The SAFC is a an eight-month programme designed for school administrators.
This programme is recognised by the SBM Partnership as suitable preparation for the Level 4 Diploma SBM programme (formerly the CSBM)
You will work at your own pace 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 October and we are now taking applications for the course starting in January 2024.
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 units of study:
- Behaviours, Values and Ethics
- Human Resources
- Finance and Infrastructure
- Leading Support Services (school based project)
How is the SAFC programme delivered?
The programme is fully online. Each unit is launched at a set time and commences with a unit video, which can be accessed at home or at work from the Impact First YouTube Channel
All unit 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 SBM Partnership recognises this qualification as entry level onto the Level 4 Diploma SBM Programme should you wish to continue your development through this very popular suite of programmes.
How long will it take to complete the programme?
Each unit 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 programme, which is fully online is £335 (+VAT) per participant.
By booking onto the course you agree to the Terms and Conditions.