Diploma for School Business Managers (DSBM) Level 4

Who is this for?

The Level 4 DSBM is part of a suite of school business management qualifications. The programme is designed for existing and aspiring school business managers who wish to enhance both their leadership, management and administrative skills together and their knowledge and understanding of key areas of school business management through a professional qualification.

How it is delivered?

The ILM Level 4 Diploma for School Business Managers programme (qualification no. 603/1997/5) is delivered over 12 months.

The ILM credit value of the qualification is 39 to 40 credits, which comprises three mandatory units (35 credits), plus one optional unit of 9 or 10 credits.

What are the benefits?

The Level 4 Diploma for School Business Managers will equip senior administrators and new SBMs with the operational skills required to be an effective school business manager. Throughout the programme you will:

  • manage resources within a school more efficiently, effectively and sensitively
  • develop an understanding of the purpose of business management in a school context
  • demonstrate leadership and management decision-making skills
  • evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of business management operations within a school
  • understand the nature of school business management
  • gain CPD against the ISBL professional standards


The full cost of the programme including assessment and certification is:

Blended learning pathway – £1,475 +VAT

Dates: 28th November 2018, 2nd May 2019, 26th September 2019.

For full details & booking visit this link: Best Practice