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Level 3 Associate (AICB) Course Package Including £145 Exam Fees -

£1,084.00 £595.00 Saving 45%


Level 3 Associate (AICB) Course Package Including £145 Exam Fees

£1,084.00 £595.00 Saving 45%

New and Completely Upgraded

Our New Level 3 package now contains even more materials, lessons, examples and activities than ever before.

Software and ICB Exam Fees Included

Includes ‘BA4’, ‘BA5’, ‘BA6’ and Full Exam Preparation for ‘BA7’

Take a look at the Course content tab below

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Interest Free Payment Plan for this course consists of an initial payment of £140.00 followed by 7 monthly payments of £65.00. To take advantage of this payment method, use the down arrow to select “Payment Plan” before adding to basket.


Level 3 – ‘BA4’, ‘BA5’, ‘BA6’ & ‘BA7’ including exam fees “AICB” package.

This is for Affiliate (AfICB) members who have taken the ICB Level 2 courses covering ‘B1’, ‘B2’ and ‘B3’ examinations wishing to upgrade to Level 3 Associate (AICB).

Upgrade package includes:

Registration and exam fees are included at no extra cost.


Approximately 80 – 100 hours average study time with Enhanced Learning. This equates to less than 2 hours of study per week if aiming for completion within 12 months.

Contact us if you are unsure if this is the correct package, or if you have any questions.

NB – Sage Software not compatible with MAC’s. Parallels can be downloaded from Apple Bootcamp enabling Windows to be installed.

Course fees include:

  • ICB Exam Fees for ‘BA4’, ‘BA5’, ‘BA6’ and ‘BA7’
  • Enhanced Learning (Fast Track)
  • Sage 50 Professional Software for the duration of your studies
  • 24/7 Online ROGO Assessments
  • Printed Workbooks containing lessons, examples, activities and assessments
  • Printed Model Answers Workbooks
  • Tutor Marked Assignments
  • Award winning expert subject tutor support by e-mail and telephone
  • Guaranteed same day assignment marking
  • New ROGO Online ICB exam simulation tests with tutor feedback
  • Mock exam and full exam preparation for ‘BA7’ Associate Certification
  • FREE repeat lessons
  • Free Postage and Packaging
  • *Up to £250 Cash Back on Sage 50 Accounts software*
  • Entitlement to apply for an NUS Extra card

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

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’


  • 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

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