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Few professions have risen so far so fast as that of the school business manager (SBM), and the importance of the role is only set to grow as schools become more autonomous.
The MOD Aspiring School Business Manager programme (course code: 220), specifically for Ministry of Defence personnel and delivered over 10 weeks, will give you the opportunity to explore the role, find out how the contribution of a school business manager benefits a school and how it makes a real difference to children’s learning opportunities. In addition you will examine in detail the finance responsibilities of the school business manager.
Later, after the MOD Aspiring programme, if you decide you want to study for a full qualification, then our school business manager courses are approved for the MOD’s Enhanced Learner Credits Scheme (ELC) – more details here.
The MOD Aspiring SBM programme begins with two consecutive face-to-face days at the RTC in Aldershot (Hants.), during which time you will learn about the SBM role and the education sector. This is followed by an introduction to the Managing Schools Finance unit. You will then begin your online studies of the Managing Schools Finance unit (one of the six units from the full Level 4 Diploma programme).
Support is provided throughout the programme by the facilitator who will answer questions through the group study forum, review draft assignments and provide feedback as well as lead WebEx (online conferencing) sessions. We also expect participants to support each other in their studies through their online study forum.
The Managing Schools Finance unit covers:
Study activities for the Managing Schools Finance Unit are school-based so you will have access to a unique Virtual School which will provide you with the support material required to successfully complete your assignment for this unit.
Need more information? Please see the links under Key Documents panel (on the right) to print or download helpful documents.
Should you wish to continue your studies and complete the Level 4 Diploma (CSBM) you will need to complete two development units and the following three operational units:
Please be aware that as activities are school based you will need a support school if you decide to complete the full Level 4 Diploma (CSBM) programme. We provide more information about the role of the support school during the MOD Aspiring SBM programme.
Help in finding a support school is available, should you need this, at a cost of £450 (plus VAT) payable only when a school confirms in writing that it will support you through the Level 4 Diploma programme.
For further details and how to apply for additional support options please contact us. All prices quoted exclude (but are subject to) VAT. Our Level 4, 5 and 6 school business management programmes are now approved for the Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC), click here for details of the scheme. Please contact us for more information if you are eligible for the scheme.
Please note that all MOD students are required to apply via the Career Transition Partnership.
To access the online materials and discussion area you will need to create a user account on the Learning Centre web platform before the programme starts. This only takes a few minutes and you will be asked for your name and email address, and to create a username, password, and security question.
|Programme||Apply by||2-day workshop dates|
|MoD Aspiring programme||25th May 2018||25th & 26th June 2018||To Register|
|MoD Aspiring programme||3rd August 2018||3rd & 4th September 2018||To Register|
I would just like to convey my thanks for the input you provided during this course. I found it extremely beneficial in helping me decide that being an SBM is a career move I wanted to make. I have just been successful in securing an SBM role starting in September and I really don't think I could have done it without attending the aspiring course and re-reading all the material we gathered throughout the course.
We are an Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) Approved centre to deliver the Level 4 (CSBM), Level 5 (DSBM) and the Level 6 Diploma in School Business Management (ADSBM).