Accredited Level 3 Diploma in Strategic Planning

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Accredited Level 3 Diploma in Strategic Planning
Accredited Level 3 Diploma in Strategic Planning



INTRODUCTIONWhy Oxford Learning College

This diploma is designed to explore Strategic Planning. Within this course you will explore Business Strategic Planning. We all plan, unknowingly, to some extent or another in informal settings; weather this is to do with the household, leisure activities, personal finance or within our work environments.


Learning Objectives

  • Students will have an opportunity to learn the different areas of Strategic Planning.
  • To review the business planning, strategy making and theories of planning
  • Look at different concepts of strategic planning
  • A review of how to use analysis and management
  • The course encourages the development of strategic planning


This course consists of Ten Units and is a qualification awarded by Oxford Learning College, in its own right; with the quality assurance of a leading awarding body (CIE Global) that hallmarks this professional qualification.

Assessment Objectives (AO)

AO: 1

Students must select and demonstrate clearly relevant knowledge and understanding through the use of evidence, examples and correct language and terminology appropriate to the course of study. This assessment, involves two written assignments: one halfway through the course and following the final unit. Both are assessed and graded by the assigned tutor, according to college procedures.


AO: 2

Students must critically evaluate and justify a point of view through the use of evidence and reasoned argument. Students can include evidence in different formats to support their written work such as documentation or images to support their course.


Quality of Written Communication (QWC)

In addition, OLC require students’ to produce written material in English, candidates must: ensure that text is legible and that spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPG) are accurate so that meaning is clear; select and use a form and style of writing appropriate to studying a complex subject matter; organise information clearly and coherently, using specialist vocabulary when appropriate and Harvard referencing of citation and sources. In this Specification, SPG will be assessed in all tutor marked assignments (TMAs)

To ensure that we maintain quality standards; all our students written assignments are subject to our plagiarism policy and procedure.




Unit 1: Introduction to Business Strategic Planning


Unit 2: The journey of strategy making


Unit 3: Accepted theories and concepts of strategic planning


Unit 4: Stakeholder Analysis and Management


Unit 5: Developing Models of Strategic Planning


Unit 6: The method approach to strategic planning


Unit 7: Working with teams – group approach to strategic development


Unit 8: Maps and Models for Workshops


Unit 9: Methods of Delivery – Implementing Strategic Concepts


Unit 10: Concepts of Interlock – integrating strategic planning into the business framework



The coursework is assessed through continuous assessment with no formal exit examinations. Through assessment you will cover certain criteria such as:

  •  Theoretical Knowledge/ Understanding
  • Practical Implications
  • Integration of Theory and Practice.


Entry Requirement/Progression

Entry to this level three course 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.



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.

Additional information

Specification: Accredited Level 3 Diploma in Strategic Planning


The course has TWO Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA); which are graded: Pass or Fail. The grading procedure if Pass or Fail. Your grade will depend upon if the criteria set ha been met and the decision of your tutor. If you Fail an assessment you have the opportunity to amend where your tutor has highlighted and resubmit.

Study Hours

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.


The whole course MUST be completed and both assignments graded PASS to gain the “Oxford Learning College Level Three Diploma in Strategic Planning”

Course Fee: £850.00 Fees can be paid by instalments.

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