Accredited Level 3 Strategic Planning Diploma Entry Requirement
Entry to this Accredited Level 3 Strategic Planning Diploma requires that potential students have gained GCSE/IGCSE or equivalent qualifications and have, good English oral, reading and writing skills.
Advice on enrolment and guidance of prior learning (APL) can be obtained through out contact centre. The course is a rolling programme and can be started at any point in the year. Successful students can go on to Higher Education, including remaining as students at OLC to complete courses in our portfolio of higher awards.
All students must be aged 16 or over.
The coursework is assessed through continuous assessment with no formal exit examinations.
Approximately: 200 hours of personal study time for the entire course is recommended. All of which is supported by the OLC Course Tutor, who we greatly encourage students to access support from throughout their course.
This course has been developed by the College’s professional team of tutors to meet the needs of sector based employers and employees. It is also part of the College’s validated level three Diplomas’, recognised internationally, as verified and moderated Centre for Interactive Education (CIE Global). Further details of our accreditations are provided on our website.
Accredited Level 3 Strategic Planning Diploma Course Length
Accredited Level 3 Strategic Planning Diploma Course Content
The whole level three diploma has TEN (10) specific units of study, which are sub-divided into topic areas these are:
Accredited Level 3 Strategic Planning Diploma Unit 1: Introduction to Business Strategic Planning
In this unit you will learn at a high level, the theories and concepts of strategic planning and the methods, techniques and toolsets employed.
Accredited Level 3 Strategic Planning Diploma Unit 2: The Journey of Strategy Making
Within this unit you will explore the various decision making process in relation to business. You will review political feasibility, role of participation, shareholder management and more.
Accredited Level 3 Strategic Planning Diploma Unit 3: Accepted Theories and Concepts of Strategic Planning
Through this unit you will explore theories and concepts of planning such as, the accepted definitions and theories of strategic planning, the concepts in constructing a strategic plan and the important aspects of business integration to name a few from this unit.
Accredited Level 3 Strategic Planning Diploma Unit 4: Stakeholder Analysis and Management
Here you will discover the determination of stakeholders in planning such as, managing and completing demands in different sets of stakeholders, modelling basis of power and interest and influence to name a few.
Accredited Level 3 Strategic Planning Diploma Unit 5: Developing Models of Strategic Planning
In this unit you will review the complexity of planning in a variety of ways such as structured approaches, consultants dilemma and latest trends and techniques in relation to planning.Unit 6: The method approach to strategic planning
You will explore the presentation of formal methods of planning. You will explore the areas of structured planning techniques, concepts of interlock and computer software in supporting planning.
Accredited Level 3 Strategic Planning Diploma Unit 7: Working with Teams – Group Approach to Strategic Development
Here you learn about, computer supported workshops, brainstorming and oval mapping workshops to name a few from this unit.
Accredited Level 3 Strategic Planning Diploma Unit 8: Maps and Models for Workshops
As you work through this unit you will explore interview and basic maps, locating goals and strategic issues, creating categories, developing draft and core options and analysing maps and computer models.
Accredited Level 3 Strategic Planning Diploma Unit 9: Methods of Delivery – Implementing Strategic Concepts
This unit is exploring strategic planning and how they are converted into action plans and how these are implemented. You will learn and explore a variety of areas such as programme and management change, interface, benefits measurement criteria and managing risks to name a few from this unit. You will gain knowledge in planning and implementation on completing this unit.
Accredited Level 3 Strategic Planning Diploma Unit 10: Concepts of Interlock – Integrating Strategic Planning into the Business Framework
In this final unit you will review your knowledge understanding and skills from the previous units on this course. You will examine holistic strategic model, importance of interlock, the facilitator and communication of planning. A great unit to end the course which will explore your knowledge acquired on the course.
This Accredited Level 3 Strategic Planning Diploma can be used to gain entry to a Level 4 Diploma or higher.