School business professional apprenticeship

Administer and manage financial, site and support services within schools

A school business professional administers and manages the financial, site and support services within any school phase (primary, secondary or special). During the school business professional apprenticeship, you will be equipped with the necessary skills and expertise to provide essential support to school leadership teams, implementing their financial and business decisions, while working in different school structures, including academy trusts and local authority maintained schools. Setting and colleague numbers can vary, but you will undertake a number of roles that shape your day-to-day activity, including budgeting and financial reporting, payroll, site management, identifying income generation opportunities and office management. This apprenticeship is designed to train apprentices for multiple roles, including school business manager, HR manager, finance manager and office manager.


Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: Business studies

Entry requirements for the school business professional apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely A-levels or equivalent qualifications

Achievement upon completion: Level 4 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £28,000 per annum

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