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Level 2 and Level 3 Combined *Including £208.00 Exam Fees*

£1,379.00 £895.00 Saving 35%

Our superb Level 2 and 3 Associate packages contain more materials, lessons, examples and activities than can be found anywhere in the UK. Enhanced Learning produces Outstandingly High Completion and 1st Time Exam pass Rates.

ICB Exam Fees up to the value of £208.00 Included

*Bonus* Sage Completion Certificate Included

*Price Guarantee* If you can find a course or package with same standards and additional content available elsewhere for a better price we will provide your courses for free.

Deposit of £94.00 followed by:

  • 12 monthly payments (Interest Free) of £70.50
  • 24 monthly payments of £39.00 at 9.9% finance

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This package includes the Level 2 Affiliate (AfICB) course plus Level 3 Associate (AICB) course.

Level 3 is the minimum level of skill and qualification required upgrade membership with the ICB to Associate, and to apply for a practice licence enabling you to trade as a Self-Employed Bookkeeper as a member of the ICB.

Associate membership allows you to 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 objective.

Enhanced Learning (Fast Track)

We significantly reduce the amount of time taken to complete our courses by eliminating the time consuming elements such as creating copious amounts of spreadsheets. We have created over 100 pre-formatted excel spreadsheets to match exactly what you need, and as the exams are online we have all assessments and assignments available 24/7 online with instant marking and personalised tutor feedback. And for those that do need tutor marking we guarantee this in less than 24 hours.

This works perfectly and aids smooth progression with no waiting times during or in between your study periods.
There is no reduction whatsoever in the learning content, in fact we believe our courses and tests cover more detail than those found elsewhere.

Prerequisites

As this Level 2 and Level 3 package is designed for the complete beginner, there are no prerequisites for this course, although a good understanding of the English language is essential.

An Introduction to Bookkeeping course is available if you feel this course might be too difficult, or you can request a FREE sample along with tutor support. CLICK HERE

Duration

180 to 220 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.

NB – Software not compatible with macs. We suggest using Apple Bootcamp to install Windows.

The course includes Level 2 and Level 3 Bookkeeping and Accounts combined

    • Printed Workbooks containing lessons, examples, activities and assessments
    • Printed Model Answers Workbooks
    • 24/7 Online ROGO Assessments with Instant Marking and personalised tutor feedback
    • Sage 50 Professional software for the duration of your studies
    • Over 100 Activity tests and answers
    • Tutor Marked Assessments
    • Enhanced Learning resources
    • Award winning expert subject tutor support by e-mail and telephone
    • Guaranteed same day assignment marking
    • FREE repeat lessons
    • New Online ICB exam simulation tests with tutor feedback
    • 12 Months ICB Student registration
    • ICB Exams up to the value of £208.00
    • FREE Postage and Packaging
    • *Up to £250 Cash back on Sage 50 Accounts software*
    • FREE access to ICB’s award-winning membership benefits scheme, ICBenefits

Content from Level 2 and Level 3; please contact us if you require a complete list.

‘B1’ Bookkeeping: 

  • The role of the bookkeeper
  • Types of businesses
  • The concepts of Business Entity and Historic Cost
  • Setting up the Bank Account
  • The Analysed Cash Book
  • An Introduction to Double Entry Bookkeeping
  • The concept of Duality
  • Correction of Errors
  • The Journal
  • The Cash Account
  • Two Column Cash Book
  • Debit and Credit Cards
  • Payroll Transactions
  • Credit Transactions
  • An Introduction to Value Added Tax
  • Business Documents
  • Calculating VAT
  • Discounts
  • VAT and the Ledgers
  • Petty Cash
    • Practice activities with model answers
    • Online Knowledge tests
    • Practical assignments
  • Mock Exam
  • Online Mock Exam

‘B2’ Bookkeeping

  • Day Books
  • Control Accounts
  • Three Column Cash Book
  • Bad debts
  • Sale of an Asset
  • Paying the VAT bill
  • The Construction Industry
  • Withdrawal of funds by partners and directors
  • Foreign Transactions
  • Relevant Legislation
    • Practice activities with model answers
    • Online Knowledge tests
    • Practical assignments
  • Mock Exam
  • Online Mock Exam

‘B3’ Bookkeeping

  • Setting Up a New Business
  • Getting Started
  • Rebuilding data & manual configuration
  • Company set-up wizard
  • Opening balances
  • Product Codes
  • Setting up New Customers/Suppliers
  • Adding New Customers
  • Invoices with Trade/Settlement Discounts
  • Settlement Discounts
  • Customer Invoicing Procedure
  • Supplier Invoices
  • Corrections
  • Customer Receipts & Supplier Payments
  • Customer Receipts
  • Payments on Account
  • Bad Debt Write Offs & Sale of Assets
  • Bad Debt Write Off
  • Bad Debt Recovered
  • Sale of Assets
  • Wages / Salaries & Voluntary Deductions
  • Wages & Salaries
  • Voluntary Deductions
  • Cash Account & Petty Cash Account
  • Cash Account
  • Petty Cash Account
  • Allocating Credit Notes
  • Health & Safety
  • The Use of Computers
  • Exam Preparation
  • Mock Exam

Level 3 ‘BA4’ Course content in detail; please scroll down for BA5 and BA6

  • Legislation and ethics
  • The Data Protection Act
  • Money Laundering
  • The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA)
  • The Money Laundering Offences
  • The Bribery Act
  • Codes of ethics and practice
  • Reporting suspicious behaviour
  • Accounting Concepts
  • Going Concern
  • Consistency
  • Prudence
  • Accruals (or Matching Concept)
  • Supplier and Customer Reconciliation
  • Control Accounts
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Reconciliation of Supplier Statements
  • Purchase and Sales Ledger Control Accounts
  • Set offs
  • Dishonoured payments and receipts
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • The Bank Statement
  • Stages in Reconciliation
  • Bank Accounts with Overdrafts
  • Multiple entries
  • Non-matching opening balances
  • Refer to drawer – “bounced” cheques
  • VAT Returns
  • VAT periods
  • Filling out the VAT return
  • Submitting the return
  • Ledger entries to record the payment or refund of vat
  • The end of paper VAT returns
  • Postage and packing charges
  • Bad Debts and VAT
  • Cash Accounting
  • Who can use the scheme?
  • Transactions with customer and suppliers based outside the UK
  • Outside the EU
  • Sales to customers outside the EU
  • Goods purchased from outside the EU
  • Reverse charge:
  • Summary of VAT Return entries
  • Other VAT Schemes
  • The Flat Rate Scheme
  • Retail Schemes
  • The Margin Scheme for Second Hand Goods
  • Filling in the VAT return
  • Partial Exemption
  • Correction of Errors
  • Simple Corrections
  • Error of Original Entry
  • The General Journal
  • Error of Original Entry
  • Error of Omission
  • Error of Commission
  • Error of Principle
  • Error of Reversal
  • Compensating error
  • The Journal
  • Aide memoire
  • Errors that will affect the trial balance
  • The suspense account
  • Introduction to Final Accounts
  • An introduction to profit
  • Gross profit
  • Stock Valuation
  • Net profit
  • Items of additional income
  • Discounts allowed and received
  • Non-trading businesses
  • Subsequent years trading
  • The Balance Sheet
  • The Accounting Equation
  • Developing the balance sheet
  • Working Capital
  • VAT registered businesses
  • Long Term Loans
  • Accruals and Prepayments

Course content Computerised section

Unit 1:

  • Installing the Software

Unit 2:

  • Sage and the Chart of Accounts
  • Backing Up previous accounts
  • Clearing down the system
  • Company details
  • Types of businesses
  • General Business

Unit 3:

  • Business set up
  • Cash Accounting Scheme
  • Entering the correct VAT registration scheme details
  • Summary – The Sage Default System
  • Fixed Assets
  • Current Assets
  • Current Liabilities
  • Long-term Liabilities
  • Capital and Reserves
  • Sales
  • Purchases
  • Direct Expenses
  • Overheads
  • Recording Bank Account Details
  • Recording the opening bank monies

Unit 4:

  • Customers and Suppliers
  • Entering Customer Details
  • Setting Credit Control
  • Editing customer records
  • Setting the customer default information
  • Suppliers’ Details
  • Editing suppliers’ details

Unit 5:

  • Processing Invoices and Credit Notes
  • Entering invoices

Unit 6:

  • Payments and Receipts
  • Recording Payments to a Supplier
  • Recording Receipts from Customers
  • Report Details – Type column

Unit 7:

  • Statements, Bank Payments & Recurring Entries
  • Statements
  • Cash Transactions
  • Recurring Bank Account Entries
  • Setting up a Recurring entry

Unit 8:

  • Bank Reconciliation

Unit 9:

  • VAT Returns
  • Value Added Tax (VAT)
  • A reminder of Input and Output VAT
  • Sage VAT Account
  • VAT Return
  • Checking the entries
  • Reconciling the VAT Return
  • Clearing the VAT Control Accounts

Unit 10:

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.

  • Payroll Journal
  • The Use of the Journal
  • Payroll Journal
  • Legal requirements
  • Payroll Terms
  • Gross Pay
  • Deductions from Gross Pay
  • Pay As You Earn
  • Income Tax
  • National Insurance Contributions (NIC)
  • Employees’ contributions
  • Employer’s contributions
  • Wages Summary
  • Bookkeeping Entries
  • Payment to HMRC
  • Payment to employee
  • Correction of Mistakes

Unit 11:

  • Year End Adjustments
  • Journal Entries
  • Accruals and prepayments
  • Depreciation
  • Straight Line
  • Reducing Balance
  • Bad Debts
  • Provision for Doubtful Debts
  • Increasing the Provision
  • Closing Stock
  • Yearend Adjustments Continued:
  • Running the Year End
  • Health and Safety – The use of Computers
  • Employers’ Risk Assessment

Unit 12:

  • Sole Trader Year End – ICB Exam Revision
  • Changing program date
  • Open Balances
  • Stock Valuation and Stock Journals
  • Transferring opening stocks
  • Entering closing stock
  • Chart of Accounts
  • Accruals and Prepayments
  • Accruals (or matching) concept
  • Prepayments
  • Depreciation
  • Methods of calculating depreciation
  • The straight line method of depreciation (SLM)
  • Timing and charging depreciation
  • Disposal of fixed assets
  • Bad debts and write offs revisited
  • Provision for bad (or doubtful) debts
  • Provision for bad or doubtful debts and the ledger
  • Apportionment of overheads

Course Contents ‘BA5’ and ‘BA6’

‘BA5’

  • Legislation and Ethics
  • Manual Partnerships
  • Working in a partnership
  • Bookkeeping entries for Partnership accounts
  • Capital Accounts
  • Partnership sharing ratios
  • Partnership Appropriation Account
  • Interest on Capital
  • Interest on Drawings
  • Salaries
  • Share of profit
  • Drawings
  • Balance Sheet
  • Revaluation of Assets
  • Answers to Tasks

Computerised section 

Unit 1: 

  • Installing the Software

Unit 2: 

  • Sage and the Chart of Accounts
  • Backing Up previous accounts
  • Clearing down the system
  • Company details
  • Types of businesses
  • General Business

Unit 3: 

  • Partnerships
  • Setting up Accounts
  • Entering opening balances
  • The Profit and Loss Account
  • Year End Adjustments
  • Amended Profit and Loss Account
  • Running the Year End
  • Appropriation of Profits

Course Contents ‘BA6’

Legislation and ethics

  • The Data Protection Act
  • Money Laundering
  • The Bribery Act

Codes of ethics and practice

  • Statement of Assets and Liabilities
  • The Receipts and Payments Account
  • Income
  • Subscriptions
  • Accrued subscriptions brought forward
  • Prepaid subscriptions brought forward
  • Carried forward balances at the end of the year
  • Written off subscriptions
  • Life Member Subscriptions
  • Event Income
  • Insurance claims

Trading in a not for profit organisation

  • Fund raising events
  • Donations and Bequests
  • Gift Aid
  • Loans from members

Year-end adjustments

  • Prepaid expenses – brought forward and carried forward
  • Accrued expenses – brought forward and carried forward
  • Other adjustments

Computerised Section

Unit 1:

  • Installing the Software

Unit 2:

  • Sage and the Chart of Accounts
  • Types of businesses
  • General Business

Unit 3:

  • The Chart of Accounts
  • Bank Account opening balance
  • Subscriptions Account
  • Members in arrears at the start of the year
  • Members prepaid at the start of the year
  • Members in arrears at the end of the year
  • Members prepaid for next year
  • Trading Activities
  • Sales and purchases
  • Other income
  • Overheads

Exam preparation

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.

Exams

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’ and ‘BA6’ are online examinations with a computerised assignment, and ‘BA7’ is taken externally at a Pearson VUE testing centre. Click here to locate your nearest centre for the ‘BA7’ Certification exam.

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.

Teresa Meakins, Rated: 5

No hesitation in recommending Training Link to potential bookkeeping students.
Clear and concise study materials – no padding out of explanations. Online access to materials and tests, as well as keeping in line with actual exam format.
Fast turnaround of test results and assistance where needed.
First class service

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Thorough documentation covering all the aspects I needed for the ICB exams (all passed!). The material is presented in a clear and progressive manner with plenty of opportunity for both self and adjudicated assessments. All the staff are friendly and supportive but encouraging you to think for yourself as well.
Would recommend them highly.

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I get as much or as little support as I need and I receive encouragement and advice whenever I contact my tutor.

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Great study materials, both books and on-line. Tutor support was impeccable – always very quick to respond and very friendly.

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I’ve really enjoyed studying so far and Steve and Angela have been really supportive and helpful. Training material is great and I like the assignments and end of chapter assessments as I learn best through repetition. I’m looking forward to continuing my studies.

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This is a great company. I have been working towards my goal to become qualified as a book keeper for two years.
The course books are great and the tutors have been helpful and supportive.

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The course material, tutor support, and general response time both administrative and educational were all excellent.
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Would have given 5 stars except for the final BA7 mock exam being considerably easier than the actual ICB BA7. Would therefore highly recommend students also purchasing the ICB mock BA7 – only £10 and money well spent.

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Training Link – Thanks for all your help

I have just passed my Level III final exam (BA7) and would like to thank all at Training Link for their help getting through 6 online and 1 external exams. 
The textbooks were very thorough, mock exams extremely helpful and friendly tutor support was always on hand when I needed help. 
Timescale wise, there was no pressure and I was able to work my way through each course at my own pace. There was a good variation between practical and computerised bookkeeping/accounts.
I would recommend Training Link to anyone who is considering gaining qualifications in bookkeeping or accounts.

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