CMI Level 7 Extended Diploma in Professional Consulting


The Level 7 in Professional consulting qualification is designed for Professional Consultants who want to develop their strategic skills within consulting such as organisational structure and culture, entry and diagnosis, communicating strategies for consulting and group dynamics and facilitating skills.

Extended Diploma: This qualification is designed for individuals wishing to develop their professional consultancy abilities, and who will have the knowledge, skills and behaviours to drive consultancy activities in a senior capacity. They will have the professionalism to deliver impact, behave ethically and demonstrate a commitment to continual learning and development. The qualifications have been designed for practising or aspiring Senior Management Consultants, wishing to formalise or develop their learning and progress on to Chartered Management Consultant (ChMC).

  • Extensive research has been undertaken to ensure that these qualifications reflect tasks and activities of managers in the aforementioned roles in the workplace. Sources of information include, but are not limited to:

                1 Comparability to existing Professional/Management Consulting programmes

                2 Chartered Management Consultant Competency Framework

                3 Stakeholder consultation

  • All the important management theories and models are covered in this course. As a result, the students will gain a better understanding of the various consulting techniques that are applicable in the workplace.
  • A CMI diploma in Professional Consulting is the benchmark qualification for full IC membership, taking you another step closer towards Chartered Manager status
  • Will be helpful to the students to develop their problem-solving skills through the practical application of the various management models and theories.
  • A nationally – recognised qualification, the credits earned at this course can be transferred to other courses, if the students want to pursue Level 8.

Chartered Management Institute established over 60 years ago as the British Institute of Management back then; it has developed the UK’s very first diploma in management studies. In the years that followed CMI has consistently been at the forefront of all aspects of management and leadership. Today CMI is the only chartered professional awarding body committed to offering the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. Presently over 100,000 managers use its unique services daily. CMI qualifications aim for managers and leaders at any level, and it remains the only Awarding Body which can award Chartered Manager status – the ultimate management accolade. Employers highly value the qualifications awarded by CMI, and boost your career prospects.

  • Outstanding tutor support that gives you supportive guidance all through the course accomplishment through SBTL Support Desk Portal.
  • Access to our cutting-edge learning management platform where you will be able to access vital learning resources and communicate with support desk team.
  • Quality learning materials such as structured lecture notes, study guides, practical applications which includes real-world examples, and case studies that will enable you to apply your knowledge. Learning materials are provided in one of the three formats, such as PDF, PowerPoint, or Interactive Text Content on the learning portal.
  • Formative assessment feedback will be provided by the tutors to improve the learners’ achievements.
  • Assessment materials are accessible through our online learning platform
  • Supervision for all modules
  • Multiplatform accessibility through online learning platform. This facilitates SBTL in providing learners with course materials directly through smartphone, laptop, tablets or desktop offering students’ opportunity to study as per their convenience.
  • Live Classes (for Blended Learning Students only).
  • Time-constrained scenario-based assignments
  • No examinations

Learners must:

  • Be 21 years of age and over
  • Have considerable work experience as a consultant in any sector or similar job role
  • Possess the ability to complete the Level 7 Qualification
  • Upon successful completion of their qualification, learners may wish to further their ongoing personal and professional development by accessing other CMI qualifications, such as the CMI Level 7 Qualifications in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice.
  • Learners may, also, wish to progress onto the Chartered Management Consultant (ChMC) Award.
  • The opportunity to work towards Chartered Manager status, the highest accolade in the management profession and awarded only by CMI
  • Employers highly value the qualifications awarded by Chartered Management Institute and over 80% of managers opine that a CMI qualification is an essential component of becoming a professional manager.
  • Boost employee morale and engagement.
  • Boost employee morale and engagement. According to Engage for Success (2013) about 65% of the employees do not have trust in managers. Comparing to other developed countries the UK has 6% lower average engagement (Kennexa, 2011)
  • Networking at any of our events around the UK or via our online community, including regional conferences, bespoke webinars and industry speakers.
  • Access to our research and insight content, including Professional Manager magazine, delivered to your door and available online.
  • The opportunity to be a part of CMI Achieve, our online coaching and mentoring programme that matches experienced managers and leaders with those looking to develop skills and knowledge

Learners must request before enrolment to interchange unit(s) other than the preselected units shown in the SBTL website because we need to make sure the availability of learning materials for the requested unit(s). SBTL will reject an application if the learning materials for the requested interchange unit(s) are unavailable.

Learners are not allowed to make any request to interchange unit(s) once enrolment is complete.


Reference No : Unit 720

Credit : 10 || TQT : 100

Professional consulting provides clients with objective, independent expertise, advice and guidance. It can act as a facilitator for individual and organizational success. To succeed in the role, professional consultants must be knowledgeable, creative, agile and resilient. They must be proactive and able to adapt their practice to respond to client requirements in the contemporary workplace. The aim of this unit is to equip professional consultants with an in-depth understanding of consulting and the complexities of the role. They will critique strategies for developing stakeholder relationships and explore theoretical perspectives, approaches, behaviours and skills which can enhance professional practice. Finally, professional consultants will have the opportunity to consider the impact of ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability on their role.

Reference No : Unit 721

Credit : 9 || TQT : 90

Professional consulting requires a multi-dimensional approach to leadership. Within the role, consultants need to be adept, confident and have credibility. Scenarios for consulting will typically be complex and involve building relationships with other senior leaders. Consultants may lead internal and/or external teams and work at board level. Consultants must not only have a macro view of an organization’s strategic context, they must also understand the impact of digital, technological and geo-political change. The aim of this unit is to equip professional consultants with an in-depth understanding of leadership within a consulting context and the strategies which may be used to optimize the way people are developed and led.

Reference No : Unit 722

Credit : 10 || TQT : 100

Professional consulting can be transformational, shaping the way organizations think and operate. Consultants may assist clients to develop strategic objectives, consider new market opportunities, explore innovative ways of working and build organizational and staff capability. For professional consultants to deliver effective client-centric consulting they must have an in-depth understanding of consulting practice. The aim of this unit is to equip professional consultants with the knowledge and understanding of the core processes for client-centric consulting. They will appraise methodologies for identifying consulting opportunities and for developing winning proposals. Professional consultants will also consider strategies for delivering consultancy tailored to client needs. They will make recommendations for building lasting client relationships and consider how future consulting opportunities can be developed.

Reference No : Unit 723

Credit : 9 || TQT : 90

The ability to drive innovation and change is an essential skill for a professional consultant. Innovation defined simply as ‘doing something new or different’, is a powerful catalyst for change. It can revolutionise an organization’s operational activities, create dynamic new opportunities, and contribute to the achievement of strategic goals. Change occurs in many forms and professional consultants must be able to lead changes, which may be radical, incremental or evolutionary. The aim of this unit is for professional consultants to understand creative, contemporary and traditional approaches to innovation and change in a consulting role and how these may be applied. They will know how to develop a strategy to lead and manage change through professional consulting. On successful completion of this unit, professional consultants will have the knowledge and skills to create an environment which engenders creativity, agility and innovation.

Reference No : Unit 724

Credit : 7 || TQT : 70

In a globalised, high-tech, fast paced and unpredictable world, professional consultants must prioritise personal and professional development. This will enable them to keep pace with developments in strategic and operational practice and equip them to respond effectively to organizational and societal change. The aim of this unit is to enable learners to reflect on their own capabilities and behaviors to consult professionally. By reflecting on their own performance, consultants will develop a meaningful personal and professional development plan. The focus of the plan will be to identify opportunities to enhance their knowledge and capability to consult with impact.

Reference No : Unit 725

Credit : 7 || TQT : 70

Effective consulting has the power to drive organizational success. However, to respond creatively to client requirements, consultants must have an in-depth knowledge of the industry, sector or specialist area they consult in. The aim of this unit is for professional consultants to evidence their knowledge, capabilities and expertise in the consulting role. They will research and appraise emerging trends, structural changes, opportunities, risks and challenges that impact on the customers they support. They will articulate how their knowledge and understanding can be applied creatively to respond to complex issues, whilst adding tangible value to an organization. On completion of this unit, professional consultants will develop a client-centric consulting proposition based on their specialist area of expertise.

Reference No : Unit 726

Credit : 10 || TQT : 100

Delivering consulting, which has a tangible, positive impact on the client, requires a plethora of knowledge and skills. Consultants must be great communicators, agile, creative, and be able to solve problems and develop solutions. They must be able to respond to client needs and build relationships which are trusted and sustainable. The aim of this unit is to enable professional consultants to evidence their ability to deliver client-centric consulting. They will construct a consulting proposal and report on how the consulting engagement was delivered. Finally, professional consultants will have the opportunity to evaluate outcomes and formulate recommendations to improve the delivery and impact of their professional consulting.

Delivery Methods

School of Business & Technology London provides various flexible delivery methods to its learners, including online learning and blended learning. Thus, learners can choose the mode of study as per their choice and convenience. The program is self-paced and accomplished through our cutting-edge Learning Management System. Learners can interact with tutors by messaging through the SBTL Support Desk Portal System to discuss the course materials, get guidance and assistance and request assessment feedbacks on assignments.

We at SBTL offer outstanding support and infrastructure for both online and blended learning. We indeed pursue an innovative learning approach where traditional regular classroom-based learning is replaced by web-based learning and incredibly high support level. Learners enrolled at SBTL are allocated a dedicated tutor, whether online or blended learning, who provide learners with comprehensive guidance and support from start to finish.

The significant difference between blended learning and online learning methods at SBTL is the Block Delivery of Online Live Classes. Learners enrolled at SBTL on blended learning are offered a block delivery of online live classes, which can be booked in advance on their convenience at additional cost. These live classes are relevant to the learners' program of study and aim to enhance the student's comprehension of research, methodology and other essential study skills. We try to make these live sessions as communicating as possible by providing interactive activities and presentations.

Resources and Support

School of Business & Technology London is dedicated to offering excellent support on every step of your learning journey. School of Business & Technology London occupies a centralised tutor support desk portal. Our support team liaises with both tutors and learners to provide guidance, assessment feedback, and any other study support adequately and promptly. Once a learner raises a support request through the support desk portal (Be it for guidance, assessment feedback or any additional assistance), one of the support team members assign the relevant to request to an allocated tutor. As soon as the support receives a response from the allocated tutor, it will be made available to the learner in the portal. The support desk system is in place to assist the learners adequately and streamline all the support processes efficiently.

Quality learning materials made by industry experts is a significant competitive edge of the School of Business & Technology London. Quality learning materials comprised of structured lecture notes, study guides, practical applications which includes real-world examples, and case studies that will enable you to apply your knowledge. Learning materials are provided in one of the three formats, such as PDF, PowerPoint, or Interactive Text Content on the learning portal.

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