Level 6 CMDA for Schools

Level 6 Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) for Schools

Serco Education, in partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), has developed a bespoke Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) for Schools, which is validated by the University of Gloucestershire.


The CMDA for Schools apprenticeship is open to school professionals including those who already have graduate qualifications in disciplines other than business. School professionals based in England of any age who are responsible for managing projects, tasks or people, may be eligible to join the programme.

So if you are looking to further your managerial career - plus achieve a degree and chartered status - then this really is the qualification for you.

PLEASE NOTE: Anyone currently undertaking an apprenticeship or DfE funded programme of study will not be eligible for a higher apprenticeship until they have completed their current apprenticeship/studies.

Full programme information and application form links can be found on our sister website here

Key Documents

  • ISBL (professional association for SBMs)


Our Programmes

Aspiring School Business Managers

School Administration Foundation Certificate (SAFC)

Level 4 School Business Professional Apprenticeship

Level 4 Diploma for School Business Managers (CSBM)

Level 5 Diploma for School Business Leaders (DSBM)

Level 7 Senior Leader Masters

ILM Accredited

We are an Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) Approved centre to deliver the Level 4 Diploma for School Business Managers