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ISBL is a member of the SBM Partnership with Serco and Adfecto, the leading national provider of the Level 4 and 5 Diploma in School Business Management.

The SBM Partnership has delivered these courses to over 15,000 school business managers on behalf of the National College for Teaching and Learning  for over 10 years.  The SBM Partnership's extensive experience of delivering these courses, coupled with our deep understanding of the sector, will ensure that high quality programmes continue to be available to meet the needs of the school business management profession.

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Information for school business professionals working outside the UK

School business professionals who are based in schools outside of the UK are eligible to join the full range of school business management courses and qualifications but should be aware that study activities and assignments are based on school activities and policies in England. Those based in British International Schools should be able to complete these activities using information from their own schools. Other applicants may wish to consider working with a link school in England to support their studies.

Comments from current and previous participants 

“I have really enjoyed the course so far, it has been hard work but has made me think outside the box. I feel that I have already learned a lot about School Business Management and I am looking forward to beginning the operational units”.
Current Level 4 (CSBM) participant

“All elements of the course from the face to face, online learning and further reading worked well in creating a good all round knowledge of the subject. I have found this knowledge very useful in the workplace and feel that it has greatly enhanced my performance”.
Current Level 5 (DSBM) participant

“The biggest benefit of completing the CSBM course has been the extra confidence it has given me to discuss educational matters at all levels. I feel really fortunate to have been on the CSBM programme and I am excited about the opportunities that await me in the developing profession of School Business Management”.
Recent CSBM graduate

The SBM Team
01452 341 829