CMI Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Direction and Leadership

Focus on translating organisational strategy into effective performance with this CMI Level 8 online distance learning course

The Diploma is the highest level certification available in Strategic Direction and Management. This course will strengthen your current skills and build on your understanding of roles and responsibilities of strategic management while further developing your skills to drive the benefits of your learning directly back into your workplace to implement organisational strategy and drive positive, transformational change. Regarded as equivalent to Doctorate/PhD in Management and accredited by the CMI (Chartered Management Institute), this nationally recognised qualification with transferable credits within a similar discipline is the ultimate step to begin applying the models, tools and theories to real work-based scenarios and problems, and track the benefits as well as your career advancements.

The course includes study materials, personal tutor support, assessments and affiliate membership of CMI until course completion.

CMI Level 8 Strategic Direction and Leadership Syllabus 

Directors and Senior Managers

Looking to take your team and organisation to the next level?

This course will develop your knowledge and build your advanced skills to inspire your team, develop and implement ethical and performance-driven strategies, lead by example with clear direction for transformational strategic change for your team and organisation.

Looking for a next step in your career?

Demonstrate to current and prospective employers your capabilities, ambition and commitment to professional development.
Achieve the highest level of strategic learning, significantly improving your career prospects and earning power.

  • 19+ years old
  • Level 7 qualification or equivalent and/or Senior Management position of 3 years minimum

This Diploma level requires successful completion of 7 units of your choice


You are expected to complete this course within 48 to 60 weeks


Total cost including certification is £2054.00

This includes a one-off CMI Registration Fee £318 + 7 Units at £248 each

Ready to start your journey?

Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Direction and Leadership

The Diploma consists of 7 Units and has a transferable credit value of a minimum of 67 credits.


Purchasing units individually or paying for the whole course upfront:

(Minimum purchase of CMI Registration Fee and 1 unit. Each unit is £248. 10% off will be applied if purchasing more than two units)

Please add one-off CMI Registration fee:

  • CMI Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Direction and Leadership Registration fee

    £318.00Add to cart

Learners must complete ALL units in Group A and 1 Unit from Group B.

Group A

  • Personal Development as a Strategic Leader (credit value 10)

    £248.00Add to cart

  • Collective Strategy Development (credit value 10)

    £248.00Add to cart

  • Inter-organisational Strategic Planning (credit value 10)

    £248.00Add to cart

  • Inter-organisational Strategic Direction (credit value 10)

    £248.00Add to cart

  • Strategic Communication (credit value 10)

    £248.00Add to cart

  • Strategic Culture (credit value 10)

    £248.00Add to cart

Group B

  • Strategic Leadership (credit value 7)

    £248.00Add to cart

  • Strategic Leadership Practice (credit value 7)

    £248.00Add to cart

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Award in Strategic Direction and Leadership, CMI Level 8

Units: 1 Time: 8-10 weeks

Cost: £248 + one-off CMI Registration Fee £156


Certificate in Strategic Direction and Leadership, CMI Level 8

Units:Time: 16-20 weeks

Cost: £248 per unit + one-off CMI Registration Fee £240

10% off if you buy a full course – £446.40*

*does not include CMI Registration Fee, this course is available to purchase in full or with a subscription to spread the cost on a monthly basis