About the qualification


Who is the course for?

This ILM Level 4 Diploma for School Business Managers is designed as part of a pathway of learning for SBM professionals who are moving into a leadership role. Professionals working outside the education sector may also find this qualification a useful starting point for their SBM professional development. This qualification builds core skills in school management through a pathway of six units, beginning with an induction phase. 

Our distance learning model is delivered entirely online, as from feedback it was clear that practising SBM’s struggle to attend face to face classroom sessions away from the school site. Therefore our distance learning model combines webinars, online tutorials, assignment work and online group forums to allow learners to learn at arms’ length at times convenient to them. 

What are the benefits of the course for SBMs?

Develop knowledge and skills to:

What are the benefits for the school?

What does the course cost?


Unit 1: Leading Support Services in a School

Unit 2: Finance in a School

Unit 3: Procurement in a School

Optional Unit: Supporting Human Resource Management in a School
We deliver this optional unit as part of the programme.

Optional Unit: Supporting School Infrastructure Management

Optional Unit: Marketing in a School

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