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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 3 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 3 Diploma in Costing and Budgeting:

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

Employment: As the qualification title suggests, the vital skills learned will empower you to advise your employer or clients on budgetary controls, allowing for greater control of their finances.

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 24hr completion period and the pass requirement is 85%.

Associated Courses

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.
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