Our New Level 2 and 3 Associate package contains more materials, lessons, examples and activities than ever before.
Exam Fee up to the value of £260.00 Included
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This Level 2 and 3 Associate package is considered to be the minimum level of skill and qualification required to enable you to trade as a Self Employed Bookkeeper and as a member of the ICB. This package includes the Level 2 Affiliate course (B1, B2 and B3) plus the Level 3 AICB course (BA4, BA5, BA6 and BA7) PLUS the Level 3 Self Assessment Tax Returns.
Self Assessment Tax Returns have to be completed by all self employed people in the UK even if the income is from renting a room or property, or a small part time business income.
On completion, you can upgrade your ICB membership status to Associate and use the letters AICB after your name plus tap into the professional support and resources available from the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers. For those wishing to aim higher the MICB Level 4 qualifications should be your ultimate aim.
There are no prerequisites for this Level 2 and 3 Associate package of courses. It is designed for complete beginners, although a good understanding of the English language is essential.
Online Enhanced Learning Resources.
We significantly reduce the amount of time taken to complete our courses by eliminating the time consuming elements. This includes waiting for assignments to be marked and questions to be answered by tutors or student support services. Many assignments are now taken online with instant marking and answers along with extra self tests and examples. Added to this we have online e-books enabling you to access your content and take tests wherever you have an internet connection. There is no reduction whatsoever in the learning content and outcomes! Statistics prove we have a higher completion rate than all other colleges combined.
Approximately 200-230 hours average study time with Enhanced Learning. This equates to less than 4 hours of study per week if aiming for completion within 12 months, or 2 hours over 24 months. The choice is yours allowing you to study at your own pace as and when it suits you.
We set a target of:
Extra time can be allowed on each unit as long as you are progressing, but all units can be extended up to a maximum of 12 months.
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Level 3 ‘BA4’ Course content in detail; please scroll down for BA5 and BA6
Course content Computerised section
Please note: this section does not cover the weekly and monthly processing payroll. It covers how to enter the payments into the accounting system. Payroll is a separate subject.
Course Contents ‘BA5’ and ‘BA6’
Course Contents ‘BA6’
Legislation and ethics
Codes of ethics and practice
Trading in a not for profit organisation
Self Assessment Tax Returns
This module comprises both Personal and Business Taxation and relates to preparing tax computations and returns for businesses (sole trader) and individuals.
Element (1) Prepare Business Taxation Computations
(A) Prepare capital allowance computations.
(B) Adjust accounting profits and losses for trades and professions.
Learning Outcomes: (A)
Learning Outcomes: (B)
Element (2) Prepare Personal Taxation Computations
(A) Calculate income from employment
(B) Prepare Computations of Property and Investment Income
Learning Outcomes (A)
Learning Outcomes (B)
The elements in this module and learning outcomes are partly based on the former AOSG national standards for Personal and Business Tax.
Elements of CGT (Capital Gains Tax) to include:
End of course tests are the perfect way to ensure you have the best possible chance of success. Our specialist examinations department will provide you with feedback advice and support plus any additional lessons you may need prior to taking exams.
Please note: Past ICB examination papers are no longer valid under the new syllabus.
Papers B1 and B2 are online examinations and can be completed from home or wherever a student has uninterrupted access to a secure internet connection. Paper B3 is a home based assignment. Papers BA4, BA5, BA6 and Self Assessment Tax Returns are online examinations, and BA7 is taken externally at a Pearson VUE testing centre. Click here to locate your nearest centre for the BA7 Certification exam.
The Self Assessment Tax Returns exam is an online examination.
The cost of exams can increase at the discretion of the awarding body (ICB). We will pay for all exam fees up to the agreed value at the time of purchase, but any increase in exam fees will need to be paid for by the student.
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