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ICB Career Path (Sage Instant Accounts & Sage 50 Payroll)

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Payroll Software News: From April 2013 all versions of Sage 50 Payroll supplied as part of the Payroll Management course will be RTI compliant.

Your Ideal Schools course will consist of the following:

  • All Study Materials provided in presentation folders
  • FULLY Licensed Sage Instant Accounts
  • FULLY Licensed Sage 50 Payroll (RTI Compliant)
  • 3 year tutorial support via phone & email
  • 1st Year ICB Student Registration
  • Continuous Self Progress tests & Answers
  • ALL tutor marked assignments included within each individual course option
  • 6 x Past Paper (one per exam - excluding Self Assessment)
  • 3 x Online Practice Paper (one per Level - manual exams only)

The ICB Career Path will include the following course options:

Level I Certificate in Basic Bookkeeping
Level II Certificate in Manual Bookkeeping
Level III Diploma in Manual Bookkeeping
Levels II & III Sage Computerised Bookkeeping*
Diploma in Payroll Management (Including RTI)*
Diploma in Self Assessment Taxation

*Fully Licensed Sage Instant Accounts & Sage 50 Payroll software is supplied with this course option

FULL PAYMENT BONUS: If your fees for the ICB Career Path option are paid for in full, you will receive all materials and tuition required to also obtain the Diploma in Small Business Financial Control qualification - absolutely free.

Who is this course for?
This option is specifically suited to those who have already decided on a bookkeeping career. The option includes all ICB bookkeeping and payroll qualifications, and is designed to prepare you to offer your clients a fully comprehensive bookkeeping and payroll service. Not only will you learn the necessary skills but you will also be supplied with fully licensed Sage Instant Accounts and Sage Payroll 50 software (not 180 day training software), which will provide you with the necessary ‘tools’. Last, but not least, you will also notice the savings in course fees when enrolling for the ICB Career Path option.

What can Sage do for you?
Sage Instant Accounts Sage 50 Payroll


Course Details

Course Number: ICB900
Course Fee: £1,299.00 NOW £1,099.00
You can pay the full price or pay a deposit of £124.00 (0% APR), followed by 15 monthly payments of £65
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Student Reviews
Career Path Completion

Hi Team,

With the recent completion of the SBFC assignments and pending result for the Self Assessment exam it seems like it might be time for me to say goodbye.

I would of course like to take this opportunity to thank you all very much for your support over the last 11 months. 

I'm sure your tuition and study materials will stand me in good stead as I diverge from my earlier management accounting career in industry and banking and try to go it alone as a bookkeeper, but hopefully I will still be able to contact you if I require any advice..? 

Keep up the good work and I wish you all the best for the future.

Best Regards

C. Miller, Sth Queensferry
Submitted 394 days ago
Thank you Ideal Schools
Just a quick note to say thank you to Ideal Schools for their excellent courses. They are focused on the important areas needed to pass the ICB exams.

To date I have achieved the following:
L I Basic BK 97%
L II Manual BK 94%
L II Computerised 95%
L III Self Assessment 96%
L III Payroll 97 %

I feel the courses are well targeted and really helped me pass the exams as though I have been in business for many years ( not bookkeeping) many areas were new to me and I would have struggled without such expert help. I was also very grateful for the quick marking on Assessments, especially payroll as I sent everything off at once instead of patiently waiting for each assignment to be returned.

I still have L III Bookkeeping and Comp Exam III to complete and will start sending off Assignments soon.

Thank you
Claire Griffiths, Crymych, Pembs
Submitted 509 days ago
Well worth the money
When I signed up for the career path I did not realise just how much material would be covered.

All modules have been excellent. The tutors have been always very helpful as has everyone that I have spoken with at Ideal Schools. They really want you to achieve.

A big thank you to everyone at Ideal Schools
Dee Weekes - London
Submitted 533 days ago
Zero to Fully qualified
In a career change it is always important to try and get the right course provider who will provide the right support when its needed – never an easy task when one is left to face the challenge alone. However, having selected Ideal school’s ICB Career Path course I could not have been happier. Support when I needed it, fast turnaround on marked assignments and material that is easy to read and digest – I would fully recommend Ideal Schools correspondence course. I have gone from zero to a fully qualified bookkeeper without fear of feeling I was ill-equipped to tackle the exams – passing with distinctions only serves to show that the training I have received was thorough and covered the syllabus extremely well.
Ian Raven - Doncaster
Submitted 628 days ago
MICB Qualified

In May 2011 I started the "ICB Career Path" with Ideal Schools; here I am one year later, qualified as MICB with an average pass mark in the exams of 97.8%


The staff at Ideal Schools are all extremely knowledgeable, and they really put themselves out to help me - and I phoned them a lot I can tell you!


So - definitely 100% to Ideal Schools for the course materials and for the superb support that the tutors give. As brilliant as those aspects are, though, they will not give you good grades by themselves - a great deal of hard work is also required!

Peter Hussey - Ipswich
Submitted 687 days ago
Excellent - Ideal Schools
After leaving school and continuing my studies I ended up with a string of business & admin qualifications. None of them were bookeeping or accounts, my dreaded fear!!! I am still only on Level 1 Manual book keeping but for what I have learned already, these courses are brilliant. Helped my confidence imensley. Thanks to all at Idea schools for helping.
Mia James - Hull
Submitted 768 days ago
29 out of 30
With the exam results I have had so far, I am obviously very pleased with Ideal Schools 5/5. All work sent, queries asked and other dealings with you all have mostly been returned/replied/dealt with promptly and efficiently 4/5.

The actual course I think is very well structured, easy to understand and interesting 5/5. From my experience from the exams taken, you do over-prepare us, which in my opinion is great 5/5.

I would definitely recommend Ideal schools to anybody wanting to study bookkeeping/accounting and feel I did make the correct decision choosing you. My course (ICB Career Path) in my opinion is worth every penny 5/5.

Being an 'overseas student' I have had no extra problems at all because all assignments etc. have been sent and returned by e-mail, and the next course folders have arrived in plenty of time before needing them 5/5.

Overall, keep up the great work.... 29/30

David Willis - Spain
Submitted 813 days ago
Very satisfied
I could have not chosen a better course provider than Ideal Schools. Brian, Scot and other tutors are extremely helpful and always very friendly. Their study materials are well written and very easy to follow. Assignments are marked incredibly fast. I am very satisfied with all my exams results and I am sure I would not be able to achieve it without Ideal Schools. I would definitely recommend Ideal Schools to everyone!
Aleksandra - Warks
Submitted 839 days ago
I wish to complement Ideal Schools on the quality of the course materials and tutorial/administrative support. I am glad that I chose to study with Ideal Schools as it has provided me with an excellent grounding of the fundamentals of bookkeeping and payroll, and has also provided me with the incentive to continue my study further after university and train as an accountant.

The courses covered all aspects comprehensively and this, combined with the prompt, constructive tutorial feedback has enabled me to pass 6 ICB exams, 5 of which were with distinction.

I would certainly recommend this course of study to both friends and colleagues.

Additional Employer Comment (Brooklyn Consultancy Ltd, Glos)

The course notes were excellent and the general content was perfect for a good grounding in bookkeeping and payroll skills.

Thank you for all your support to Claire in these past months and I will have no hesitation in recommending you to other accountants looking to provide adequate training for new staff. It would certainly be beneficial if all bookkeepers were encouraged to complete this type of training.
Claire Lister - Glos
Submitted 845 days ago
Why is capital a liability?
When I started with Ideal Schools I could not understand why capital was a liability( its money invested surely an asset) and then why was a liability posted as a credit. Today I can call myself a certified bookkeeper and I am a full member of the ICB having passed level 1- 2-3 manual bookkeeping, levels 2-3 computerised and self assessment tax returns. I cannot speak highly enough of Ideal Schools methods, material and their great tutors. It's more like a club and you are made to feel part of it all.

Tim Mayfield - Derbyshire
Submitted 847 days ago
Nothing but praise!!
I started my course a year ago (without any previous experience) and with help and support of all staff of Ideal School (especially: Brian, Jo and Scot) I managed to achieve ICB Diploma in Bookkeeping (Manual and Computerised - Level III) and Payroll Management. Their learning materials and support was exceptional. This system of learning really worked for me. 5 stars of 5! Thank you all !!! ;-))
Adam - East Sheer, London
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