School Administration Foundation Certificate (SAFC)

The School Administration Foundation Certificate is a short course designed for school administrators who are looking to improve and consolidate their skills in office administration. It will also help you qualify for entry onto the Level 4 Diploma in School Business Management.

Who should attend:

School and Children's Centre Administrators

What you will get from the course:

  • Enable you to manage your workload even more effectively, whilst focusing your time on the things that are most important.
  • Help you develop your professional knowledge, understanding and competence so that you will be able to contribute effectively within your school or organisation.

Course structure

We offer two study options:

  • Blended learning - a half-day face-to-face workshop plus supported self-directed learning. Workshop delivery locations are London, Grantham and Cambridge
  • Distance learning - an online webinar plus supported self-directed learning

After the workshop or webinar you will complete four modules. Once you complete a module, all you have to do is email your work to your facilitator, who will mark it and provide feedback. It couldn't be simpler.

Each module should take around two months to complete, but you may find it takes you less time than this. You should comfortably complete the certificate in eight months.


For details of costs, please see the Price List.

How to Apply:


An application pack can be downloaded from The leadership learning centre

Alternatively, please contact Emmanuelle Masquelier-James in the Leadership Development Team at Serco on:

01452 727272
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