Welcome to the cmbdLevel 7 Resources

This page is designed to support candidates completing a CMI Level 7 qualification in Strategic Leadership and Management. Scroll down for resources and information for completing assignments.

We also recommend Alan Chapman's Businessballs website. This is a  huge free resource compiled by Alan Chapman from Loughborough University with many downloadable templates, articles and other useful tools. Businessballs.com

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) website provides further insight for those on a qualification path or for those people registered with CMBD for CPD and Learning Journey access. Once registered, candidates will receive log-in details that will allow them to access the learning resources supporting their particular course or programme.

When you log in, you will find the CMBD Management Direct area on the Chartered Management Institute website that will allow you to access a vast range of learning material and support.

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CMI Level 7 Leadership & Management downloads


This is the Level 7 syllabus for the Award, Certificate and Diploma qualifications. It contains a lot of useful information on the rules of combination for the different qualification options and detailed guidance on assignment content.

Level 7 Syllabus Feb 15
Qualification Factsheet Level 7

General useful information links.

CMBD Ltd CMI policies and procedures
Assignment Action words guide (what does describe, analyse, evaluate etc, mean?)
How to reference in a Word document (link to Microsoft help page)


Award candidates are required to complete 1 unit with a credit point value of at least 5, Certificate candidates are required to complete at least two assignments with a credit point value of at least 13 and Diploma candidates 5 or 6 assignments with a credit point value of at least 39. There are other options available (see the Syllabus) and your assessor will provide you with the relevant assignment briefs and mark schemes should you decide to do one of these.

Unit 7002 - Performance Management assignment Briefs and mark schemes.

Assignment Brief Unit 7002 Developing Performance Management Strategies 7 credits
Mark scheme Unit 7002


Unit 7003 - Financial Management assignment Briefs and mark schemes.

Assignment Brief Unit 7003 Financial Management  7 credits
Mark Scheme Unit 7003


Unit 7006 - Strategy Planning assignment Briefs and mark schemes.


Assignment Brief Unit 7006 Reviewing Organisational Strategy & Performance 9 credits
Mark scheme Unit 7006

Unit 7010 - Strategic Change assignment Briefs and mark schemes.


Assignment Brief Unit 7010 Implementing Organisational Change Strategies 7 credits
Mark scheme Unit 7010


Unit 7012 - Human Resource assignment Briefs and mark schemes.

Assignment Brief Unit 7012 Strategic Human Resource Planning 8 credits
Mark scheme Unit 7012


Unit 7014 - Leadership Practice assignment Briefs and mark schemes.

Assignment Brief Unit 7014 Strategic Leadership Practice 7 credits
Mark scheme Unit 7014