The SAFC is a an eight-month programme designed for school administrators.
This programme is recognised by the National College for Teaching and Leadership as suitable preparation for the Level 4 Diploma SBM programme (CSBM)
You will work at your own pace, meet new colleagues at a face to face workshop (unless you opt for the fully online programme) and develop your level of professional competence in a way that others will notice.
Completion of the School Administration Foundation Certificate will enable school administrators to:
- Develop their professional competence in relation to their role
- Develop and extend their knowledge and understanding of technical and professional aspects of school business management and administration
- Manage resources within their school more efficiently and effectively
- Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of administration and business management in a school-specific setting
- Demonstrate the impact of their professional learning on themselves and on a school setting.
Course Start Dates
A new course starts each January, April and September and we are now taking applications for the courses starting in April and September 2018.
What Previous Participants Have Said:
“This programme has enabled me to evaluate my performance within my role and has given me the confidence to implement and discuss changes that would benefit the whole school community. I would highly recommend the SAFC programme.”
“The programme has impacted greatly on how I see the school as a whole and not just in the school office.”
“I found the course very good as it challenged the way I thought and dealt with various situations - it made me think of my school processes from a business administration angle and has helped with my effectiveness in communication, planning and prioritising work”
In order to successfully complete the programme, participants will need to complete four modules of study:
- Managing Self and Personal Skills
- Working with People
- Effective Use of Resources
- Achieving Results (school based project)
How is the SAFC programme delivered?
The programme commences with an introductory face-to-face session (unless you opt for the fully online programme) and the launch of module one.
Subsequent modules will be launched at set times throughout the programme and will commence with a module video, which can be accessed at home or at work from the Impact First YouTube Channel
All module work is submitted for assessment by e-mail.
Why should I complete the School Administration Foundation Certificate?
If you are looking to improve your skills in school administration and feel a level 3 programme is the right starting point for your development then this is the programme for you.
The National College recognises this qualification as entry level onto the Level 4 Diploma SBM Programme (Certificate of School Business Management - CSBM) should you wish to continue your development through this very popular suite of programmes.
How long will it take to complete the programme?
Each module should take only two months to complete, and participants may find it takes them less time than this. The programme should be completed comfortably in eight months.
How much does the programme cost?
The cost of the blended programme is £333 (+VAT) per participant. This includes online learning and one regional half day workshop
The cost of the fully online programme is £313 (+VAT) per participant. This includes online learning only.
By booking onto the course you agree to the Terms and Conditions.