Accredited school business management programmes

We are the largest and most experienced provider of school business management programmes, having delivered school business manager (SBM) training to thousands of school business managers since 2003. 

The NEW Level 4 Diploma for School Business Managers is accredited by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) and this is the most popular starting point for many participants wanting a recognised SBM qualification. It was formerly known as the Certificate of School Business Management or CSBM.

The newly-launched Level 5 Diploma for School Business Leaders is also accredited by the ILM (and was previously referred to as the Diploma of School Business Management or DSBM). 

New SBM apprenticeship standards will also be available in Spring/early Summer 2018 (see News item below). Details of the new Level 4 School Business Professional apprenticeship are now available here.

Whichever level you choose, you will benefit from a recognised qualification which will help you manage your school’s resources more effectively and enhance your own professional standing. Use the menu buttons above to search for these and the other school business manager training opportunities that we offer.

Site News

15Mar 2018

We have several exciting new SBM programmes starting during 2018 and we’re now looking for additional coaches and assessors across the country. If you are interested in one of these opportunities please click here for more information.

05Feb 2018

HatOnce approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships, we aim to deliver new SBM apprenticeship standards (developed by ‘Trailblazer’ employers groups) at Levels 4 and 6 to school business managers and others in the schools sector in 2018. The Level 4 has just recently been approved (February 2018). There is also a Level 7 (Master’s) Senior Leader Degree apprenticeship for school leaders in the pipeline for Autumn 2018/ Spring 2019.

Click here to visit our apprenticeship page and find out how schools can access their levy funding for SBM apprenticeship programmes.  February 2018: Apply now for the new Level 4 SBP apprenticeship here.

01Feb 2018

Are you a school administrator looking to develop and consolidate your school administration skills at an affordable price … and without spending too much time out of school? If so, we have the perfect course for you! See our School Administration Foundation Certificate (SAFC), click here to find out more.