Level 4 School Business Professional (Standard)


A School Business Professional apprenticeship will equip your School Business managers with the skills they need to lead, motivate and direct their teams. They will also achieve a Level 4 ILM Diploma in School Business Management qualification when studying with Peach Orator.

Business Benefits: 

  • Nationally accredited, industry renowned CPD to develop your SBM 
  • Managers who understand the importance of their role and its scope 
  • Allows head teachers to focus on teaching, learning and attainment 
  • Helps to develop your school’s leadership team and gain specialist expertise in financial resource management, administration, ICT, HR and Facilities Management

Employee Benefits: 

  • Manage resources within a school efficiently, effectively and sensitively 
  • Develop your understanding of the purpose of business management in a school context 
  • Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of business management within a school 
  • Understand the evolving education landscape

Who is this apprenticeship programme for?  

There is a range of job titles that this occupational profile relates to including a School Business Manager, HR Manager, Finance Manager, Office Manager, School Administrator, Business Support Officer, Bursar.

How long does the programme last? 

This course runs for18 - 24 months and is delivered on site by our team of experts.

What skills does the apprenticeship provide? 

The Level 4 School Business Professional apprenticeship offers a balance of on-the-job training, independent study, master-classes and both knowledge and skills based learning. Topics covered include:

  • HR 
  • Finance 
  • Project Management 
  • Procurement 
  • Governance and Risk 
  • Infrastructure

How is this Apprenticeship Assessed?

As this is an Apprenticeship Standard, an End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) who are independent from Peach Orator will conduct a series of assessments and grade the apprentice accordingly.  More information regarding the End Point Assessment can be found in the Download Section below

What qualifications does this apprenticeship provide? 

  • ILM Level 4 Diploma for School Business Managers 
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English



In this section you can download Leaflets and further information relating to this course.

Peach Apprenticeships - L4 School Business Professional Leaflet (pdf)


School Business Professional Assessment Plan (pdf)