CMI Level 7 Professional Consulting

Develop your strategic consultancy skills through highly targeted online training with this CMI Level 7 distance learning course

Who is it for?

This online CMI Level 7 Professional consulting training programme is designed for those currently working as professional consultants or seeking to enter the field, focusing on developing your strategic consultancy skills such as entry and diagnosis, group dynamics, communicating strategies and managing interventions.

How will I benefit?

  • Develop the fundamental strategic skills, tools and techniques that are key to successful management consulting
  • Improve your ability to practically apply such fundamental processes and strategies when advising your clients
  • Demonstrate to future clients that you are a highly capable professional consultant, with the ability to offer effective and practical advice
  • Increase your ability to win contracts and forge effective, long-standing client relationships
  • Use your business consultant certification to progress onto higher levels of study, such as an MBA or Master’s course

How will I be supported to learn?

  • Our online CMI Level 7 Professional Consulting courses are self-study courses with dedicated support from CMI-approved tutors
  • All courses are delivered via Moodle and in collaboration with the CMI and Management Direct
  • All course materials are available online and can be accessed 24/7
  • Tutors are available by phone and the online learning system to provide support and assistance with assignments and study materials
  • Support Services are available by phone, email, social media, instant messenger to assist with any issues or concerns during your course

Qualification

  • With the CMI Level 7 Professional Consulting course, you can choose to study at Award, Certificate or Diploma Level
  • RQF Level 7 is regarded in academic terms as being equivalent to a Master’s Degree, an Integrated Master’s Degree, a Postgraduate Diploma, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and a Postgraduate Certificate
  • Our management consultant qualifications are accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
  • Nationally recognised: all credits earned are transferable to other university or college programmes within a similar discipline

Entry criteria

To study the CMI Level 7 Professional Consulting course you must be:

  • Aged 19 or over
  • Have 2 years or more work experience in a senior management role, plus some experience as a consultant (or similar) in any sector.

Start date

  • Every Tuesday and Thursday.

Course assessment

  • Completion of a written assignment per Unit (word count per assignment 3,000 to 3,500)
  • No examinations

Required study time

  • 8 to 10 weeks per Unit.

Timetable options

Option 1
Set timetable with fixed assignment submission dates.

or

Option 2
Flexible submission dates, within the fixed course duration.

Please note: if you choose option 2, the submission dates for your assignments are your choice, but you MUST complete all the assignments for the course by the given end date.

Course duration

  • Award – 8 to 10 weeks
  • Certificate – 16 to 20 weeks
  • Diploma – 56 to 70 weeks

Award levels for the CMI Level 7 Professional Consulting

- Level 7 Award in Professional Consulting

The Award consists of 1 Unit and has a transferable credit value of a minimum of 6 credits.

Course content: 1 Unit from the following:

  • Organisational Structure and Culture (credit value 8)
  • Entry and Diagnosis (credit value 9)
  • Group Dynamics and Facilitating Skills (credit value 7)
  • Communication Strategies for Consulting (credit value 7)
  • Managing Consultancy Interventions (credit value 6)
  • Tools and Techniques for Effective Consulting (credit value 9)
  • Managing the Business of Consulting (credit value 7)

- Level 7 Certificate in Professional Consulting

The Certificate consists of 2 Units and has a transferable credit value of a minimum of 13 credits.

Course content: 2 Units from the following (credit value of 13 or more):

  • Organisational Structure and Culture (credit value 8)
  • Entry and Diagnosis (credit value 9)
  • Group Dynamics and Facilitating Skills (credit value 7)
  • Communication Strategies for Consulting (credit value 7)
  • Managing Consultancy Interventions (credit value 6)
  • Tools and Techniques for Effective Consulting (credit value 9)
  • Managing the Business of Consulting (credit value 7)

- Level 7 Diploma in Professional Consulting

The Diploma consists of 7 Units and has a transferable credit value of a minimum of 52 credits.

Course content: Learners must complete ALL Units in Group A and 3 Units from Group B (at least 20 credits).

Group A

  • Organisational Structure and Culture (credit value 8)
  • Entry and Diagnosis (credit value 9)
  • Managing Consultancy Interventions (credit value 6)
  • Tools and Techniques for Effective Consulting (credit value 9)

Group B

  • Group Dynamics and Facilitating Skills (credit value 7)
  • Professional Practice (credit value 6)
  • Professional Development in Consulting (credit value 7)
  • Managing the Business of Consulting (credit value 7)
  • Communication Strategies for Consulting (credit value 7)
  • Developing Performance Management Strategies (credit value 7)
  • Reviewing Organisational Strategy Plans and Performance (credit value 9)
  • Strategic Project Management (credit value 6)
  • Implementing Organisational Change Strategies (credit value 7)
  • Leadership Coaching and Mentoring Skills (credit value 7)

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Fees

Course fees cover study materials, personal tutor support, assessments and affiliate membership of the CMI until course completion.

Award in Professional Consulting - CMI Level 7 (1 Unit)

£200 GBP, plus CMI Registration Fee £144.00, or
Per Unit: £200, plus Registration Fee £144.00

Certificate in Professional Consulting – CMI Level 7 (2 Units)

£400, plus CMI Registration Fee £226.80, or
Per Unit: £200, plus CMI Registration Fee £226.80

Diploma in Professional Consulting – CMI Level 7 (7 Units)

£1400, plus CMI Registration Fee £296.40, or
Per Unit: £200, plus CMI Registration Fee £296.40

If you have chosen to pay per unit, the CMI Registration Fee is payable once at the start of the course.

Course Enrolment Options

Option 1

You can enrol and purchase unit (s) directly from this website by adding your chosen units from the units available below. Please complete the short application form before purchasing your unit (s) (course) and making payment (this is part of the purchase process). On completion of payment you will be automatically enrolled on your unit(s) course within Moodle (our course delivery platform).  We will contact you within 24 hours to confirm your enrolment and additional information such as tutor allocation.

Option 2

Please complete an online application form and we will contact you via email with 24 hours.

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Select your award level and units...

The Award consists of 1 Unit and has a transferable credit value of a minimum of 7 credits.

Course content

1 Unit from the following:

Level 7 Tools and Techniques for Effective Consulting (Credit Value 9)

£200.00

This unit aims to develop awareness and application of core generic tools and techniques which will be relevant to consultancy interventions.

Level 7 Organisational Structure and Culture (Credit Value 8)

£200.00

This unit is about how an organisation’s structure and culture affects that organisation and the work of the consultant.

Level 7 Managing the Business of Consulting (Credit Value 7)

£200.00

This unit is about the core activities involved in managing consultancy teams and practices.

Level 7 Managing Consultancy Interventions (Credit Value 6)

£200.00

This unit is about understanding the consultancy cycle and associated risks. It also covers the differences in approach and style which may be used in different situations.

Level 7 Group Dynamics and Facilitating Skills (Credit Value 7)

£200.00

This unit is about the impact of group dynamics and how to strategically lead groups in a consulting context. Strategies for developing and maintaining productive working relationships within the consultant organisation are also covered in this unit.

Level 7 Entry and Diagnosis (Credit Value 9)

£200.00

This unit is about the initial entry and diagnosis stage of the consultancy cycle. It explores how to develop and nurture a positive client relationship and how to identify client needs and produce a proposal document.

Level 7 Communication Strategies for Consulting (Credit Value 7)

£200.00

This unit considers the importance of a communication strategy to the success of an intervention and how to communicate the results of interventions effectively.

The Certificate consists of 2 Units and has a transferable credit value of a minimum of 13 credits.

Course content

2 Units from the following (credit value of 13 or more):

Level 7 Tools and Techniques for Effective Consulting (Credit Value 9)

£200.00

This unit aims to develop awareness and application of core generic tools and techniques which will be relevant to consultancy interventions.

Level 7 Organisational Structure and Culture (Credit Value 8)

£200.00

This unit is about how an organisation’s structure and culture affects that organisation and the work of the consultant.

Level 7 Managing the Business of Consulting (Credit Value 7)

£200.00

This unit is about the core activities involved in managing consultancy teams and practices.

Level 7 Managing Consultancy Interventions (Credit Value 6)

£200.00

This unit is about understanding the consultancy cycle and associated risks. It also covers the differences in approach and style which may be used in different situations.

Level 7 Group Dynamics and Facilitating Skills (Credit Value 7)

£200.00

This unit is about the impact of group dynamics and how to strategically lead groups in a consulting context. Strategies for developing and maintaining productive working relationships within the consultant organisation are also covered in this unit.

Level 7 Entry and Diagnosis (Credit Value 9)

£200.00

This unit is about the initial entry and diagnosis stage of the consultancy cycle. It explores how to develop and nurture a positive client relationship and how to identify client needs and produce a proposal document.

Level 7 Communication Strategies for Consulting (Credit Value 7)

£200.00

This unit considers the importance of a communication strategy to the success of an intervention and how to communicate the results of interventions effectively.

The Diploma consists of 7 Units and has a transferable credit value of a minimum of 52 credits.

Course content

Learners must complete ALL Units in Group A and 3 Units from Group B (at least 20 credits).

Group A

Level 7 Tools and Techniques for Effective Consulting (Credit Value 9)

£200.00

This unit aims to develop awareness and application of core generic tools and techniques which will be relevant to consultancy interventions.

Level 7 Organisational Structure and Culture (Credit Value 8)

£200.00

This unit is about how an organisation’s structure and culture affects that organisation and the work of the consultant.

Level 7 Managing Consultancy Interventions (Credit Value 6)

£200.00

This unit is about understanding the consultancy cycle and associated risks. It also covers the differences in approach and style which may be used in different situations.

Level 7 Entry and Diagnosis (Credit Value 9)

£200.00

This unit is about the initial entry and diagnosis stage of the consultancy cycle. It explores how to develop and nurture a positive client relationship and how to identify client needs and produce a proposal document.

Group B

Level 7 Strategic Project Management (Credit Value 6)

£200.00

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

Level 7 Reviewing Organisational Strategy Plans and Performance (Credit Value 9)

£200.00

This unit is about reviewing current strategic aims and objectives, analysing progress towards their achievement and evaluating alternatives.

Level 7 Professional Practice (Credit Value 6)

£200.00

This unit is about the professional and ethical standards to which a management consultant should work.

Level 7 Professional Development in Consulting (Credit Value 7)

£200.00

This unit is about the importance of human resource development on a personal and organisational level.

Level 7 Managing the Business of Consulting (Credit Value 7)

£200.00

This unit is about the core activities involved in managing consultancy teams and practices.

Level 7 Leadership Coaching and Mentoring Skills (Credit Value 7)

£200.00

This unit is about developing skills and practices that support coaching and mentoring activities across the organisation.

Level 7 Implementing Organisational Change Strategies (Credit Value 7)

£200.00

This unit is about identifying, developing and implementing change strategies to meet organisational objectives, using a range of management models, tools and techniques.

Level 7 Group Dynamics and Facilitating Skills (Credit Value 7)

£200.00

This unit is about the impact of group dynamics and how to strategically lead groups in a consulting context. Strategies for developing and maintaining productive working relationships within the consultant organisation are also covered in this unit.

Level 7 Developing Performance Management Strategies (Credit Value 7)

£200.00

This unit is about ensuring that the performance of the team contributes to meeting strategic objectives.

Level 7 Communication Strategies for Consulting (Credit Value 7)

£200.00

This unit considers the importance of a communication strategy to the success of an intervention and how to communicate the results of interventions effectively.

Any Questions?