ICB Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping PLUS Sage 50 Pro *Exams Included*

The most Comprehensive ICB Level 2 Package available enables students to achieve Outstanding 1st Time Exam Pass Rates.

  • 12 Months ICB Membership Included
  • ICB exam fees, in-house mock exams and registration fees to the value of £295 are all included with this package.
  • Includes Sage 50 Professional Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Training with associated Certification.
  • *FREE Xero Course and Certification*

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  • 12 monthly payments (Interest Free) of £63.00
  • Or 24 monthly payments of £34.85 at 9.9% interest

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ICB Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping plus Sage 50 Professional Accounts Training and Certificates

Currently this ICB Level 2 course is the ideal level of skill and qualification required to enable you to apply for Jobs in Bookkeeping and Accounts, and for many the first steps to becoming a fully qualified Bookkeeper or self-employed Bookkeeper.

Sage 50 Professional is classed as the industry standard in the Bookkeeping and Accountancy profession. Most jobs will require the applicant to be proficient and have certificates to prove completion of training, so if your intention is to improve your CV and chances of employment then taking the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels of Sage 50 Professional training at the same time will greatly improve your prospects.

The course fee Includes:

  • In-house mock exams, ICB exams and all associated booking fees to the value of £295
  • Books (3 x New Style Printed Workbooks containing lessons, examples, activities and assessments, plus a Printed Model Answers Workbook) PLUS 3 x Workbooks covering Sage 50 Professional Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced, all to the value of £520
  • All support and associated software to the value of £400
  • 3 months access to Sage Business Cloud software for the A3 unit
  • FREE Enhanced Learning Materials and Time Saving Utilities (Fast track)
  • Up to 12 months Award Winning Qualified 1 to 1 tutor support by e-mail and telephone
  • Student Services support 7 days per week
  • 24/7 Online assessments with instant marking and personalised tutor feedback
  • FREE E-Books for all devices
  • 2 x Online ICB exam simulation tests (Mock Exams ‘A1’/’A2’) with tutor feedback and guidance
  • ‘A3’ Mock exam with tutor feedback
  • 6 months access to Sage 50 software
  • 12 Months ICB Student registration fee.
  • FREE Postage and packaging within the UK
  • FREE access to ICB’s award-winning membership benefits scheme, ICBenefits

NB – Sage 50 Pro software not compatible with macs. We suggest using Apple Bootcamp to install Windows.

We include everything you need apart from your time, and we even save you hours of that by providing you with numerous time saving utilities!
You won’t find any reference to extra books or tests you need to purchase additionally, or statements about booking exams yourself. We will even cover the cost of your exams for ‘A1’, ‘A2’ and ‘A3’ and book them for you.

No gimmicks, hidden fees or ‘free’ items that ultimately need to be purchased if and when you might need them; you just pay for the very best quality ICB courses available in the UK, and in doing so give yourself the best possible opportunity to succeed.

This ICB Level 2 package includes:

  • Level 2 ‘A1’ and ‘A2′ covering Manual Bookkeeping and
  • Level 2 ‘A3’ covering the Computerised Bookkeeping plus
  • Sage 50 Accounts Professional Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Training and Certificates

Upon 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.

If your intentions are to work as a Freelance/Self-employed Bookkeeper, we would recommend looking at our ICB Self-Employed Bookkeeper Packages.


There are no prerequisites for this package of courses; it is designed for the complete beginner. However, you must have basic numerical skills and a good understanding of the English language.

An Introduction to Bookkeeping course is available if you would like to take a short taster course first. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or queries.


You will have up to 12 months with full tutor support to complete this course, although it can be completed much quicker if you wish.

On average, it takes approximately 110-130 hours average active study time with Enhanced Learning. This equates to less than 2.5 hours of study per week if aiming for completion within 12 months.

‘A1’ 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

‘A2’ Bookkeeping

  • Day Books
  • Control Accounts
  • Three Column Cash Book
  • Bad debts
  • Sale of an Asset
  • Bank reconciliation
  • 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

‘A3’ 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
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • 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

PLUS 3 Levels of Sage 50 Professional (Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced)

The Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping Papers ‘A1’ and ‘A2’ are online examinations and can be completed wherever a student has uninterrupted access to a secure internet connection. Paper ‘A3’ is a home based assignment. Exam fees are included along with our booking service saving you time, money and inconvenience. Sage certificates are issued upon successful completion of ongoing assignments.

Exam preparation

End of course tests and Mock Exams are the perfect way to ensure you have the best possible chance of success. Our specialist examinations department will provide you with the latest up to date end of course tests, plus Online Mock exams. Our Online Mock exams are based on the same system as the real exams so you will have a good idea what to expect and ease the nerves at the same time.

Specialist feedback will be provided, along with advice and support plus any additional lessons you may need prior to taking your exams. Your results are important to us so nothing will be spared during you exam preparations.

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.


The testing of knowledge and skills for the qualification will comprise three online assessments, all of which are taken in the candidate’s home or place of work. The first two will test the concepts that underpin the double entry system for a variety of types of businesses; the third will test the set up and data entry to trial balance using a computerised system. The content of each assessment is listed below.

Paper A1 – Basic double-entry bookkeeping to trial balance

Home /place of work based assessment to include:

  • Underpinning knowledge
    • Knowledge of the different categories of business that exist
    • Terms in bookkeeping (assets, liabilities etc.)
    • Banking procedures
    • Understanding the different categories of VAT (standard, reduced, zero, exempt, outside the scope)
  • Calculation the value of the capital investment for a sole trader
  • Calculation of business documents including calculation of VAT
  • Showing an understanding of the effect of entering transactions into a bookkeeping system for sales, purchases, overheads, capital items, returns, personal items etc.
  • The effect of making and receiving payments including bank, cash and petty cash transactions
  • Calculation of account balances
  • Production and explanation of a trial balance

Paper A2 – Further double entry bookkeeping to trial balance

Home /place of work based assessment to include:

  • Underpinning knowledge
    • Ethics
    • Legislation relevant to the bookkeeper
    • Accounting concepts
  • Further double entry including the following
    • Topics from paper 1
    • The content of control accounts
    • Writing off a bad debt
    • Construction Industry Scheme
    • Posting non-sole trader entries (subscriptions, donations, drawings of partners, directors’ loan accounts etc.)
  • Entry of payroll journals
  • Calculation of the value of a suspense account in a system that does not balance
  • Reconciliation of debtors, creditors and bank balances
  • Correction of errors that do not affect the trial balance
  • Production and explanation of a trial balance

Paper A3 – Data entry to trial balance using a computerised accounts package

Home /place of work based test to include the use of a computerised accounting package to include:

  • Opening of entries
  • Entry of cash and credit transactions
  • Reconciliations
  • Production of a trial balance
  • Production of reports for debtors, creditors, bank, VAT and the audit trail

The three assessments should be taken in the order listed above. Each assessment will generate an accreditation notification. Successful candidates will need to pass all three assessments to gain the full qualification.


The full qualification will be graded at Distinction with Honours, Distinction, Merit or Pass

All assessments are taken at home or at the place of work, and each test will be graded as follows:

  • Distinction 95 -100%
  • Merit 90 – 94%
  • Pass 85 – 89%
  • Fail 0 – 84%

Once all assessments have been successfully completed a final certificate can be applied for which will be graded at Distinction with Honours, Distinction, Merit or Pass. Unit results will be aggregated. To achieve the relevant grade in the full qualification, the following aggregate marks must be achieved:

  • Distinction with Honours 295 marks and above
  • Distinction 285 – 294 marks
  • Merit 270 – 284 marks
  • Pass 255 – 269 marks

Multi Award-Winning ICB Training

You can maximise your chances of success by choosing to study an ICB course with Training Link. And that’s reflected by the number of awards we’ve won that recognise our exceptional standards of educational excellence and tutor support.

We have been named ICB Training Provider of the Year eight years in a row, ICB Tutor of the Year three times, and ICB Student of the Year three times.