Our Level 3 Bookkeeping and Accounts course covers the core topics required to attain Member status with the ICB. For example, topics you’ll explore include the preparation of ledger balances, control accounts and reconciliations. In addition, you’ll learn about adjustments and preparation of final accounts for all types of businesses. Finally, the course covers the calculation of basic ratios, such as probability and liquidity. At the end of this course, you will become a qualified, certified bookkeeper.
Our ICB Level 3 Bookkeeping and Accounts covers ledger balances, control accounts and reconciliations, adjustments and preparation of final accounts for all types of businesses.
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Up to 200 hours, which is around 30 minutes per day for 12 months.
The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course, there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.
You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours above. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for an additional fee, which also extends your tutor support.
At the end of each unit, you’ll be given assignment that will be marked by your personal tutor. You’ll also need to pass exams to gain this qualification – M4, M5, M6, and M7 can all be taken via the ICB portal at home. Finally, you’ll take the M8 exam, which is a synoptic assessment covering all aspects of bookkeeping. You can take the exam in a local Pearson Vue test centre, which are often in the same building as local driving test centres. Alternatively, you sit your exams remotely from home. This M8 exam will be a mix of multiple choice and data entry questions. You’ll need to pass all your assessments to complete your qualification.
Mock exams cost £15 each, and live exams cost £65 each.
Successful achievement of this qualification will allow you to apply for Member status, the second tier of the ICB. You will be able to work as an Bookkeeper and you will also receive an official certificate of completion from the ICB. Read more about the ICB here.
Difficulty - Level 3
Entry requirements - Before commencing the study at this level the candidate should have achieved ICB Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping or its equivalent.
A single assessment to be taken at an ICB examination centre. The assessment will be a mixture of multi-choice and data entry questions which will cover all elements of the syllabus.
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Before commencing the study at this level the you should have achieved an ICB Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping or its equivalent.
We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes our personal tutor support for 12 months. We provide 12 months' free student membership and registration to The ICB which is worth £78 and access to SageOne accounting cloud software for 6 months worth £144. That's a bundled saving of £222!
Yes, there are four online assessments which can be done at home. There is also a single exam to be taken at an ICB examination centre that will be a mixture of multiple-choice and data-entry questions covering all elements of the syllabus.ICB examinations can be completed inside and outside of the UK and in most countries around the world. Home-based examinations can be completed anywhere that you can connect securely to the internet and open your emails.Centre-based examinations are available at more than 5,200 centres worldwide throughout the year.
Yes, there are additional costs for exams. Per Mock Exam: £15. Per Live Exam: £65.
You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
We include 6 months’ access to the full version of SageOne within our course fee. Our cloud-based Sage software runs on any computer with a web browser.
Most students finish comfortably within the course duration period given. However, if you do need more time, your personal tutor support can be extended for an additional fee.