For many years, the core qualifications for school business professionals were the L4 Certificate in School Business Management (known as the CSBM), the L5 Diploma in School Business Management (known as the DSBM), and the L6 Advanced Diploma in School Business Management (known as the ADSBM).
In 2018, these qualifications were redeveloped by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM). ISBL was part of the group that redeveloped these qualifications to ensure they were robust and fit for purpose and met the needs of the SBP and the sector. As they were developed, these qualifications were mapped to the ISBL Professional Standards.
There are now two core SBP qualifications:
- L4 ILM Diploma for School Business Managers
- L5 ILM Diploma for School Business Leaders
Please note, the L6 ADSBM was not redeveloped and has since been withdrawn. SBPs should now consider completing the L6 Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship.
You can find out more on the individual web pages for each qualification.