Level 4 School Business Professional Apprenticeship (SBPA)


This apprenticeship is suitable for those wanting to enter the profession, including those currently working in school business administrative management roles.

It is also suitable for those existing SBPs who haven’t yet achieved a Level 4 school business professional qualification.

We were part of the Trailblazer group that developed the SBPA, and it is mapped to the ISBL Professional Standards.

There is no prescription on how the SBPA should be delivered by any learning provider delivering this apprenticeship. The only requirement is that all areas of the standard – skills, knowledge and behaviour are sufficiently covered and the assessment measures set out are completed before the candidate can proceed to gateway and to the end point assessment.

Therefore employers should look at learning providers offering the SBP apprenticeship and decide which programme of study best suits their employee and their organisation.

You can read more about this apprenticeship standard on the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education website.


It is offered nationally by many training providers. You find some of the training provider who offer this apprenticeship here.


There are several end-point assessment organisations (EPAO) for the Level 4 School Business Professional Apprenticeship (SBPA), including: