Level 7 Professional Consulting

Our Level 7 Professional Consulting qualifications are designed for experienced internal and external Consultants who want to develop their strategic skills within consulting and increase their marketability with clients and employers.


Awarding Body: Institute of Consulting
Entry Requirements: There are no formal entry requirements however you should be working as a consultant or thinking of becoming one.
Assessment: Assessment is achieved through the writing of one 3,000 – 3,500 word assignment per unit. Our ‘right first time’ approach means that Learners can submit a draft of their assignment to get clear and constructive feedback from a personal tutor before submitting it for final assessment.
Start Date: Flexible - Start at any time!

Qualification Content

Our Level 7 Professional Consulting qualifications are designed for experienced 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.

Units Include:

  • Entry and diagnosis
  • Communicating strategies for consulting
  • Organisational structure and change
  • Managing consultancy interventions
  • Group dynamics and facilitating skills
  • Managing the business of consulting
  • Tools and techniques for effective consulting

Qualification Structure

This qualification has been designed so that learners can complete progressively. The Diploma is the full qualification however, you can start off with the Certificate and 'top-up' to the Diploma by completing the additional Units.

Level 7 Certificate in Professional Consulting:

Duration: 3 - 6 Months (Flexible)

Unit Requirements: 2 Units

Our Level 7 Certificate in Professional Consulting (QCF) gives you a broad knowledge of the role of a Strategic Professional Consultant while focusing on communication strategies and organisational structure and change.

Level 7 Diploma in Professional Consulting:

Duration: 12 Months (Flexible)

Unit Requirements: 7 Units

With a more comprehensive structure, our Level 7 Diploma in Professional Consulting (QCF) gives you the skills and competencies you’ll need as a Strategic Consultant. The units focus on organisational structure and culture, entry and diagnosis, managing consultancy interventions and tools and techniques for effective consulting. A Level 7 Diploma in Professional Consulting is the benchmark qualification for full membership of the Institute of Consulting and becoming a Chartered Manager.


Learner Support

Throughout the qualification you will have access to a dedicated Performance Coach who will be your Tutor/ Assessor throughout the programme, providing you with all the support and guidance you need. Our highly supportive approach sets us apart from our competitors and enables us to tailor the programme around your individual needs.

Working one-to-one with a Performance Coach and reviewing what you do and how you do it really makes a difference. By working smarter, you save yourself time, streamline routine processes and find solutions to current and on-going problems. Some of the problems our clients have addressed recently include: managing an under-performing team member; managing their work load and creating time to work on key projects; and spending too much time on ‘fire-fighting’ activities.

The way you work with your Performance Coach involves working on the things that are causing you the most problems and pain. We do not use simulations or hypothetical scenarios to help you achieve your qualification – we use live, real-time problems that you are facing and support you to make improvements and move forward.

We use the qualification as a framework to embed the learning and development into the workplace in order to maximise the impact on performance.


IC and CMI would recommend the below qualifications as a possible progression route, once completing the Level 7 Professional Consulting qualifications:


CMI qualifications at QCF Level 7 portray practical skills and competences that are rated in academic terms as being comparable to Master’s Degrees, Integrated Master’s Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Postgraduate Certificates.

Chartered Manager

Chartered Managers are consistent high performers, committed to current best practice and ethical standards.

A unique designation, exclusively awarded by the Chartered Management Institute, Chartered Manager embodies a professional approach to management through knowledge, competence, professional standards and commitment to continuing professional development (CPD).

To find out more about how to become a Chartered Manager please click here.

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