About the qualification


Who is the course for?

The ILM Level 5 Diploma for School Business Leaders is designed for experienced SBMs who want to develop their leadership and management skills. It is designed to enable the professional school business manager to understand and develop professional learning, and to experience a genuine sense of ownership within the senior leadership team.

The qualification also introduces participants to the strategic dimension of the school business manager’s role. Theoretical perspectives on leadership and management are also explored and participants are expected to demonstrate their application of these to their current role.

What are the benefits of the course for SBMs?

What are the benefits for the school?

What does the course cost?


Unit 1: Leading Support Services in a School

Unit 2: Managing School Finances

Unit 3: Managing Procurement in a School

Optional Unit: Human Resource Management in a School

Optional Unit: Managing School Infrastructure

Optional Unit: Managing Marketing in a School
We deliver this optional unit as part of the programme.

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