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School Business Management – ILM Level 4

School Business Management | Level 4 – ILM Leadership & Management

Become a manager, become a leader

This qualification is designed to develop knowledge, understanding and expertise through varied operational, developmental and strategic modules.

Who is it for?

The Level 4 Diploma in School Business Management is designed for School Business Managers who are moving into a leadership role.

SBMs are now senior members of non-teaching staff responsible for managing non-teaching activity in a school, which will allow the Headteacher the time to focus on leading teaching, learning and student acquisition.

Take our SkillScan assessment to assess your current leadership experience and identify whether this qualification is suited to you in your current role.

Skill Scan Level 4 School Business Management

Benefits to Learner
  • Expand your skills and competences to play a lead role in school management
  • Extend your knowledge of teaching and learning and the management of resources
  • Improve your research skills to understand schools as an organisation
  • Develop skills in measuring the performance, programme management, strategic financial management, and organisational transformations
Benefits to Schools
  • Develop non-teaching staff and improve management and leadership in your school
  • Save up to one third of the headteacher’s time – freeing them to lead more learning
  • Make a significant contribution to the effective financial management
  • Improve the support for teachers, increasing the leadership capacity within the school and improving outcomes for students

chatMake an Enquiry

If you have questions, no matter how big or small, or would like to enquire about signing up to one of our Leadership & Management qualifications please follow the link below to our enquiry form:

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timeTime Commitments

  • 6 – 9 months


Price – £731

Course Process

  • Full day induction session introducing course content, course tools plus support with your first modules.
  • Half day training at mid-point
    (3 months in to course)
  • Facilitated online modules
  • Tutorial support via web conferencing (Blackboard), phone calls and emails


  1. Understanding SBM
  2. Planning and Leading Projects in School
  3. Managing School Finances
  4. Managing Human Resources in Schools
  5. Managing Risk in Schools
  6. Managing School Office Services



A mixed method assessment approach is used to differentiate for the needs of each individual. This includes online assessments; recorded discussions; VIVA and documented evidence supported by an e-portfolio.