School Business Professional Apprenticeship | LMP

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Course Overview

Learn how to administer and manage financial, site and support services within the school context. This training programme is ideal for school business managers looking to gain high-quality knowledge and experience.

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THE NEXT COHORT START DATE FOR THIS PROGRAMME IS 26 JUNE.

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Apprenticeship level

Level 4 Higher

Typical duration

19 months

Training
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Blended

Assessment method

Assessed project presentation

Funding
value

£6,000

EPA organisation

STEDFAST

School Business Professionals (SBPs) perform a role which is unique to schools, administering and managing the financial, site and support services within the school context. They provide essential support to school leadership teams, implementing their financial and business decisions

Once achieved, successful individuals will be able to perform the role of the school business professional. The qualification may also be used as a stepping stone for those aspiring to a senior or strategic role in the school business profession

School Business Professional Level 4 Standard

School Business Manager, HR Manager, Finance Manager, Office Manager, School Administrator, Business Support Officer, Bursar

Receive 10 certificates Performance Management, Leading & Motivating a team, Conflict Management, GDPR, Planning & Allocating work

School Business Professionals (SBPs) perform a role which is unique to schools, administering and managing the financial, site and support services within the school context. They provide essential support to school leadership teams, implementing their financial and business decisions

What to expect from LMP Education

  • Dedicated account management and recruitment
  • Leading nationwide apprenticeship training provider
  • Specialists in the education, training and business sectors
  • Delivering vibrant, engaging learning for all learners
  • Blended and remote teaching and learning
  • Tailored learning plans for each individual
  • Experienced tutors and delivery support team
  • Designated safeguarding officers, policies and procedures
School Business Professional Apprenticeship

Programme
Information

  • Knows school procurement regulations and requirements and how to achieve value for money, including collaborative procurement and has an awareness of the complexities of procurement law.
  • Understands the complexities of teaching and support staff contracts, terms & conditions of employment and payroll. Understands educational HR policies, safer recruitment, and compliance with safeguarding priorities and equality legislation.
  • Has an awareness of when to seek legal advice.
  • Knows the supporting documentation governors need. Understands the process of risk management and procures and manages insurance cover for the school to mitigate risks as appropriate. Has knowledge of compliance with charitable status, education law and safeguarding policy in a school environment.
  • Understands how marketing can be used to underpin school funding, the marketing priorities of their school and the impact marketing activities can have.
  • Understands marketing activities to promote their school and takes into account e-safety when doing so.

  • Manages strategies set by senior personnel and drafts budgets that reflect them. Manages the accurate recording and reporting of the school’s finances to inform the senior leadership team who set the priorities for school spending.
  • Completes pre-audit checks.
  • Plans, organises and manages processes to ensure value for money for the school whilst supporting education delivery, e.g. contract management, payroll, building maintenance and small development projects.
  • Uses multiple IT packages and specialised schools MIS (management information systems) platforms. Prepares and collates reporting data.
  • Communicates appropriately and effectively with a range of stakeholders including students, parents, governors/trustees, staff, government and local government departments, e.g. DfE/ ESFA, to gain positive outcomes.
  • Has the confidence to question or seek clarification of aspects of school practice when unsure or unclear.

  • Keeps up to date with educational policies and embraces change. Self- motivated and supportive of others in working through change.
  • Open, approachable and is able to build trust with others. Consults and seeks the views of others and values diversity.
  • Behaves in a collaborative way with other internal and external stakeholders.

  • Recognised Qualification.
  • Access to a LMP Tutor providing 1-2-1 support throughout your apprenticeship.
  • School Business Professional Apprenticeship, provides a pathway to career progression with opportunities for advancements within the company or industry upon completion.

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