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    • Centre Assessment Guidance for Level 7 Strategic Management and Leadership
    • Strategic Management and Leadership Centre Assessment Guidance Contents Page Introduction 3 About these qualifications Titles and qualifications reference numbers 3 Accreditation dates 3 Qualifications summary 3 Progressions 3 Credit values and rules of combination for the qualifications 4 Relationship to the National Occupational Standards for Management and Leadership 5 Assessment and Verification 6 What is expected of the learner? 6 Projects 7 External Assessment 7 Recognition of Prior Learning and achievement 8 Support for Centres 8 Units 8 Unit 7001 Personal development as a strategic manager 9 Unit 7002 Strategic performance management 10 Unit 7003 Financial management 11 Unit 7004 Strategic information management 12 Unit 7005 Conducting a strategic management project 13 Unit 7006 Organisational direction 14 Unit 7007 Financial planning 15 Unit 7008 Strategic marketing 16 Unit 7009 Strategic project management 17 Unit 7010 Organisational change 18 Unit 7011 Strategic planning 19 Unit 7012 Human resource planning 20 Unit 7013 Being a strategic leader 21 Unit 7014 Strategic leadership practice 22 2 Version 2
    • Strategic Management and Leadership Centre Assessment Guidance Introduction This document aims to support CMI Centres in the delivery, assessment and verification of the Level 7 Qualifications in Strategic Management and Leadership. It should be used in conjunction with the CMI Centre Code of Practice. About these qualifications Titles and qualifications reference numbers The titles given below are the titles as they will appear on the qualification when awarded to the learner. The qualification reference number is the number allocated to the qualification by the Regulator at the time of accreditation, which confirms that this is a fundable qualification on the QCF. The CMI code is the code which should be used when registering learners with CMI. Each unit also has a unique QCA unit number – this appears with the content of each unit at the end of this document. CMI Title Qualification Code reference number 7A1 CMI Level 7 Award in Strategic Management and Leadership (QCF) 500/4206/3 7C1 CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership (QCF) 500/4120/4 7D1 CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (QCF) 500/4117/4 Accreditation dates These qualifications are accredited from 1st September 2008, which is their operational start date in Centres. The accreditation ends on 31st December 2010, and the final date for certification is 31st December 2013. Qualifications summary These qualifications are designed for managers who have the authority and personal inspiration to translate organisational strategy into effective operational performance. The qualifications require managers to build on their strategic management and leadership skills and to focus on the requirements of implementing the organisation’s strategy. Although the qualifications can be offered to learners from age 18, in practice the majority of learners at this level would be expected to be over 19. The Institute does not specify entry requirements for these qualifications, but Centres are required to ensure that learners admitted to the programme have sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment. The qualification is offered in the medium of the English Language. The qualification can be offered by Centres in languages other than English – Centres wishing to do this should refer to the relevant section of the CMI Centre Code of Practice for guidance. Progressions The qualifications provide opportunities for progression to other qualifications at the same or higher levels, which could also be work-based or more academically structured. The qualifications also support learners in meeting the requirements for work and/or employment within all areas of management and leadership at this level. 3 Version 2
    • Strategic Management and Leadership Centre Assessment Guidance Credit values and rules of combination for the qualifications A credit value specifies the number of credits that will be awarded to a learner who has achieved the learning outcomes of the unit. The credit value of the unit will remain constant in all contexts, regardless of the assessment method used or the qualification(s) to which it contributes. Learners will only be awarded credits for the successful completion of whole units. (One credit is awarded for those learning outcomes achievable in 10 hours of learning time). Learning time is a notional measure of the amount of time a typical learner might be expected to take to complete all of the learning relevant to achievement of the learning outcomes in a given unit. Learning time includes activities such as directed study, assessment, tutorials, mentoring and individual private study. Guided learning hours, however, are intended to relate only to facilitated learning and associated assessments – individual private study is not included – and give guidance to delivery Centres on the amount of resource needed to deliver the programme and support learners. The units, guided learning hours and rules of combination for these qualifications are given in the tables 1 and 2. Table 1 – Units and rules of combination for Level 7 Award and Certificate Units Credits GLH Unit 7001 Personal development as a strategic manager 6 20 Unit 7002 Strategic performance management 7 25 Unit 7003 Financial management 7 30 Unit 7004 Strategic information management 9 30 Unit 7005 Conducting a strategic management project 10 35 Unit 7006 Organisational direction 9 30 Unit 7007 Financial planning 6 20 Unit 7008 Strategic marketing 6 20 Unit 7009 Strategic project management 6 20 Unit 7010 Organisational change 7 25 Unit 7011 Strategic planning 9 30 Unit 7012 Human resource planning 8 30 Unit 7013 Being a strategic leader 7 30 Unit 7014 Strategic leadership practice 7 30 Award - need to complete any combination of units to a minimum of 6 credits to achieve the qualification. Range of guided learning hours: 20 - 35 Certificate - Learners need to complete any combination of units to a minimum of 13 credits to achieve the qualification. Range of guided learning hours: 45 - 50 4 Version 2
    • Strategic Management and Leadership Centre Assessment Guidance Table 2 – Units and rules of combination for Level 7 Diploma Units Credits GLH Group A Unit 7001 Personal development as a strategic manager 6 20 Unit 7002 Strategic performance management 7 25 Unit 7003 Financial management 7 30 Unit 7004 Strategic information management 9 30 Unit 7005 Conducting a strategic management project 10 35 Unit 7006 Organisational direction 9 30 Group B Unit 7007 Financial planning 6 20 Unit 7008 Strategic marketing 6 20 Unit 7009 Strategic project management 6 20 Unit 7010 Organisational change 7 25 Unit 7011 Strategic planning 9 30 Unit 7012 Human resource planning 8 30 Unit 7013 Being a strategic leader 7 30 Unit 7014 Strategic leadership practice 7 30 Diploma - Learners need to complete all core units (Group A) and three optional units (Group B) to a total of at least 66 credits to achieve the qualification. Range of guided learning hours: 230 - 260 Relationship to National Occupational Standards for Management and Leadership The relationship of each unit to the Management and Leadership NOS is shown in table 3: Table 3 – Relationship to M&L NOS Units NOS Units Unit 7001 Personal development as a strategic manager A2, A3, B2, C3, C4, C5, C6, D7, F12 Unit 7002 Strategic performance management D2, D4, F3, F12 Unit 7003 Financial management B2, B8, B10, E3, F12 Unit 7004 Strategic information management B2, B8, B10, B12 Unit 7005 Conducting a strategic management project A2, F3, F12 Unit 7006 Organisational direction B2, B3, B4, B8, B12, C5, F12 Unit 7007 Financial planning B2, B8, B12, C5, E2, E3, F12 Unit 7008 Strategic marketing B2, B8, B12, C5, E3, F9, F10, F12 Unit 7009 Strategic project management B7, B10, D2, D4, F2, F9, F12 Unit 7010 Organisational change A3, B2, B8, E4, E5, E7, F9, F12 Unit 7011 Strategic planning B3, B4, B7, C3, C5, D2, D4, E4 Unit 7012 Human resource planning D3, D4 Unit 7013 Being a strategic leader B7 Unit 7014 Strategic leadership practice B7 5 Version 2
    • Strategic Management and Leadership Centre Assessment Guidance Assessment and verification The main objective of the assessment of these qualifications will be to meet the assessment criteria detailed within each unit. The primary interface with the learner is the Assessor whose job it is to assess the evidence presented by the learner. The Assessor should provide an audit trail showing how the judgement of the learner’s overall achievement has been arrived at. The Centre’s assessment plan, to be agreed with the external verifier, should include a matrix for each qualification showing how each unit is to be assessed against the relevant criteria and which specific piece or pieces of work will be identified in relation to each unit. It should also show how assessment is scheduled into the delivery programme. In designing the individual tasks and activities, centres must ensure that: • the selected assessment task/activity is relevant to the content of the unit • there are clear instructions given to learners as to what is expected • learners are clearly told how long the assessment will take (if it is a timed activity), and what reference or other material they may use (if any) to complete it • the language used in the assessment is free from any bias • the language and technical terms used are at the appropriate level for the learners In addition to the specific assessment criteria in each unit, the learner’s work must be: • accurate, current and authentic • relevant in depth and breadth and must also show the learner’s: • clear grasp of concepts • ability to link theory to practice, and • ability to communicate clearly in the relevant discipline at the expected level for the qualification Learners’ work for Institute purposes is given either a “pass” or “fail” result. There is no grading for Institute qualifications, and external verification of learners’ work only confirms that the required criteria for achievement have been met. Centres are, however, free to apply their own grade scales, but it must be understood that these are completely separate from the Institute qualification. What work is expected of the learner? It is important to ensure consistency of assessment, and that demands made on learners are comparable within and between centres. A number of assessment methods can be used. Centres are encouraged to use a range of methods to ensure that all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria are met, and to enhance learners’ development. 6 Version 2
    • Strategic Management and Leadership Centre Assessment Guidance Assessment methods can include: • case studies • role play • time constrained tests • examinations • assignments • reports • integrated work activities • viva voce • projects • presentations In some instances, as well as written work, use can be made of technology. It is important, however, to ensure sufficient traceability for assessment and verification. The written word, however generated and recorded, is still expected to form the majority of assessable work produced by learners at Level 7. The amount and volume of work for each unit at this level should be broadly comparable to a word count of 3000 - 3500 words. Centres and learners are encouraged to use methods of presenting data, analysis and information other than straightforward narrative text. In the appropriate contexts, tables, graphs, pie charts, diagrams and illustrations are just as demanding on the learner. Projects Whilst there is no requirement for an overarching project, learners on the Diploma must complete unit 7005 - Conducting a management project. The word count for this must be a minimum of 3000 - 3500 words, although learners may complete a larger, more in-depth piece of work if this is appropriate. The project for unit 7005 is expected to be work focused, and to demonstrate the learner’s knowledge, understanding and application of aspects of management, while addressing a “live” issue within the learner’s area of responsibility. Centres may use a project to integrate the assessment of two or more units. However, where they choose to do this, it must be clearly possible to separately identify the achievement of each individual unit. External Assessment There is no Regulatory requirement for external assessment. However, the Institute offers the additional service of external assignment to centres, who wish to use Institute devised and assessed units as part of their programme. Further information on this service and the units for which it is available appears on the website www.managers.org.uk/qualifications 7 Version 2
    • Strategic Management and Leadership Centre Assessment Guidance Recognition of Prior Learning and Achievement The Qualifications and Credit framework is based on the principle of credit accumulation and transfer. Within this suite of qualifications, learners have the opportunity to build their achievements from a single unit into a full Diploma. The Institute will publish on its website which units and qualifications from other Awarding Bodies can be recognised for credit transfer and exemption. Credit transfer in the QCF will be based on confirmation of achievement of QCF numbered units. There will of course still be instances where learners will wish to claim recognition of prior learning which has not been formally assessed and accredited. In those instances, Centres are free, after discussion and agreement with their External Verifier, to allow these learners direct access to the relevant assessment for the unit, without unnecessary repetition of learning. Details of the process for recording such RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) are included in the CMI Centre Code of Practice. Support for Centres Staff at Approved Centres are offered group membership of CMI, enabling them to access all the support and information available to their learners. More information about what is available is detailed in the CMI Centre Code of Practice, and via the website www.managers.org.uk/qualifications Units The content of the units for the Level 7 suite of qualifications follow. Accessing the units via the CMI website will enable Centres also to access support and reading material from the Study Resource Centre. 8 Version 2
    • Strategic Management and Leadership Centre Assessment Guidance Title: Personal development as a strategic manager Unit aim: This unit is about the leadership skills required by a manager to operate effectively at a strategic level. Level: 7 Unit Number: 7001 QCA Unit A/501/5017 Number Credit value: 6 Guided Learning 20 Hours Learning outcomes Assessment criteria The learner will: The learner can: 1. Be able to identify personal 1.1 Analyse the strategic direction of the organisation skills to achieve strategic ambitions 1.2 Evaluate the strategic skills required of the leader to achieve the strategic ambitions 1.3 Assess the relationship between existing, required and future skills to achieve the strategic ambitions 2. Be able to manage personal 2.1 Discuss the opportunities to support leadership leadership development to development support achievement of strategic ambitions 2.2 Construct a personal development plan to direct leadership development 2.3 Devise an implementation process for the development plan 3. Be able to evaluate the 3.1 Assess the achievement of outcomes of the plan effectiveness of the against original objectives leadership development plan 3.2 Evaluate the impact of the achievement of objectives on strategic ambitions 3.3 Review and update the leadership development plan 4. Be able to promote a 4.1 Assess the impact of corporate and individual health healthy and safe and safety responsibilities on the organisation environment that supports a culture of quality 4.2 Estimate an organisational culture of quality on the achievement of strategic ambitions 9 Version 2
    • Strategic Management and Leadership Centre Assessment Guidance Title: Strategic performance management Unit aim: This unit is about ensuring that the performance of the team contributes to meeting strategic objectives. Level: 7 Unit Number: 7002 QCA Unit F/501/5018 Number Credit value: 7 Guided Learning 25 Hours Learning outcomes Assessment criteria The learner will: The learner can: 1. Be able to set performance 1.1 Assess the links between team performance and targets of teams to meet strategic objectives strategic objectives 1.2 Evaluate tools and techniques available to set team performance targets 1.3 Assess the value of team performance tools to measure future team performance 2. Be able to agree team 2.1 Analyse how to determine required performance performance targets to targets within teams against current performance contribute to meeting strategic objectives 2.2 Discuss the need to encourage individual commitment to team performance in achievement of organisational objectives 2.3 Relate the application of delegation, mentoring and coaching to the achievement of the organisational objectives 2.4 Evaluate a team performance plan to meet organisational objectives 3. Be able to monitor actions 3.1 Assess the process for monitoring team performance and activities defined to and initiate changes where necessary improve team performance 3.2 Evaluate team performance against agreed objectives of the plan 3.3 Evaluate the impact of the team performance in contributing to meeting strategic objectives 4. Be able to apply influencing 4.1 Determine influencing and persuading and persuading skills, to methodologies to gain the commitment of individuals to the dynamics and politics of a course of action personal interactions 4.2 Discuss the impact of individual dynamics, interests and organisational politics on securing the commitment of individuals to a course of action 10 Version 2
    • Strategic Management and Leadership Centre Assessment Guidance Title: Financial management Unit aim: This unit is about understanding financial data, and developing and making judgements on proposals against strategic objectives. Level: 7 Unit Number: 7003 QCA Unit J/501/5019 Number Credit value: 7 Guided Learning 30 Hours Learning outcomes Assessment criteria The learner will: The learner can: 1. Be able to analyse financial 1.1 Determine how to obtain financial data and assess data its validity 1.2 Apply different types of analytical tools and techniques to a range of financial documents and formulate conclusions about performance levels and needs of stakeholders 1.3 Conduct comparative analysis of financial data 1.4 Review and question financial data 2. Be able to assess budgets 2.1 Identify how a budget can be produced taking into based on financial data to account financial constraints and achievement of support organisational targets, legal requirements and accounting conventions objectives 2.2 Analyse the budget outcomes against organisation objectives and identify alternatives 3. Be able to evaluate financial 3.1 Identify criteria by which proposals are judged proposals for expenditure submitted by others 3.2 Analyse the viability of a proposal for expenditure 3.3 Identify the strengths and weaknesses and give feedback on the financial proposal 3.4 Evaluate the impact of the proposal on the strategic objectives of the organisation 11 Version 2
    • Strategic Management and Leadership Centre Assessment Guidance Title: Strategic information management Unit aim: This unit is about using management information to inform and support strategic decision making. Level: 7 Unit Number: 7004 QCA Unit K/501/5398 Number Credit value: 9 Guided Learning 30 Hours Learning outcomes Assessment criteria The learner will: The learner can: 1. Be able to understand the 1.1 Identify the features of data and information impact of management information on decision 1.2 Determine the criteria to be applied when selecting making data and information to support decision making 1.3 Evaluate the impact of a management information system to an organisation 2. Be able to understand the 2.1 Determine the legal responsibilities in sourcing, importance of information sharing and storing information sharing within the organisation 2.2 Discuss when information should be offered and access allowed 2.3 Evaluate the formats in which information can be offered 3. Be able to use information 3.1 Analyse information to identify patterns and trends to inform and support strategic decision making 3.2 Evaluate a range of decision making tools and techniques available to support a strategic decision 3.3 Determine the sources available to assist in analysing data and information 4. Be able to monitor and 4.1 Identify methods of evaluating management review management information within an organisation information 4.2 Discuss processes for analysing impact of information on strategic decisions made 4.3 Determine methods of developing information capture to inform and support strategic decision making 12 Version 2
    • Strategic Management and Leadership Centre Assessment Guidance Title: Conducting a strategic management project Unit aim: This unit is about identifying, researching and producing the results on an investigative project, and evaluating its impact. Level: 7 Unit Number: 7005 QCA Unit F/501/5021 Number Credit value: 10 Guided Learning 35 Hours Learning outcomes Assessment criteria The learner will: The learner can: 1. Be able to identify and 1.1 Determine a topic of investigation that has a justify a strategic strategic implication investigative project 1.2 Discuss the aim, scope and objectives of the project 1.3 Justify the topic of investigation and its aim, scope and objectives 1.4 Evaluate the project research methodology, including the project structure and research base 2. Be able to conduct 2.1 Identify sources of data and information that will research, using sources, support the aim of the project and synthesise data and options 2.2 Synthesise the data and information for options or alternatives that support the project aims 2.3 Determine an option or alternative that supports the project aims 3. Be able to draw conclusions 3.1 Evaluate the research analysis to enable conclusions and make to be made recommendations that achieve the project aim 3.2 Recommend a course of action that achieves the project aim 3.3 Analyse the impact of the recommendations 4. Be able to develop and 4.1 Evaluate the medium to be used to present the review the results of the result of the project investigative project 4.2 Produce the results of the investigative project 4.3 Evaluate the impact of the investigative project 13 Version 2
    • Strategic Management and Leadership Centre Assessment Guidance Title: Organisational direction Unit aim: This unit is about reviewing strategic aims and objectives, analysing progress towards achievement and evaluating alternatives. Level: 7 Unit Number: 7006 QCA Unit J/501/5022 Number Credit value: 9 Guided Learning 30 Hours Learning outcomes Assessment criteria The learner will: The learner can: 1. Be able to review and 1.1 Identify the current strategic aims and objectives determine the organisational strategic 1.2 Undertake an evaluation of the component parts of a aims and objectives strategic plan 1.3 Analyse the factors affecting the strategic plan 2. Be able to identify and 2.1 Apply a range of strategic analysis tools to audit analyse progress towards progress towards strategic aims and objectives organisational strategic aims and objectives 2.2 Review and assess the expectations of all stakeholders and their influence upon the organisational strategy 2.3 Analyse, interpret and produce a structured evaluation of the organisational strategic position 3. Be able to determine and 3.1 Identify and develop a range of alternative strategic evaluate strategic options options to meet strategic aims and objectives to support a revised strategic position 3.2 Determine and justify the strategic option that meets the revised strategic position 14 Version 2
    • Strategic Management and Leadership Centre Assessment Guidance Title: Financial planning Unit aim: This unit is about identifying, developing, agreeing and monitoring a financial plan that supports strategic objectives. Level: 7 Unit Number: 7007 QCA Unit L/501/5023 Number Credit value: 6 Guided Learning 20 Hours Learning outcomes Assessment criteria The learner will: The learner can: 1. Understand how the 1.1 Explain how the strategy of the organisation impacts financial plan supports the financial plan strategic objectives 1.2 Identify the component parts of a financial plan 1.3 Identify issues of risk within a financial plan 2. Understand the construction 2.1 Identify the level of importance of each component of a financial plan of the plan 2.2 Identify mitigation strategies for high risk components of the plan 2.3 Produce a financial plan 3. Understand how to promote 3.1 Discuss how the plan supports strategic objectives the financial plan in support of strategic objectives 3.2 Outline an approach to gain agreement for the financial plan 3.3 Identify an evaluation and review measure for the agreed plan 15 Version 2
    • Strategic Management and Leadership Centre Assessment Guidance Title: Strategic marketing Unit aim: This unit is about identifying, developing, agreeing and monitoring a marketing plan that supports strategic objectives. Level: 7 Unit Number: 7008 QCA Unit M/501/5399 Number Credit value: 6 Guided Learning 20 Hours Learning outcomes Assessment criteria The learner will: The learner can: 1. Understand how the 1.1 Explain how the strategy of the organisation impacts marketing plan supports on the marketing plan strategic objectives 1.2 Identify the component parts of a marketing plan 1.3 Identify issues of risk within a marketing plan 2. Understand the construction 2.1 Identify the levels of importance of each component of a marketing plan of the plan 2.2 Identify mitigation strategies for high risk components of the plan 2.3 Produce a marketing plan 3. Understand how to promote 3.1 Discuss how the plan supports strategic objectives the marketing plan in support of strategic 3.2 Outline an approach to gain agreement for the objectives marketing plan 3.3 Identify an evaluation and review measure for the agreed plan 16 Version 2
    • Strategic Management and Leadership Centre Assessment Guidance Title: Strategic project management Unit aim: This unit is about the development of a project plan and its impact on strategic objectives. Level: 7 Unit Number: 7009 QCA Unit D/501/5026 Number Credit value: 6 Guided Learning 20 Hours Learning outcomes Assessment criteria The learner will: The learner can: 1. Understand the impact of 1.1 Assess the purpose of project planning and projects and project management management on strategic objectives 1.2 Analyse how projects impact on the strategic objectives of an organisation 2. Understand the elements of 2.1 Describe the roles of a project sponsor and other a project process and plan project stakeholders 2.2 Evaluate need to scope and identify specification to develop a project plan 2.3 Explain the phases necessary in the construction of a project plan 3. Understand how to 3.1 Describe the process of gaining project implement the project plan implementation agreement and evaluate the outcome(s) 3.2 Assess the methods for securing stakeholder support for project implementation and operations 3.3 Describe the evaluation process to measure project performance (on-going/hand-over) to meet strategic objectives 17 Version 2
    • Strategic Management and Leadership Centre Assessment Guidance Title: Organisational change Unit aim: This unit is about identifying and developing change strategies to meet organisational objectives. Level: 7 Unit Number: 7010 QCA Unit H/501/5027 Number Credit value: 7 Guided Learning 25 Hours Learning outcomes Assessment criteria The learner will: The learner can: 1. Understand how to apply 1.1 Identify a range of organisational change, models or solutions to organisational frameworks change 1.2 Apply a range of creative problem solving techniques to address change challenges 1.3 Identify and justify change solutions that link to organisational strategic plans 2. Understand how to develop 2.1 Evaluate a range of change implementation models a change strategy using implementation models 2.2 Identify the criteria to select a change implementation model that supports organisational change 3. Be able to analyse an 3.1 Demonstrate the use of analytical tools to monitor organisational response to the progress and the effect of change change 3.2 Assess monitoring and measurement techniques to change within an organisation 3.3 Analyse strategies to minimise adverse effects of change 4. Understand how to evaluate 4.1 Identify the processes to review the impact of the the impact of change change strategies 4.2 Analyse the results of the impact review 4.3 Present the findings of the change analysis 18 Version 2
    • Strategic Management and Leadership Centre Assessment Guidance Title: Strategic planning Unit aim: This unit is about the purpose, direction and implementation of strategic plans. Level: 7 Unit Number: 7011 QCA Unit M/501/5029 Number Credit value: 9 Guided Learning 30 Hours Learning outcomes Assessment criteria The learner will: The learner can: 1. Be able to understand the 1.1 Identify the organisational strategic aims and purpose of a strategic plan objectives 1.2 Determine the alternative strategic options available 1.3 Assess the impact of stakeholder expectations on a strategic plan 2. Be able to select a strategic 2.1 Determine the alternative strategic options available direction from analysis of alternative strategic options 2.2 Assess priorities and the feasibility of alternative options 2.3 Carry out a risk assessment of preferred alternatives 2.4 Identify and justify the selected strategic directions 2.5 Produce a strategic plan to achieve the selected strategic directions 3. Be able to implement, 3.1 Assess the factors to be considered in the evaluate, monitor and implementation of the strategic plan review the strategic plan 3.2 Determine the processes required to monitor and review the strategic plan 3.3 Determine the impact of the strategic plan 19 Version 2
    • Strategic Management and Leadership Centre Assessment Guidance Title: Human resource planning Unit aim: This unit is about the role of human resource planning and the links with strategic objectives. Level: 7 Unit Number: 7012 QCA Unit H/501/5030 Number Credit value: 8 Guided Learning 30 Hours Learning outcomes Assessment criteria The learner will: The learner can: 1. Understand how the HR 1.1 Assess the strategic importance of current, future plan supports the strategic and anticipated HR requirements objectives 1.2 Analyse how HR planning impacts on the strategic plan 2. Understand the legal and 2.1 Evaluate the current legal requirements influencing a organisational frameworks HR plan for the employment of staff 2.2 Describe a process for recruitment and selection of new staff (external candidates) that complies with current legislation and organisation requirements 3. Understand the effect of the 3.1 Discuss how organisational culture affects organisational environment recruitment and retention of staff on staff 3.2 Assess work life balance issues and the changing patterns of work practices 4. Understand the grievance, 4.1 Identify the process to be followed in a grievance discipline and dismissal situation process 4.2 Describe the stages of a discipline issue that results in dismissal 4.3 Explain the role of ACAS, Employment Tribunals and other external agencies that could be involved in grievance, discipline and dismissal processes 20 Version 2
    • Strategic Management and Leadership Centre Assessment Guidance Title: Being a strategic leader Unit aim: This unit is about strategic leadership skills and the understanding of ethical and cultural issues within the organisation. Level: 7 Unit Number: 7013 QCA Unit K/501/8138 Number Credit value: 7 Guided Learning 30 Hours Learning outcomes Assessment criteria The learner will: The learner can: 1. Understand the 1.1 Analyse the impact of the organisation’s culture and organisation’s ethical and values on strategic leadership value-based approach to leadership 1.2 Discuss how organisational specific, legal, regulatory and ethical requirements impact on strategic leadership demands 1.3 Evaluate current and emerging social concerns and expectations impacting on strategic leadership in the organisation 2. Be able to understand 2.1 Evaluate the relationship between strategic strategic leadership styles management and leadership 2.2 Evaluate leadership styles and their impact on strategic decisions 2.3 Discuss why leadership styles need to be adapted in different situations and evaluate the impact on the organisation 3. Be able to secure 3.1. Develop a culture of professionalism, mutual trust, achievement of respect and support within the organisation organisation involvement and objectives through 3.2 Evaluate the impact of a strategic leader’s clear strategic leadership focus in leading the organisation in the achievement of objectives 3.3. Analyse how the strategic leader supports and develops understanding of the organisation’s direction 3.4 Discuss how strategic leadership styles are adapted to meet changing needs, and to enable organisational development and commitment 21 Version 2
    • Strategic Management and Leadership Centre Assessment Guidance Title: Strategic leadership practice Unit aim: This unit is about the links between strategic management and leadership, key leadership principles, theory and organisational strategy. Level: 7 Unit Number: 7014 QCA Unit M/501/8139 Number Credit value: 7 Guided Learning 30 Hours Learning outcomes Assessment criteria The learner will: The learner can: 1. Understand the relationship 1.1 Analyse the concept of managers as effective between strategic leaders management and leadership 1.2 Analyse the concept of leaders as effective managers 1.3 Analyse the balance needed between the demands of strategic management and the demands of strategic leadership 2. Understand leadership 2.1 Evaluate the role of the strategic leader in the principles that support creation of the organisation’s vision, mission and values, organisational values and in the communication of these to others 2.2 Analyse how personal energy, self-belief and commitment impact leadership styles and their application in the strategic environment 2.3 Discuss how ethical leadership engenders empowerment and trust, and identify its impact on organisational practice 3. Be able to understand 3.1 Evaluate transformational leadership and identify its leadership strategies and impact on organisational strategy the impact on organisation direction 3.2 Evaluate transactional leadership and identify its impact on organisational strategy 3.3 Evaluate situational leadership and identify its impact on organisational strategy 22 Version 2