The BTEC Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (EDSML) awarded by Edexcel is an internationally recognised professional business qualification and is the right choice for those wishing to become a successful business manager. It is particularly useful for those wishing to progress to an MBA or other Masters degree.


  • Programme Manager Alice Mitchell
  • Study Level 7
  • Study Mode Full Time
  • Course Length 12 Months
  • UK / EU Fees £7,900
  • Non EU Fees £11,850
  • Global Plus Fees £17,500
  • Start Date January / April / July / October
  • Application Route Masters or MBA programmes


To start this course you must have one of the following:

  • University first-degree any subject
  • HND with relevant work experience
  • IELTS 6.0



  • Developing Strategic Management and Leadership Skills
  • Professionsal Development for Strategic Managers
  • Strategic Change Management
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Managing Corporate Responsibility in the Wider Business Environment
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Managing Financial Principles and Techniques
  • Strategic Supply chain Management and Logistics
  • Developing Successful Business Teams
  • Research Methods for Strategic Managers



Students can progress onto a Masters programme at University with the EDSML qualification. They may only be required to take the dissertation and one or two other modules.

This level 7 qualification in strategic management and leadership has been developed to give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques needed by managers working at a strategic level.

There is a strong emphasis on practical skills development, alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding, for the chosen business sector.