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CMI Level 7 CertificateStrategic Management & Leadership Practice

96% recommend CMI*

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29 KWD/month interest-free


30 KWD

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565 KWD

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Average completion time4 – 6 months


Support period15 months


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  • Develop your senior management career and gain prestigious Chartered Manager status
  • Study a shorter course than the Diploma and gain key skills in less time
  • Learn at your own pace and set your own flexible schedule
  • 4.8/5 Trustpilot rating from 5000+ independent student reviews

Why is this course right for you?

The globally recognised CMI Level 7 Certificate is ideal if you're looking to gain the key skills and competencies you'll need to become an effective senior leader or director.

It's shorter course than the CMI Level 7 Diploma, allowing you to focus on developing the most important strategic management skills for you.

You'll learn how to effectively plan and adapt when faced with complex organisational challenges and understand how to set and deliver long-term business objectives. 

CMI-qualified managers achieve great things:

  • 90% say CMI improved their performance
  • 79% say CMI helped them improve their team’s performance
  • 80% say CMI resulted in increased professional recognition

Plus, after achieving the CMI Level 7 Certificate and gaining 3+ years of management experience, you'll be eligible for prestigious Chartered Manager status: the ultimate management accolade.

Entry requirements

You don’t need any formal qualifications to study the CMI Level 7 Certificate, but you must be at least 19.

If English is your second language, we recommend you have an IELTS 6 or equivalent, but we're happy to review your case on an individual basis.

Before you enrol, we'll chat through your experience and goals to make sure this is the right course for you.


Course content

Your CMI Level 7 Certificate course is 100% online.

You’ll choose which modules you want to study from the following options. Your choices must total at least 140 learning hours.

  • Strategic Leadership (110 hours)
  • Developing Organisational Strategy (90 hours)
  • Leading Strategic Change (80 hours)
  • Organisational Design and Development (80 hours)
  • Strategic Management of Data and Information (80 hours)
  • Strategic Management Project (100 hours)
  • Personal and Professional Development for Strategic Leadership (90 hours)

For full details of what you'll learn on the course, download your CMI Level 7 Certificate course guide.



All your assessments for this course are 100% online and are in the form of written assignments.

You’ll complete one assignment for each module you study, and the assignment will be between 3500 and 4500 words.

You’ll submit your assignments through the Student Community, our online learning platform, and they’ll be marked by your personal CMI tutor.

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  • Get unlimited support whenever you get stuck
  • Contact your tutor anytime online
  • All our CMI tutors are experienced management professionals and lecturers
  • Our friendly student support team is always on hand for non-academic advice
  • Access a CV builder, interview simulator and 1000+ career resources through our Career Hub

Leadership and Management FAQs

We’re highly recommended by our students, with a Trustpilot rating of 4.8/5 from more than 5000 independent reviews.

For more than 130 years, our mission has been to make it easy for people to get the qualifications they need to build a career they're proud of.

We design our courses for real people living real lives. We know how difficult it can be to fit learning around a full-time job, caring for kids, and managing a busy schedule.

That's why our CMI Level 7 courses are completely flexible. You're in total control of where and when you learn, whether it's at home or the office, on your phone or on your laptop.

You can work through your modules at your own pace, taking breaks whenever you need them. There are no deadlines except the end of your support period, which we've calculated generously to give you lots of wiggle room for study breaks and busy periods.

You'll have unlimited support whenever you get stuck. 

And when it comes to funding your course, we offer an interest-free monthly payment plan that makes it simple and affordable.

That’s why every year, thousands of students like you advance their careers with us.

CMI Level 5 qualifications are designed for current or aspiring mid-level managers. They're ideal if you report to a senior manager or business owner.

You could study the comprehensive CMI Level 5 Diploma or the shorter CMI Level 5 Certificate

CMI Level 7 qualifications are designed for senior managers and directors. They're ideal if you have responsibility for strategically leading an organisation.

You could study the comprehensive CMI Level 7 Diploma or this course, the shorter CMI Level 7 Certificate.

Bear in mind that only the Level 5 Diploma or above will allow you to apply for Chartered Manager status; the Level 5 Certificate won't qualify you.

We offer leadership and management qualifications from two world-class awarding bodies, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).

Both are highly prestigious, internationally recognised, and will give a huge boost to your skills and career – so how do you choose which one is right for you?

Firstly, it depends on where you are in your management career. We offer the following CMI and ILM qualifications:

If you’re a manager choosing between ILM and CMI, there are a few things to consider.

If you’re looking to become a Chartered Manager, then CMI is right for you. The CMI is the only professional body in the world that can bestow Chartered Manager status.

CMI qualifications are also ideal if you want to deep dive into professional leadership theory and practice. You’ll study fewer modules than on an ILM qualification, but you’ll cover each topic in greater depth.

CMI courses are highly strategic in focus, making them perfect if you want to develop your high-level strategic management knowledge.

ILM qualifications, on the other hand, are highly practical, focused on helping you apply your workforce management skills in real-life situations.

They’re great if you want to touch on a broader range of hands-on management topics, as the modules are shorter than CMI, allowing you to study more subjects in less depth.

Still not sure? Get in touch with our course advisors by email, phone, or online chat – we’ll be happy to help.

Right away! When you enrol, you’ll be able to log in to your course and get started within an hour.

There are no set start dates or schedules – everything is shaped around you.

As an ICS Learn CMI student, you'll always have a real person on hand to help you when you need it. From the moment you enrol, you'll have:

  • Unlimited support online
  • Interactive online learning designed by leadership experts
  • 24/7 access to the Student Community, your all-in-one learning platform
  • Student forums to network and share advice with other learners
  • In-house student services team, so you’re never more than a message or phone call away from a helping hand

You'll also have unlimited lifetime access to our Career Hub, giving you thousands of resources to help you impress employers, master critical business skills, and build your dream career. It includes:

  • A CV and cover letter builder
  • An interview simulator
  • Career and work psychology assessments
  • In-depth industry and employer profiles
  • 350+ employer films with practical advice from hiring managers
  • 1000+ short courses, articles and videos on key career skills like negotiating a raise

You can take a sneak peek at the Career Hub by signing up for free here

Get in touch with our CMI Advisors on +44 141 404 6595.

They’ll talk through your experience, education and ambitions to make sure you’re choosing the right course, then get you enrolled with an interest-free payment plan.

If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please tell your Course Advisor before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

Your payments will be charged in GBP. The monthly payments listed in euros are an estimate based on the current exchange rate from

This means that the amount you’ll pay each month in euros may vary based on the current exchange rate.

Your bank may use a different exchange rate from the one listed here, or charge a fee for converting your payments into GBP; we’d advise that you speak to your bank directly for more details.

* 96% of CMI graduates recommend studying a CMI qualification. Source: CMI.

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