MICB – The ICB Career Path (BK, SAT & Payroll)

MICB – The ICB Career Path (BK, SAT & Payroll)

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You can pay the full price or pay a deposit of £113.00 (0% APR), followed by 18 monthly payments of £63.00

Advantages of studying with IDEAL:
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This package ensures you are equipped to a range of bookkeeping, payroll and tax services to businesses in your area. Our support continues after study is completed and you’ll be supported as you make the transition from student to professional bookkeeper. Covering the same subjects, the comprehensive nature of this package is not matched by any other ICB Course Provider.

The original ICB Career Path course is the most popular of our career focused course packages. We will teach you all the relevant skills to ensure full exam preparation; you’ll also have the benefit of our EXAM PASS GUARANTEE, providing you with the assurance that we’ll support you fully through to qualification.

Are you a Mac User? We have a Xero training option. Call our advisors or email brian@idealschools.co.uk and we’ll provide full details.

What your course will cover
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ICB Course Sample – you can view the first 25 pages of this, and other ICB courses, via THIS LINK.

Associated Exams : A1, A2, A3, M4, M5, M6, M7, M8, P3 & SAT

Exam Structure : 10 x home based examinations

Study Time : Approx 400-450 hours

ADD EXAM FEES TO YOUR ENROLMENT: Total exam fees for this course option are £863.00 (8 @ £83, 1 @ £94 and 1 @ £105). When it comes to paying for your exams you have two options:

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.

Commitment & Promise:

We do not shy from the fact that this course of study requires great commitment from you. We’ll match your commitment and promise to guide and support you every step of the way. Communication is key in this method of learning and we place a heavy emphasis on this with telephone & email support (Facebook, twitter & Live Chat are also available). Few colleges offer telephone tutorial support. Fewer still provide you with a direct line to tutors without a ‘call back’ system. You’ll have direct telephone contact with our multi-award winning tutorial team.

We believe that, in this package, we have the most comprehensive, career minded range of courses available; ensuring you have the skills and tools available to offer a wide range of bookkeeping & accounting services to prospective clients and/or employers. Why do we think this?

One Two levels of extensive manual & computerised bookkeeping & accounting training. Successful exam completion gains you Full Membership of ICB.

Two Additional Payroll Management, Self-Assessment Taxation and Costing & Budgeting training & qualifications enabling you to offer extra services depending on your clients’ and/or employers requirements. Offering this full range of services is what could set you apart from your competition.

Three We will continue to support you as you make the transition from student to practicing, professional bookkeeper. This ensures you are not isolated in this process and we’ll also provide promotional activity for your new business venture.

We fully appreciate that not all students have the same PC, laptop or MAC availablity and for this reason we are delighted to provide you with the following software choices. As you approached this section of your study we will confirm your preferred option with you:


Sage 50 Accounts Pro software: This is a windows based program that is provided with a 180 days license, which provides ample time to complete the computerised element of the qualification, where 20-25hrs of study is required.

XERO software: This is suitable for any device with internet access so, if you are a MAC user with no access to a Windows platform, this is the perfect option for you.

Sage 50 Payroll software: This is a windows based program that is provided with a 180 day license. This section is study requires approx 35hrs of study so you still have plenty of time to complete your study, exam preparations and final exam.

BrightPay Software: This software runs on both Windows and Mac platforms and comes with an unlimited training license . This section is study requires approx 35hrs of study so you still have plenty of time to complete your study, exam preparations and final exam.

Software Benefits:

1: We provide software options that will enable you to offer tailored services to potential clients, depending on their size and structure.

2: We provide industry standard software ensuring compatibility with working accountants.

3: Our software choices ensure you are catered for regardless of whether your hardware runs on Windows or Mac (IOS).

If you would like added advice on software or any other part of our training we have an experienced team at your disposal. Call us now on 0800 028 1404 or 0141 248 5200.

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