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 should also be available in Spring 2018 (see News item below too!).

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

18Oct 2017

HatOnce approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships later in the year, 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 Spring 2018. There is also a Level 7 (Master’s) degree apprenticeship for school business leaders in the pipeline for Autumn 2018.

Click here to visit our apprenticeship page and find out how schools can access their levy funding for SBM apprenticeship programmes.

17Oct 2017

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.

11Oct 2017

If you are currently studying a full SBM programme delivered by the SBM Partnership then you have the opportunity to become a member of NASBM at an introductory rate of only £50 for a year’s membership for the first year (T&Cs apply). Click here to find out more about our SBM programmes. If you would like to take advantage of this fantastic offer for our participants, contact us for further details, T: 01452 727272 (office hours) or E: