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This Associate Membership course, covering both manual & computerised bookkeeping elements, covers the basic principles of single and double entry bookkeeping and its application to business. There are no entry requirements for this course package and upon successful completion of your examinations possible employment opportunities would include Assistant Bookkeeper.

On its own this package is not suitable for self-employment as a bookkeeper. If this is your end goal one of the following packages would suit your requirements and be more cost effective:

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Ideal Schools will provide:
  • Interest free payment option – NO credit checks or 3rd party finance
  • Our Price Promise
  • All Study Materials provided in HARD COPY with online access also provided
  • Supplementary VIDEO tutorials
  • 1 year tutorial support via phone, email & 24/7 support via private Facebook groups
  • 1st year ICB Student Registration
  • Sage 50 Accounts Pro or Xero softwre training
  • Are you a MAC user? Our Xero training option is perfect for you.
  • Continuous Self Progress tests & Answers
  • 10+ x tutor marked assignments (TMA’s)
  • Online report templates to help with assignment completion
  • 5 x IDEAL Mock Papers (including personalised tutor feedback)
  • 6 x Official ICB Online Practice Papers (value = £108)
  • Exam pass GUARANTEE
  • Continued career support
  • Many ICB Member benefits (including free Xero Equivalence Certification)
Associated Exams: A1, A2 & A3
Exam Structure: 3 x home based examinations
Study Time: Approx 60-70 hours
Exam Pass Gaurantee
Enrol with confidence for guaranteed success!
If you DO NOT pass an exam we'll share responsibility and will pay 50% of one re-sit cost per exam. (T's & C's Apply)
This Course Is Suitable For Those Of You:
  • Who are new to payroll and who wish to acquire the skills and knowledge required of payroll clerks prior to employment.
  • Who have previously worked in payroll and have not received a qualification.
  • Who wish to return to working in payroll and need to update their knowledge.
  • Who are already employed in payroll processing or allied roles and who wish to ensure that they have both a firm foundation and the knowledge and skills to perform some non-routine tasks.
  • Who wish to acquire the skills to use the Sage software for their business or help their clients set up their payroll system.
  • Who wish to offer a payroll service to their clients.

Sage 50 Payroll Is Supplied As Part Of This Course.
Upon successful completion of this course you will be fully prepared for the ICB payroll examination.
Exam Pass Gaurantee
We Leave nothing to chance!
We will provide you with EVERY available mock exam to ensure you are EXAM READY. If purchased seperately these would cost £108 for this course option.
Our career support groups and our one-to-one mentoring services ensures you are supported well after your study is completed, helping you to be successful in your new career.

Add Exam Fees To Your Enrolment

Total exam fees for this course option are £261.00 (3 @ £87).

When it comes to paying for your exams you have two options

During online registration, select to switch to the option that incorporates the exam fees.
With this option, your exam fees are either added to your full payment or spread evenly throughout your interest free payment term. Selecting this option protects you against potential fee increases for the duration of your course enrolment period.

Pay as you go
As you complete each section of study you’ll be instructed to book your exams. If you have not pre-paid these you’d simply contact our admin team to pay and we’ll then place your exam order.
The choice is yours!

Monthly Payment Notice: We do not charge interest for monthly payments. To cover costs of additional security measures recently implemented in the banking system, there is a £1.50 charge added to each monthly payments to cover the cost of applying these measures in our systems.

Syllabus for AICB - ICB Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping (Sage 50 Accounts or XERO)

The syllabus for the three associated exams are as follows:

Paper A1 – Basic double-entry bookkeeping to trial balance

Home /place of work-based assessment to include:
  • Underpinning knowledge
    • Knowledge of the different categories of business that exist
    • Terms in bookkeeping (assets, liabilities, etc.)
    • Banking procedures
    • Understanding the different categories of VAT (standard, reduced, zero, exempt, outside the scope)
  • Calculation of the value of the capital investment for a sole trader
  • Calculation of business documents including calculation of VAT
  • Showing an understanding of the effect of entering transactions into a bookkeeping system for sales, purchases, overheads, capital items, returns, personal items, etc.
  • The effect of making and receiving payments including bank, cash and petty cash transactions
  • Calculation of account balances
  • Production and explanation of a trial balance

Paper A2 – Further double entry bookkeeping to trial balance

Home /place of work-based assessment to include:
  • Underpinning knowledge
    • Ethics
    • Legislation relevant to the bookkeeper
    • Accounting concepts
  • Further double entry including the following
    • Topics from Paper A1
    • The content of control accounts
    • Writing off a bad debt
    • Construction Industry Scheme
    • Posting non-sole trader entries (subscriptions, donations, drawings of partners, directors’ loan accounts, etc.)
  • Entry of payroll journals
  • Calculation of the value of a suspense account in a system that does not balance
  • Reconciliation of debtors, creditors and bank balances
  • Correction of errors that do not affect the trial balance
  • Production and explanation of a trial balance

Paper A3 – Data entry to trial balance using a computerised accounts package

Home /place of work-based test to include the use of a computerised accounting package to include:
  • Opening of entries
  • Entry of cash and credit transactions
  • Production of a trial balance
  • Production of reports for debtors, creditors, bank, VAT and the audit trail
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Ready to start AICB - ICB Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping (Sage 50 Accounts or XERO) ?

Course Code: ICB219
Course Fee: £485.00
You can pay the full price or pay a deposit of £115.00 (0% APR), followed by 8 monthly payments of £47.75
Exam Pass Gaurantee
Enrol with confidence for guaranteed success!
If you DO NOT pass an exam we'll share responsibility and will pay 50% of one re-sit cost per exam. (T's & C's Apply)
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