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 Level 4 Diploma in School Business Management 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 is also sometimes known as the Certificate of School Business Management or CSBM.

The Level 5 Diploma in School Business Management is also accredited by the ILM (and alternatively referred to as the Diploma of School Business Management or DSBM). For SBMs who are members of their senior leadership team then the ILM accredited Level 6 Diploma in School Business Management (also known as the Advanced Diploma of School Business Management or ADSBM) may be the best choice for you. New SBM apprenticeship standards should also be available later in 2017.

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

17Aug 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. There is also a Level 7 (Master’s) degree apprenticeship for school business leaders in the pipeline.

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

09Jun 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.

02Jun 2017

fundingOur SBM programmes are approved for the following assistance schemes:

  • Advanced Learner Loans (Level 4)
  • Enhanced Learning Credits (Levels 4 – 6)

Click here for further information and check if you are eligible to apply for the above initiatives to use towards your SBM programme fees!