Our accredited SBM programmes:
- enable you to develop relevant skills to help you carry out your role more effectively
- will help enhance your contribution to the strategic direction of your school
- can help you develop a career in school business management
You can apply for any of the school business management programmes or individual units - see links on right hand panel. Once your application has been submitted through this site and your place confirmed, you will be enrolled onto the programme’s e-learning area where you will access your programme activities, discussion groups, online tutor support and other programme details.
At present these programmes are only offered through the English language. Please contact us for reduced rates which are available for locally hosted groups in Wales (e.g. local authority groups).
The Level 4 Diploma (CSBM) is applicable not only for those in a school business management (or bursar) role but also for finance officers/managers, principal officers, HR managers, senior administration officers and resource officers. The Level 4 Diploma is also suitable for those interested in becoming a school business manager. Click here for more details and to apply.
The Level 5 Diploma (DSBM) is aimed at experienced school business managers who work closely with their senior leadership team on a daily basis. Click here for more details and to apply.
Follow the links on the right-hand panel to apply and to see other school business manager options.
If you want flexibility there are several study options. You can study for a full Level 4 or Level 5 qualification in an entirely online format or you can choose the blended learning version (which also includes three one-day regional face to face workshops for Level 4 or three two-day workshops for Level 5).
If you are considering the Level 4 Diploma (CSBM) but are not sure about committing to the full programme, or just want to improve your skills in a specific school business management area, you can also study selected individual units on their own as a fully online option.
The operational units are available as individual, stand alone units. These can count towards your final Level 4 Diploma (CSBM) qualification if you then decide to continue with the full programme. Follow links on right hand panel for more details.
Similarly, there are options to study selected Level 5 units individually. For further information regarding SBM programmes in Wales, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07718 195 115 (office hours).
Aspiring School Business Manager Programme
Are you or a colleague interested in becoming a School Business Manager? If you don’t have experience of working in a school but think that this might be the profession for you then why not enrol on our online Aspiring School Business Manager programme. The online programme provides an innovative opportunity to learn about the role and responsibilities of a school business manager and their equivalent in the Welsh sector.
Details of our Aspiring SBM programmes can be found here.