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 are available from 2018 (see News item below). You can apply for the new Level 4 School Business Professional apprenticeship 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

02Jan 2020

For 2020 we are offering a blended learning option for our popular Level 5 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.

02Jan 2020

Jan 2020: We’re on the look out for two full-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 coaches and functional skills tutors in certain regions. 

24Sep 2019

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.