Why choose the SBM Partnership?

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  • Why study with us?


    We are the leading national provider of SBM programmes

    The SBM Partnership which includes Serco, Adfecto and the National Association of School Business Managers (NASBM) is proud to be the leading national provider of school business management programmes.  We have been the provider of choice for the National College and the only provider to have delivered the full suite of SBM programmes since they were first introduced in 2003.

    We are ILM accredited

    In early 2015 we became the first SBM provider to be fully ILM accredited to deliver the Level 4 Diploma (CSBM), Level 5 Diploma (DSBM) and Level 6 Diploma in School Business Management programmes. 

    We have already supported over 8,000 SBMs to gain their qualification

    Since 2003 we have supported over 8,000 SBMs in gaining the certificate (CSBM), Diploma (DSBM) or Advanced Diploma (ADSBM) of school business management, with an increasingly significant number of participants achieving the full suite of qualifications. 

    We are the only provider who has delivered ADSBM (now Level 6 Diploma)

    We are the only provider to have delivered the ADSBM programme nationally and we are thrilled that some of our participants are now in Assistant Head teacher positions.

    Our experience is unrivalled

    We have consistently achieved a pass rate of over 97% on each accredited SBM programme.

    We have designed and developed the SBM programmes

    In addition to delivery we have also been employed by the National College to design and develop the SBM programmes and ensure that they are regularly updated to meet the changing needs of SBMs.

    We are the experts

    With such comprehensive experience developed over more than 12 years, it is not surprising that we are the experts in delivering school business management programmes. An experienced team of facilitators and tutors, many of whom are current SBMs, are here to help support you through your programme of study.

    • Meet the experts