Level 5 Diploma for School Business Leaders

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Level 5 Diploma for School Business Leaders

Who is this qualification for?
This qualification is aimed at experienced School Business Managers looking to develop their leadership and management skills. The Diploma will enable the individual to develop their professional learning, gain insight into the strategic dimension of their role and understand the how to lead and manage a range of functions in a school.
Results for you
  • Learn how to lead and manage teams in a school setting 
  • Develop your personal effectiveness in the role 
  • Understand the strategic direction of your school and contribute to strategic planning 
  • Develop the skills to propose and implement improvement initiatives in your school. 
  • Links to the NASBM Professional Standards
Impact for your employer
  • Professional school business staff which will enhance your school 
  • Supports the development of the school leadership and business team 
  • Allows head teachers to focus on teaching, learning and student attainment
Focus on the skills you need
This qualification’s aim is to improve the leadership and management skills of school business management professionals across a range of disciplines, with three mandatory units which focus on leading support services, managing school finance and procurement activities.

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Credit Value

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

43 - 43

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

Learners must complete the 3 mandatory units and 1 optional unit, achieving a minimum of 43 credits. Three hours of induction and at least 10 hours of tutorial support are required.

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