Aspiring School Business Managers

Recruiting now for theĀ Autumn 2017 intake of the Level 4 and Level 5 Diploma in School Business Management.

An aspiring SBM can be defined as someone who is currently working outside the school/ education sector, but who aspires to become a School Business Manager in a primary/ secondary school or academy.

Anglia Ruskin University recognises the value of transferable management, operational and strategic level skills offered by aspiring SBMs and the benefit these can bring to the leadership and management of schools.

If you do not work in a school but wish to become a School Business Manager, completing an SBM Programme could be your first step towards joining this exciting profession.

Aspiring SBMs join the main intake with a group of school-based participants. They will study and work alongside the other participants, share knowledge and best practice and support each other through this challenging but rewarding programme.

Supporting School

Please be aware that study activities for the all the School Business Management Programmes are school-based, so an offer of a place will be conditional on you having arranged a placement, including a school based mentor, at a supporting school for at least half a day per week for the duration of the programme. Please refer to theĀ Information for Headteachers and Chairs of Governors document.

Aspiring SBM Support Package

Once on the programme, Anglia Ruskin University recognises that aspiring SBMs do benefit from some additional support. We can offer you the option of purchasing an optional Aspiring SBM Support Package.

  • In addition to your facilitator, you will be assigned a personal mentor who is an experienced member of the SBM team and can offer you additional support and advice as you progress through the programme.
  • You will have an initial 1:1 30 minute telephone conversation with your personal mentor to help you discuss any aspects of the programme in more depth and help you set your personal plans in place.
  • You will also be entitled to a further 3, 1:1 check points with your personal mentor at points of your choice throughout the programme.

What is the cost of the Aspiring SBM Support Package?

For details of costs, please see the Price List.

Visit the Level 4 Diploma page for further details about your options and fees

Visit the Level 5 Diploma page for further details about your options and fees.

For further information visit the FAQ pages