Advantages of studying with IDEAL

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ALL official ICB Mock exams included (total value £360)
Hard copy training provided
All software provided
Personalised assignment and mock exam feedback
Outstanding pass rates
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25% Package Saving Now Available

This package ensures you are equipped to a range of bookkeeping, payroll and tax 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. Covering the same subjects, the comprehensive nature of this package is not matched by any other ICB Course Provider.

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.

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.

Each unit within this package is available individually but by committing to all four elements within this level you will save 20% on the fees.

If you do not require or wish to study all four units, call our offices or email admin@idealschools.co.uk and we’ll provide a quote based on your personal requirements.

Ideal Schools Will Provide:
  • Interest free payment option – NO credit checks or 3rd party finance
  • Our Price Promise
  • All Study Materials provided in HARD COPY with online access also provided
  • Online access to ALL training materials – study on the go!
  • EXAM PASS GUARANTEE
  • Sage 50 Accounts Pro or Xero software options (Xero is perfect for Mac users)
  • Sage 50 Payroll or BrightPay software options (Brightpay is perfect of Mac users)
  • 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 = £360)
  • LIVE online SAT submission demonstration
  • Ongoing career support
  • Many ICB Member benefits (including free Xero Equivalence Certification)
Associated Exams: A1, A2, A3, M4, M5, M6, M7, M8, P3 & SAT
Exam Structure: 10 x home based examinations
Study Time: Approx 400-450 hours

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Exam Pass Gaurantee
Enrol with confidence for guaranteed success!
If you DO NOT pass an exam we'll share responsibility and will pay 50% of one re-sit cost per exam. (T's & C's Apply)
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?
  • Two levels of extensive manual & computerised bookkeeping & accounting training. Successful exam completion gains you Full Membership of ICB.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Your Software Choices Explained
We fully appreciate that not all students have the same PC, laptop or MAC availablity and for this reason we are delighted to provide you with the following software choices. As you approached this section of your study we will confirm your preferred option with you:

  • Sage 50 Accounts Pro software This is a windows based program that is provided with a 180 days license, which provides ample time to complete the computerised element of the qualification, where 20-25hrs of study is required.
  • XERO Software This is suitable for any device with internet access so, if you are a MAC user with no access to a Windows platform, this is the perfect option for you.
  • Sage 50 Payroll Software This is a windows based program that is provided with a 180 day license. This section is study requires approx 35hrs of study so you still have plenty of time to complete your study, exam preparations and final exam.
  • BrightPay Software This software runs on both Windows and Mac platforms and comes with an unlimited training license . This section is study requires approx 35hrs of study so you still have plenty of time to complete your study, exam preparations and final exam.


Software Benefits
  • We provide software options that will enable you to offer tailored services to potential clients, depending on their size and structure.
  • We provide industry standard software ensuring compatibility with working accountants.
  • Our software choices ensure you are catered for regardless of whether your hardware runs on Windows or Mac (IOS).


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.
Exam Pass Gaurantee
We Leave nothing to chance!
We will provide you with EVERY available mock exam to ensure you are EXAM READY. If purchased seperately these would cost £360 for this course option.
Our career support groups and our one-to-one mentoring services ensures you are supported well after your study is completed, helping you to be successful in your new career.

Add Exam Fees To Your Enrolment

Total exam fees for this course option are £905.00 (8 @ £87, 1 @ £99 and 1 @ £110).

When it comes to paying for your exams you have two options

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. Selecting this option protects you against potential fee increases for the duration of your course enrolment period.

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!

Monthly Payment Notice: We do not charge interest for monthly payments. To cover costs of additional security measures recently implemented in the banking system, there is a £1.50 charge added to each monthly payments to cover the cost of applying these measures in our systems.

Syllabus for MICB - The ICB Career Path

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Exam Pass Gaurantee
Enrol with confidence for guaranteed success!
If you DO NOT pass an exam we'll share responsibility and will pay 50% of one re-sit cost per exam. (T's & C's Apply)
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