Level 6 CMDA for School Professionals

Level 6 Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) for School Professionals

The Level 6 Diploma (ADSBM) programme is now no longer available due to the restructuring of school business manager/ school business professional training programmes during 2017/18.

Important update for 2018 

From late Autumn 2018, or Spring 2019, we expect to offer a new Level 6 Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) for School Professionals which is designed specifically for experienced, senior school business managers and those in, or aspiring to, executive and strategic finance or business roles in schools, academies and trusts. This programme is currently under development.

This will be a three-year Level 6 degree apprenticeship and will be funded by the apprenticeship levy. Further details will be available on this page in during 2018.  Anticipated delivery of the first cohort should be in late Autumn term 2018 or Spring term 2019.

The anticipated cost for the three year higher apprenticeship would be approx. £9k per year (£27k in total) and we expect there to be certain APEL exemptions available for those who have completed Level 4 and/or Level 5 SBM programmes previously.

Click here for further information on apprenticeships for schools-based staff.

Please contact us for further information or to register your interest in the new Level 6 CMDA (School Professionals) degree apprenticeship programme. E: sbmpartnership@serco.com 


Click here for more information about trailblazer apprenticeships for school business managers. 

To register your interest in the new Level 6 CMDA for School Professionals please email us on sbmpartnership@serco.com and we will update you once further details are available.


Page last updated 12/6/18


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