Alternative sources of funding


Alternative sources of funding assistance available to eligible SBM Partnership applicants

Advanced Learner Loans – our new (2018) Level 4 and Level 5 school business manager programmes are currently awaiting approval for this government-backed loan scheme (full programme option only). Loans are provided by the Student Loans Company as long as you meet certain conditions (e.g. 19 years of age or older). For details of the Advanced Learner Loan scheme visit

We anticipate that the Level 4 and Level 5 SBM programmes should be eligible for Advanced Learner Loans for our summer or autumn 2018 intakes. Please contact us for more information.

You must apply for a loan from the Student Loans Company at least six weeks before the start of your programme. Contact us for further information once you have applied for one of our Level 4 SBM programmes.

Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) is a scheme available to ex-MOD armed services employees. Our Level 4 and Level 5 school business manager programmes are eligible for the scheme (Note: currently awaiting approval for our new 2018 programmes). The MOD’s Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) promotes lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. Visit the main ELCAS website for further information.

Please contact us for further information if you are eligible for the ELC Scheme so that we can confirm prices with you.

Page updated 14/2/18