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Many of our courses can be adapted for in-house delivery and can be specifically tailored to meet individual needs.

Sometimes due to reasons beyond our control a course has to be cancelled or postponed.  We will advise nominating officers and applicants immediately of such a decision.  Please note in exceptional circumstances we may have to make changes at short notice to the content (to reflect changes in legislation, current thinking or topical issues), timing, speakers and/or venue.

South West Councils, Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1SH, Learning and Transformation Administration Team: 01823 270101


Leadership and Management  (ILM Level 7 Award)



From Dec 05, 2017 to Aug 28 2018

Course Duration:

4 workshops + 4 Group Learning Sets + independent learning + over approx 6 months


Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SH – this course can also be delivered on an in-house basis


The programme is delivered through a blend of face-to-face training, group collaboration, independent learning and assignment activities. The programme supports the development of knowledge and skills to undertake a strategic investigation by using strategic leadership and management approaches.

The content includes the introduction of strategic leadership through theories and models, reflective practice, decision-making in a political environment and developing a personal brand.

05 Dec 1710.00 - 11.00
Day123 Jan 18 9.30 – 16.30
Learning Set
6 Feb 18 9.30 – 12.00
Day 227 Feb 18 9.30 – 16.30
Learning Set
20 Mar 18 9.30 – 12.00
Day 310 Apr 18 9.30 – 16.30
Learning Set
01 May 18 9.30 – 12.00
Day 422 May 18 9.30 – 12.00
Learning Set
05 Jun 1810.00 – 12.00
10 Jan 1812.00 - 13.00
28 Aug 18 


A qualification programme designed for senior managers who wish to develop their strategic leadership approach.


  • Induction webinar
  • Workshop 1: Strategic Leadership Environment
  • Group Learning Set
  • Workshop 2: Developing the Strategic Leader
  • Group Learning Set
  • Workshop 3: Leading Change in Organisations
  • Group Learning Set
  • Workshop 4: Strategic Leadership in Practice
  • Group Learning Set

How is it assessed?

You are encouraged to use a variety of formats to present your final assignment. These may include: a written narrative, diagrams, slides, a short report, podcast, webinar, a presentation file with a voice over, audio recording, development plan, improvement plan, stakeholder analysis etc.

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training@swcouncils.gov.uk or call 01823 270101

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"I found the course interesting, enjoyable and valuable both personally and professionally"

"The tutors were excellent, amazing and inspirational"

Member Organisations: £1399

Non-Member Organisations: £1599

(All prices subject to VAT. Discounts for multiple bookings may apply)

Previous Skills / Knowledge required:

Please note that study at L7 will require a higher degree of independent thinking and you will be expected to present an argument (justify), and make judgements about qualitative aspects (appraise) and create your own ideas.


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