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ISBL Bridging Module C12 April 2020

We have extended the deadline for booking onto this course until 17th April 2020.



Are you receiving the recognition that you deserve?

If you have progressed in your role over the last few years but haven’t taken any qualifications recently, it can be difficult to demonstrate the level that you are currently working at.

The good news is that you can now undertake a short level 7 Bridging Module, developed in partnership with the University of Chester that will accredit your prior learning and experience.

This online module is delivered by the University of Chester and provides you with the opportunity to reflect on your own role as a school business professional against the ISBL Professional Standards and the academic literature that supports senior leadership in schools.

If you wish to accredit your prior learning and experience, then ISBL Bridging Module is for you!

If you don’t currently hold a level 6 qualification, then the Bridging Module can help you meet the requirements for ISBL fellowship.


Target Audience

School business professionals who are looking to:

  • Apply for ISBL fellowship, but who do not currently possess a recognised level 6 or higher qualification.
  • Gain a level 7 module that accredits their prior learning and experience.



How will I learn?

Once registered you will have access to a range of resources which include, videos, narrated PowerPoints, journal articles, e-books and online discussion forums. You will also have access to your own dedicated university tutor who will be able to answer any questions that you have, either by email, telephone or via online conferencing, such as Skype. 

The materials are structured in such a way as to guide you through the reading and the associated assessment. You are also provided with a framework to support your writing and an outline assignment structure. Your tutor will also be able to provide you with comments on a draft version of your assignment prior to submission. 

Successful completion of the module usually takes one academic term, depending on your own commitments, and all successful students receive a University of Chester certificate stating that they have achieved 20 credits at Masters Degree level. 


What can I do with these credits?

The credits you will receive as a result of your bridging programme will enable you to apply for ISBL Fellowship, but also you can continue your learning and complete 2 further modules from over 14 to achieve the 40 credits needed for a Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Leadership. For full details of the modules please visit: http://www.chester.ac.uk/pg/educational-leadership 


Cohort dates

Apply by 6th April 2020 to commence on the Summer term cohort.

For further details about the programme, please contact training@isbl.org.uk

To book please complete your details on this booking page, you will then be sent out a link to register with University of Chester.






"I would just like to reiterate how worthwhile the course was in terms of working on a project that two schools within the Trust could benefit from. It’s great that ISBL has devised a course at this level which recognises the achievements of School Business Managers and the level the role requires."

Claire Robinson, Pelham Academy Trust 


£710 plus VAT  ISBL members

£840 plus VAT non members

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