Practical vocational qualifications that lead to ICB membership and professional status

As soon as you register as a student with ICB you can take ICB assessments.  The following assessments should be taken in order to lead to the corresponding qualifications.

Assessments and Qualifications

Title

Code

Type

Level II Certificate in Bookkeeping (COMING SOON)

This Certificate covers the basic principles of single and double entry bookkeeping and its application to business in both a manual and a computerised system.

Occupational Role: Assistant Bookkeeper

Upon completion of this qualification candidates will be able to carry out the role of an employed assistant bookkeeper under supervision.  They should be able to apply postings from the books of prime entry and from source documents to the ledger accounts and produce an initial trial balance. They will also be able to set up a computerised bookkeeping system, enter details of all transactions and produce reports.

Pre requisites

No prior bookkeeping knowledge is assumed at this level but candidates must have basic numerical skills.

Candidates must hold valid student registration.

Assessment Type

Three home-based timed online assessments taken in order.

Availability

Immediate in every week of the year.

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IB1
IB2
IB3
3 x online assessments
Level III Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounts (COMING SOON)

This Certificate covers the preparation of ledger balances, control accounts and reconciliations, adjustments and preparation of final accounts for non-incorporated businesses or organisations.

Occupational Role: Self-Employed Bookkeeper/Employed Bookkeeper

On completion of this qualification candidates will be able to carry out the role of an employed or self-employed bookkeeper, be able to reconcile bank statements with the ledgers, produce a VAT return, control the sales and purchases ledgers, post year-end adjustments and produce the final accounts for a sole trader, partnership and not-for-profit organisation in both a manual and a computerised system.

Pre requisites

Before commencing the study at this level the candidate should have achieved ICB Level II Certificate in Bookkeeping or its equivalent with another awarding body.

Candidates must hold valid student registration, or valid Affiliate Membership.

Assessment Type

Three timed home-based online assessments and one timed centre-based assessment.

Availability

Immediate in every week of the year.

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IBA4
IBA5
IBA6
IBA7
3 x online assessments
1 x centre-based assessment
Level IV Certificate in Advanced Bookkeeping and Accounts (COMING SOON)

This Certificate covers the production of a set of accounts from incomplete records, advanced partnership accounts and the preparation and interpretation of internal management accounts for incorporated bodies.

Occupational Role: Self-Employed Bookkeeper/Senior Employed Bookkeeper

Upon completion of this qualification candidates will be able to carry out the role of an employed or self-employed bookkeeperproducing draft year-end accounts for limited companies and limited liability partnerships in both a manual and a computerised system within the above limitations.

Pre requisites

Before commencing the study at this level the candidate should have achieved ICB Level III Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounts or its equivalent with another awarding body.

Candidates must hold valid student registration, or valid Associate Membership.

Assessment Type

One timed home-based online assessment and one timed centre-based assessment.

Availability

Immediate in every week of the year.

Click here to download the full syllabus

IABA8
IABA9
1 x online assessment
1 x centre-based assessment
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