Award Winning Training Provider

ICB Diploma Qualifications

Make IDEAL Schools your #1 Training Partner

The ICB have a range of Diploma qualifications, each designed to enable you to offer specific skills and services to employers or prospective clients. Clicking on the course choices at the bottom of this page will provide you with full course information and course fees, but the following will provide a brief outline of the qualifications on offer:

Level III Diploma in Payroll Management

Entry Requirements: None

ICB Exams: P3

Employment: Under the ICB umbrella this qualification will allow you to offer a full payroll service to prospective clients, on a self-employed basis. The practical aspect of this course of study would also provide you with payroll skills that would benefit any small & medium sized businesses.

There are two aspects to this course of study:

Manual Payroll - starting with the basics of the payroll function you'll be guided through all topics to ensure an in-depth underpinning knowledge, covering all aspects within the exam syllabus.

Computerised Payroll - Using Sage 50 Payroll and the your new manual payroll skills, you'll be guided through the functionality of the software not only ensuring you are ready to pass your ICB exam, but are prepared to use your new skills within a working environment.

Within this course of study there is one examination, which tests your underpinning knowledge as well as your ability to process a computerised payroll. The exam is completed at home, with a 24hr completion period and the pass requirement is 85%.

Level III Diploma in Self-Assessment Taxation

Entry Requirements: Associate Membership of ICB (up to Level III Bookkeeping), or equivalent qualification.

ICB Exams: SAT

Employment: The very mention of the word 'taxation' sends tingles down the spine of many small business owners. As a qualified bookkeeper, the addition of this qualification would allow you to offer this as an additional service, which can really increase your revenue streams.

This course will prepare you for a single, final exam with ICB, which is completed from home. From the point of commencing the exam there is a 48hr completion period and the pass requirement is 90%.

Level IV Diploma in Advanced Bookkeeping & Accounts: 

Entry Requirements: Full Membership of ICB
ICB Exams: FR105, L4MA, L4DFS, L4PT & L4BT

Employment: The five elements to this qualification will ensure you are a wider grasp of management & financial accounting, where taxation is also covered comprehensively. On completion of this qualification you can have greater responsibility within the completion of accounts for incorporated business (limited companies). If you are self-employed as a bookkeeper, the FRS105 qualification will permit you to prepare and submit accounts for micro entities, without the help of an accountant.

If you wish to gain the full Level 4 Diploma qualification our COMBINED COURSE PACKAGE, is the most cost effective way, where you can can save 25% on fees.

There are five options within this course of study:

There is a final exam at the end of each of the above modules and all are completed from home. Each individual subject is a qualification in it's own right but to gain the full Level 4 Diploma qualification you need to complete four exams from the five available options.

Associated Courses:

CB100 ICB Level 3 Diploma in Costing and Budgeting


An ideal course for those who are already proficient in bookkeeping and are looking to improve their skill set to enable effective planning, either for your own business or for your clients business.
Enrol today with a £95 Deposit

Enrol Now   More Info

PY010 Diploma in Payroll Management (Sage 50 Payroll)


Extensive coverage of manual & computerised payroll principles, ensuring full preparation for the ICB exam and your ability offer a complete payroll service. Sage 50 Payroll software is supplied.
Enrol today with of £95 Deposit

Enrol Now   More Info

ICB1100 ICB Level 4 Certificate - CPD Package


This course package includes the four elements required to gain the highest level of qualification available via ICB. Each element is available individually but by committing to the full level of study you will SAVE 35% on the overall course fees.
Enrol today with a £95 deposit

Enrol Now   More Info

ICB1010 ICB Level 4 Certificate - Drafting Financial Statements


This course offers full tuition and support for the second module of the ICB Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Bookkeeping and Accounting.
Enrol today with a £95 Deposit

Enrol Now   More Info

ICB1000 ICB Level 4 Certificate - Management Accounting


This course offers full tuition and support for this ICB Level 4 Certificate option, covering advanced aspects of vital business control procedures.
Enrol today with a £95 Deposit

Enrol Now   More Info

ICB60 The ICB Platinum Package


The most comprehensive, career focused suite of ICB courses you'll find anywhere. Covering all levels of ICB study you'll be setting yourself apart from the rest and is the only available supported study route to Fellow Membership of ICB. Includes industry standard Sage software and an INTEREST FREE PAYMENT OPTION (no credit checks or 3rd party finance).
Enrol today with a £127 Deposit

Enrol Now   More Info
Why Select Ideal Schools as your training partner?

Request a callback!

Still not sure? Call one of our advisors, FREEPHONE 0800 028 1404