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Book your place on our September 2018 SENCO Award programme!
by Web Team - Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 9:33 AM


The deadline to apply for our next intake starting in September 2018 is 9th August - click here to find out more and to apply online.  Join over 1400 SENCOs who have successfully passed this Master's level course, and become a SUPER SENCO with us:



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Use your apprenticeship levy funds for SBM training
by Web Team - Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 9:30 AM

The new Level 4 School Business Professional Apprenticeship for current school business managers is now available! Click here for details and to apply online - deadline for the next intake is 22nd June. Find out more now!

(Edited by Grahame Lacey ADMIN - original submission Thursday, 22 February 2018, 3:34 PM)

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Join our popular School Administration Certificate today!
by Web Team - Thursday, 29 March 2018, 4:02 PM


This exciting 8-month course designed for school administrators, will help you improve and consolidate skills in office administration.  It is also excellent preparation if you wish to continue to study the full suite of SBM qualifications.  Click here for more information and to apply online for our next programme starting in October 2018.


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Are you a Serco employee and would like to know more about our Higher Apprenticeships?
by Web Team - Friday, 16 March 2018, 10:49 AM

If so, we held 2 x online information sessions recently, so if you would like to hear a recording of these sessions, please use the links below to access the programme web pages where you will find links to the recordings:

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Come and work for us!
by Web Team - Thursday, 15 March 2018, 1:00 PM

We are currently recruiting additional coaches, facilitators and assessors for our national SBM programmes, across all areas of England. Please visit our main recruitment page for more information.

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New ILM school business manager programmes launched!
by Web Team - Thursday, 22 February 2018, 3:25 PM

New! We are pleased to announce that the newly-developed ILM accredited programmes for school business professionals are now available. They are an alternative to the upcoming apprenticeships (see separate News item) and are available to all schools in England.

Click on the links for Level 4 Diploma for School Business Managers details and for information on the Level 5 Diploma for School Business Leaders.

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New SBM apprenticeships are in the pipeline ...
by Web Team - Thursday, 22 February 2018, 3:24 PM

We aim to deliver new SBM apprenticeship standards (developed by ‘Trailblazer’ employers groups) at Levels 4 and 6 for school business managers and others in the schools sector. There is also a Level 7 (Master’s)
higher apprenticeship for school business leaders in the pipeline for late 2018 too.

Click here to visit our apprenticeships page for further information.

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Read latest ISBL digest of education news topics
by Web Team - Thursday, 22 February 2018, 3:20 PM

Keep up to date with ISBL's weekly online news round ups on their site here - read the latest education news stories on leading support services, finance, HR, policy as well as teaching & learning.