School Business Management
The professional confidence to take on the challenges ahead
The School Business Management (SBM) profession has risen quickly in recent years, particularly as the majority of schools in England move from a local authority school-based model to a centrally funded academy model. The role of a School Business Manager has also evolved from school bursar and school secretary to include senior management of all administrative and logistical aspects of running a school efficiently.
ILM's latest School Business Management qualifications are designed to develop the careers of non-teaching staff in schools by:
- Formally recognising successful School Business Manager skills
- Aligning leadership and management skills to the new Professional Standards.
ILM's new qualifications have been developed with the Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) and are based on latest professional standards. Starting with building essential skills in school management at Level 4 through to improving strategy development and implementation skills at Level 5, these qualifications are designed specifically for an education setting.
ILM continues to offer the Level 6 Diploma in School Business Management, which is designed for senior members of non-teaching staff working across small groups of schools or a single large school.
Follow the links below to read more about each qualification and to find a training provider:
ILM Level 4 Diploma for School Business Managers
ILM Level 5 Diploma for School Business Leaders
Letter of Support ISBL
Letter of Support NST
Purpose Statement for Level 5 Diploma for School Business Leaders
Purpose Statement for Level 4 Diploma for School Business Managers
*All ILM qualifications are awarded by The City and Guilds of London Institute which was founded in 1878 and is incorporated by Royal Charter.