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See what training is available for SBMs. Find links to specific diplomas in school business management, as well as qualifications in accountancy and other specialist areas of running a school.

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We developed this article with the help of Justine Berkeley, managing director of SBM Services.

SBM qualifications

There are level 4 and 5 diplomas for school business management available.

You can access these qualifications via training centres approved by the Institute of Leadership and Management.

Read a summary of these diplomas in guidance from the Institute of School and Business Leadership (ISBL), and get more help on choosing the right diploma for you in further ISBL guidance.

Please note the first piece of ISBL guidance refers to a level 6 diploma, but this is no longer available.

Accountancy qualifications


It offers qualifications and courses in accountancy,

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