Level 4 Diploma for School Business Managers

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Level 4 Diploma for School Business Managers

Who is this qualification for?
This qualification is designed for school business management (SBM) professionals who are moving into a management role. Professionals working outside the education sector may also find this qualification a useful starting point for their SBM professional development.

    Results for you
    • Manage resources within a school more efficiently, effectively and sensitively
    • Develop your understanding of the purpose of business management in a school context
    • Learn to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of business management operations within a school
    • Understand the nature of school business management
    • Links to the NASBM Professional Standards
    Impact for your employer
    • Professional staff who will enhance the management of your school
    • Managers who understand the importance of their role and its scope
    • Allows head teachers to focus on teaching, learning and student attainment
    • Helps to develop the school business team and gain specialist expertise in areas including leading support services, finance, marketing, procurement, HR and infrastructure management.
    Focus on the skills you need
    This qualification’s aim is to provide learners who are new or aspiring school business management (SBM) professionals with the knowledge and skills required to progress in their career and on to further study.

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    Credit Value

    The range of credits a learner must undertake to gain this qualification

    39 -

    Details of the qualification, learning time involved and criteria a learner must satisfy

    Learners must complete 3 mandatory units and 1 optional unit, achieving a minimum of 39 credits. Two hour of induction and at least four hours of tutorial support are required.

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