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MICB - The ICB Career Path

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22% package saving now available

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. This package ensures you are equipped to offer the widest and most comprehensive range of bookkeeping 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. The comprehensive nature of this package is not matched by any other ICB Course Provider.

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, 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

Additional Service Subjects:
Level 3 Diploma in Payroll Management
Level 4 Certificate in Self Assessment Taxation

Ideal Schools will provide:
Interest free payment option - NO credit checks or 3rd party finance
All Study Materials provided in HARD COPY 
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
3 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
11 x IDEAL Mock Papers (including personalised tutor feedback)
20 x Official ICB online Practice Papers (value = £300)
LIVE online SAT submission demonstration
Ongoing career support
Many ICB Member benefits (including free Xero Equivalence Certification)

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, 1 x centre based exam (M8)
Study Time:                 Approx 400-450 hours

Total exam fees for this course option are £680.00 (8 @ £65, 1 @ £75 and 1 @ £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 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.
WO - 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. 

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 provided with a one year support license and the software will not cease to operate. If you use the software after study and require program updates, you can take advantage of the monthly subscription options that Sage have available.

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: ICB50 Save 22%

Course Fee: £1665.00 NOW ONLY £1295.00

You can pay the full price or pay a deposit of £125.00 (0% APR), followed by 18 monthly payments of £65.00

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Course Fee Details
Course Code: ICB50     Save 22%
Course Fee: £1665.00 NOW ONLY £1295.00
You can pay the full price or pay a deposit of £125.00 (0% APR), followed by 18 monthly payments of £65.00