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ICB Level 4 Certificate - Self-Assessment Taxation Returns

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Finance Year 2018/19
This course covers one of the four  units that make up the Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Bookkeeping & Accounting. An ideal course for those who are already proficient in bookkeeping and are looking to improve their skill set and aiming to provide a lucrative, additional service to current or prospective clients. This is a comprehensive course of study and, as you'll see below, we leave nothing to chance with your exam preparation.

The ICB do not offer this as a standalone qualification and students must have completed, or plan to complete their Level 3 Bookkeeping & Accounting qualifications before attempting this course and examination.

Entry Requirements: ICB Level 3 bookkeeping & accounting Qualifications or exemptions with prior qualifications or experience.

Ideal Schools will provide::

  • Interest free payment option - NO credit checks or 3rd party finance
  • All Study Materials provided in a presentation folder
  • Online access to ALL training materials - study on the go!
  • 1 year tutorial support via phone, email & 24/7 support via private Facebook groups
  • Continuous Self Progress tests & Answers
  • 3 x tutor marked assignments
  • 2 x tutor marked MOCK exams
  • Examination revision workbook (60+ Q's & A's) 
  • 2 x Official ICB Online Practice Papers (value = £20)
  • Exam Pass Guarantee
  • LIVE online SAT submission demonstration
  • Continued Career Support
  • Additional CPD Service Certification

Associated Exams: 
Exam Structure:  1 x home based examination with 48hr completion period
Study Time:  Approx 70-80 hours

Other Level 4 Certificate options to consider:
Drafting Financial Statements
Corporation Tax for Micro and Small Business
 Management Accounting
Combined Level 4 Diploma

CPD Status (for those holding Associate Membership or higher): 30 hours structured & unstructured, meeting ICB annual suggested target

Exam fees: Exam fees for this course option are £60.00 and include our ‘college discount’. When it comes to paying for your exams you have two options:

  1. 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.
  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!!

Course Contents:

Students studying this course, or who have already completed this course, can benefit from a LIVE online submission demonstration. This will ensure that you are FULLY prepared for that first client submission. 

• the UK taxation system
• PAYE, income tax allowances
• income tax rates
• national insurance
• self assessment
• the tax return
• the main forms used
• deadlines
• penalties
• individuals who require to complete a self-assessment return
• expenses
• contributions to a pension scheme
• charitable contributions
• records to be kept
• the self-employed and partnerships
• payment of tax
• benefits in kind
• directors and higher paid employees
• the value of benefits in kind
• company car
• business mileage
• employee’s own car
• loans
• relocation packages
• living accommodation
• benefits in kind - a summary


Course Details

Course Number: ICB1005     
Course Fee: £295.00
You can pay the full price or pay a deposit of £97.00 (0% APR), followed by 3 monthly payments of £66.00
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Course Details
Course Number: ICB1005    
Course Fee: £295.00
You can pay the full price or pay a deposit of £97.00 (0% APR), followed by 3 monthly payments of £66.00
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Student Reviews
Excellent Support
Following my recent completion of this course, I just wanted to write and thank Ideal Schools and my tutors George and Eszter for supporting and encouraging me through this complex subject. The course material as always is clear, concise and easy to follow. However especially with this subject additional learning is required with the main task being to navigate your way around the mind field of the HMRC website! Once again Ideal Schools surpass themselves with their asset of Eszter, she always goes above and beyond to ensure you have all the required knowledge and understanding of each and every subject matter. Her passion to help others comes across 10 fold and I for one could feel myself growing with confidence under her guidance. Ideal Schools makes your learning journey a pleasure and never a chore. Thank you to you all.
Rachel Dines - North Devon
Submitted 1338 days ago
Self Assessment Tax - Course Review
I recently passed this exam thanks to a combination of factors including: Ideal Schools Tutors Course Material General advice and guidance The tutor assigned to me was Eszter and her knowledge of the subject matter appears to be at a level way above my expectations. She seems to know everything. Her detailed responses on assignments and general questions are extremely prompt, detailed and helpful. Having Eszter behind you should allow you the confidence to succeed. Finally, as with other Ideal Schools tutors you are treated as an individual and not a number. As for the course material it takes you through the key topics and supplemented by well thought out assignments. It is not practical to develop a full course on every aspect and a key part of the course is learning how to find the information. Once again Eszter shines at this and has developed what she calls "The art of search". Since I took the course a couple of months ago a workbook with many questions and examples has been produced and is an excellent addition to the course material. Finally, the importance of this course cannot be underestimated. I now have 8 clients and ALL end with SAT. If I was unable to offer this service I would still be looking for clients. Terence Ramm AICB
Terence Ramm - Lincoln
Submitted 1341 days ago
Thank you

Just a quick e-mail to say thank you to everyone at Ideal Schools for all your help and support in my studies toward the ICB qualifications. I am pleased to advise you that I recently found out that I passed the Level 3 Diploma in Self Assessment first time with a 100% and also achieved the same score for Level 3 Computerised Bookkeeping just over a month ago. As you can imagine, I am very happy with these results as they are the perfect end to my studies with you.


I would like to finish by once again thanking you and your colleagues and to wish you all the best.


Kind regards,


Margaret Janicka.

M. Janicka, Hereforshire
Submitted 2472 days ago
Diploma in Self Assessment
Course material written in clear way, easy to understand-excellent.

As always good feedback and assistance from tutors.
Dee Weekes - London
Submitted 2636 days ago
Thank you for your help
Thank you for your help and support with the Diploma for Self Assessment. The course material is clear and comprehensive, with plenty of examples and detailed assignments. As always the level of support from the tutors is excellent.
D.J. - Altringham
Submitted 2825 days ago
Diploma in Self Assessment Completion
A well-documented and easy to understand course, with all necessary information required to complete the ICB Diploma (supported by additional material found on the HMRC website). The assignments were very useful in presenting potential real-life situations. I knew very little about tax before I did this course, and the course materials provide very useful reference tools now I'm doing Self Assessments for real! Thanks Ideal Schools!
Debbie Roe - North Yorkshire
Submitted 2957 days ago
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