|Home | Intranet | A-Z Topics | eServices | Curriculum | Leadership | School Admin | School Improvement | School Websites | School Workforce & HR ||
Administrative staff provide essential back-up services for the whole school.
For more information on qualifications in school administration and business management
Administration assistants perform a wide range of office support duties including data entry, photocopying, filing and answering the phone.
Secretaries provide administrative support to the school. They perform a wide range of duties including answering the telephone, typing letters, dealing with mail, greeting visitors and keeping records.
Many secondary schools now have an exams officer: a non-teaching member of staff whose role is to submit exam entries, organise timetables, oversee exams and process the results.
Bursars work as part of the senior management team and play a crucial role in managing a school’s financial resources, facilities, contracts and recruitment.
The role goes by different names in different schools – senior administrative officer, bursar, business manager – but the focus is on providing expert managerial, administrative and finance services to support schools and their leadership teams.
Who is it for?
The Certificate in Educational Business and Administration is an accredited level 3 qualification. It is an initial qualification in educational administration with particular appeal to administrative staff seeking to do any of the following:
This may also serve as useful preparation if you wish to go on to other higher level courses, such as the National College’s Certificate in School Business Management.
The programme has a flexible structure which makes it suitable for individuals from all phases - Primary, Secondary and Special - and may also be of interest to administrators working within a Local Authority.
What does the programme involve?
The programme takes approximately seven months to
complete and, during that time, you will attend one and
a half days of training, at a local venue. There will be two
months between the two training events and, in between
these events, and for the whole duration of the course, you
This programme consists of four compulsory units: Personal Effectiveness, Understanding your Organisation, Working with People and Effective Administration.
and one supplementary unit from a choice of four: Financial Management, Human Resources (HR), Health & Safety Management and Marketing in Education.
At the end of the programme, you will submit your portfolio
of work for assessment which consists of responses to
the exercises covered during the programme, end of unit
summaries of learning and a short work-related report.
Upon successful completion of the programme you will
This programme is taking place:
Day 1: Friday 21 June 2013 at 9.00am - 4.00pm
The cost is £395. Applications must be in by Friday 7 June 2013.
To book on this programme please contact us:
Tel: 01223 652030
Certificate or Diploma of School Business Management
If you are currently employed as a bursar and interested in taking on a wider, more strategic role, you can study for a Certificate or Diploma of School Business Management. Funding is available for 1,400 people to train for these programmes through the National College for Teaching & Leadership (formerly the NCSL).
Certificate of School Business Management - Information from the National College Website
Diploma of School Business Management - Information from the National College Website
A comprehensive free digest of job vacancies for bursars and business managers taken from local education authority (LA) and other websites around the country, can be found on the Radcliffe Gower site.