MICB - The ICB Career Path (Sage 50 Accounts Essentials & Sage 50 Payroll)
Make IDEAL Schools your #1 Training Partner
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.
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
Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Bookkeeping & Accounts
Level 3 Diploma Subjects:
Level 3 Diploma in Payroll Management
Level 3 Diploma in Self Assessment Taxation
Level 3 Diploma in Costing & Budgeting
Ideal Schools will provide:
All Study Materials provided in presentation folders
Exam Pass GUARANTEE
Sage 50 Accounts Essentials
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
12 x Mock Paper
12 x Official ICB Online Practice Papers
Ongoing career support
Associated Exams: B1, B2, B3, BA4, BA5, BA6, BA7, ABA8, ABA9, P3, SAT & L3CB
Exam Structure: 9 x home based examinations, 2 x centre based exam (BA7 & ABA9)
Study Time: Approx 400-450 hours
Exam fees:Exam fees for this course option are £507.00 and include our ‘college discount’.When it comes to paying for your exams you have two options:
- Enrol on your course paying the full fee or initial deposit: during registration you can select to add the cost of your exams. This ensures you have no ongoing costs and guards against future exam fee increases. The full cost of the exams will be added to your preferred initial payment (full fee or deposit).
- 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.
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 - Three levels of extensive manual & computerised bookkeeping & accounting training. Successful exam completion gains you Full Membership of ICB.
TWO - 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 - For your ICB training we’ll supply you with Sage 50 Accounts Essentials & Sage 50 Payroll software that you can continue to use professionally upon completion of your training; this IS NOT 180 day training software.
FOUR - We will continue to support you as you make the transition from student to practicing 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 Essentials & Sage 50 Payroll
Ideal Schools have a policy of only supplying software that can continue to be used when study is completed; it will not stop operating. Your software is provided with 1 year Sage technical support but we'll provide all the study support you need for exam and career prep. After study, if you feel you'd benefit from ongoing Sage support and/or software updates, you can take advantage our Sage Business Partner status and receive significant discount on ongoing costs.
1- 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.
2- 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.
3- As a Sage Business Partner we receive significant discounts on on-going support and upgrade costs. As a student of IDEAL, 100% of this discount will be passed on to you.
4- 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.