School business management

ILM school business management qualifications are designed for non-teaching staff in schools with responsibility for non-teaching activities.

The profession of the School Business Manager (SBM) has risen quickly in recent years, particularly as the majority of school systems in England change 
from a local authority school-based model to a centrally funded academy model. The School Business Manager role has evolved from the school bursar and school secretary and SBMs are now senior members of non-teaching staff responsible for the business management of schools - all the administrative and logistical aspects of running a school efficiently and effectively.

ILM provides a full suite of qualifications for this group - starting with building core skills in school management for those moving into a leadership role at Level 4  through to skills in transforming schools as organisations at Level 6.

Follow the links below to read more about each qualification and search for an ILM Centre near you.

Funding for learners

The National College for Teaching & Leadership provides a scholarship fund for learners working towards these qualifications (through an ILM approved centre). The latest window for funding closed on 11 February 2016. Please visit the NCTL website for further information on funding.

*All ILM qualifications are awarded by The City and Guilds of London Institute which was founded in 1878 and is incorporated by Royal Charter.

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