Alternative sources of funding


Alternative sources of funding assistance available to eligible SBM Partnership applicants

Advanced Learner Loans – our Level 4 school business manager programme is approved 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

If you are interested in applying for an Advanced Learner Loan, you will need to apply for one of our Level 4 school business manager programmes first and then contact us for the next step before you can formally apply for a loan.

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, 5 and 6 school business manager programmes are eligible for the scheme. 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.


 ILM Accredited

We are an Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) Approved Centre to deliver the Level 4 (CSBM),  Level 5 (DSBM) and Level 6 (ADSBM) Diploma in School Business Management programmes 

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