Accredited school business management programmes

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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 ILM 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 ILM 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 are are now available. You can find out more and apply 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

20Mar 2020

It is ‘business as usual’ for our upcoming SBM programmes as far as possible in the current situation. With many schools being temporarily closed we are keeping in touch and updating our existing participants via email. For new programmes you can apply as normal using the links on this site. To contact us please email either sbmpartnership@serco.com (new application enquiries) or sbmpartnership@adfecto.org.uk (current participants) for the time being.

12Mar 2020

For 2020 we are offering a blended learning option for our popular ILM Level 5 School Business Leader programme, as well as the existing fully online format.  We’ll also launch the Finance Unit as a stand alone individual unit for those who only need to develop their CPD in this area. Click here for details and to apply.

11Mar 2020

March 2020: We’re on the look out for full-time and part-time coaches/assessors across the country. If you are interested in one of these new opportunities please click here for more information. Opportunities also available for part-time functional skills tutors in certain regions. 

24Feb 2020

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.