, immediately. Please notify the Graduate school as soon as possible so that the place may be offered to another candidate.

If a student withdraws from study at Queen’s University, they can no longer undertake study on the CMI units at Queen’s. The Graduate School will support students to find alternative providers of CMI qualifications as appropriate, noting that the student will be required to pay any relevant fees requested by alternative providers.

Suspensions 

The Graduate School at Queen’s offers postgraduate students the opportunity to enhance their personal and professional development. This is complementary to their course of studies. Continuation on the Queen’s CMI units is dependent upon a student continuing to be registered as a student at Queen’s University Belfast. If a student chooses to take a temporary withdrawal from the University, status on the CMI units will also be temporarily suspended. The Graduate School cannot guarantee that the same units will be available upon return to study.

If a student is suspended from study, their status on the CMI units will also be suspended, in line with the duration of the suspension from studies.

All students at Queen’s are subject to the Study Regulations for either postgraduate Taught or Research degree programmes as applicable.