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FICB - The ICB Platinum Package


WE HAVE YOU COVERED:  this course package has been fully updated to include the new Level 4 qualifications launched via ICB in early 2020

Having the status of ‘FELLOW’ within any organisation is a great honour and ICB now allow you to reach that level of Membership with a mix of qualifications and experience (2 years in practice). Ideal Schools have offered tuition in the advanced Level 4 subjects for over 10 years, the only college to do so prior to 2020. Enrolling with IDEAL for these subjects ensures you are best placed for exam and career preparation.

This fully tutor supported course package, the most comprehensive available, covers the qualification requirement for Fellow Membership. With our extensive ongoing career support services, we know we have the tools to guide you to success.  

Within this package we have also included additional qualifications in Payroll Management, Costing & Budgeting and Management Accounting to ensure you can offer a wide range of services to your future clients.

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.

Call us today for your FREE career consultation to ensure this package is the right fit for your ambitions.

Why select IDEAL as your training provider? Our Trust Pilot score and reviews should give you all the confidence you need.

Ideal Schools will provide:
Interest free payment option - NO credit checks or 3rd party finance
All Study Materials provided
Online access to ALL training materials - study on the go!
Sage 50 Accounts Pro (Mac users, please contact us for possible alternative software options)
Sage 50 Payroll 
4 year tutorial support via  phone, email & 24/7 support via private Facebook groups
1st Year ICB Student Registration 
Continuous Self Progress tests & Answers 
ALL tutor marked assignments included within each individual course option 
25 x Official ICB mock exams (Value = £420)
LIVE online SAT & CTAX submission demonstrations
Ongoing career support
Many ICB Member benefits (including free Xero Equivalence Certification)

What your course will cover, please click on each item for a detailed course description:

Core Bookkeeping & Accounting Subjects:
Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping
Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping & Accounts

Fellow Membership subjects:
Level 4 Certificate - Self Assessment Taxation
Level 4 Certificate - Corporation Tax Returns
Level 4 Certificate - Drafting Financial Statements
Level 4 Certificate - Business Insights

Additional CPD units:
Level 3 Diploma in Payroll Management

The combined completion of the above will also provide an additional Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Bookkeeping & Accounting qualification


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, L4CTAX, L4DFS, L4BI
Exam Structure:           13 x home based examinations
Study Time:                 Approx 650-700 hours

Total exam fees for this course option are £935.00 (8 @ £65, 1 @ £75 and 4 @ £85)When it comes to paying for your exams you have two options:

  1. Save 5% - During online registration, select to switch to the option that incorporates the exam fees and you will save an extra 5% on ALL feesWith this option, your exam fees are either added to your full payment or spread evenly throughout your interest free payment term.
  2. 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!!

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 award winning tutorial team and ongoing support from our award winning Facebook groups, long after your study is completed.

Following the launch of this ICB course package; the most comprehensive available anywhere, we have added an additional years course registration, allowing as much as 4 years for completion (easily achievable within 18-24 months). We've also extended the payment terms to allow you to spread the cost over 18 months. Better still.....we don't charge interest!!

Software Supplied – Sage 50 Accounts & Sage 50 Payroll
Sage 50 Accounts software is provided with a 180 day license, providing ample time for your to complete the Level 2 Computerised element of study, which required 20-25hrs of study. 
Sage 50 Payroll software is also 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.

Software Benefits:
Providing all the functionality you'll need as a bookkeeper, as part of the Sage 50 Accounting suite, your knowledge gained will be easily transferable throughout all Sage 50 products, ensuring compatibility with the majority of working accountants.
Your software is supplied with Sage Technical support, ensuring you have all the guidance you need at your fingertips. This is on top of the exam and career support provided by IDEAL.
Minimum System requirements: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7; Intel 2.0 GHz processor; 2 GB DDR3 RAM; 5 GB Hard Drive. (Are you a MAC user? Please call us for advice)

 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.


Course Fee Details

Course Code: ICB60 Save 28%

Course Fee: £2445.00 NOW ONLY £1765.00

You can pay the full price or pay a deposit of £133.00 (0% APR), followed by 24 monthly payments of £68.00

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Course Fee Details
Course Code: ICB60     Save 28%
Course Fee: £2445.00 NOW ONLY £1765.00
You can pay the full price or pay a deposit of £133.00 (0% APR), followed by 24 monthly payments of £68.00