Course details

Course level

Level 7

Next course date

15 July 


4 Sessions


Tutored online learning

Course description

Effective management of an organisation during periods of normalcy and in crisis requires careful planning to ensure the business remains sustainable and growth-oriented.  To make effective decisions, leaders and managers need to be equipped with the right strategic tools and techniques in order to allow them to quickly understand the complex relationship between the organisation and the business environment in which it operates.

This short course will cover the process of strategic planning, beginning with an understanding of frameworks that are key to analysing the organisations’ situation. Delegates will then be exposed to techniques of employing this analysis to identify the basis of an organisations’ competitive advantage and identify strategies to sustain this advantage in an uncertain, complex and dynamic business environment. The course will then explore a range of corporate and business level strategies that can be employed for survival, growth and expansion. The course will also provide delegates with a framework for identifying and categorising different types of risk and their respective control mechanisms.

Structure, certificates and assessment

Delivery structure 

Session 1 - Situational analysis 

Session 2 - Identifying sustained competitive advantage 

Session 3 - Developing strategic options 

Session 4 - Evaluating strategy and managing risks 

A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded for completing the course 

Activities for self-paced learning 

Session 1 - Developing scenarios and identifying key drivers of change

Session 2 - Performing VRIO and competitor benchmarking

Session 3 - Using situational analysis data to identify competitive advantage and develop strategic approach

Session 4 - Using SAF framework to evaluate strategy and identify risk mitigation controls

*All sessions will be supplied with level 7 reading materials that supplement learning.

Learning outcomes

1: Delegates will be equipped with tools and techniques to gather and analyse data in order to make informed decisions.

2: Delegates will be able to identify and manage different type of risks using mitigation controls.

3: Delegates will be able to critically evaluate and identify strategies for business survival, growth and expansion.


Fees and funding

The price of this course is £475.00 but we are offering at £237.50 due to these unprecedented times and a desire to keep people self-developing.

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