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ICB Level 3 - Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounts BA4, BA5, BA6 & BA7 (Computerised)


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ICB Level 3 - Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounts BA4, BA5, BA6 & BA7 (Computerised)

ICB Approved Learning Provider logoOur apologies. The ICB Syllabus for this course is currently being updated and cannot be purchased at this time. If you would like to be informed when it's available again, please complete our Contact Form. We will be in touch when the new course is up and running.

This is an ideal qualification for anyone wanting a career as a self-employed bookkeeper or be employed as a professional bookkeeper.

Learning Outcomes:
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.

Employment Opportunities:   Self-Employed Bookkeeper/Employed Bookkeeper

Pre requisites:
Students require ICB Level II Certificate in Bookkeeping or its equivalent with another awarding body. If you're not sure please contact one of our Course Advisors on  01227 789 649  for further advice.

"I just wanted to let you know that I was very excited to see all my course material arrive in the post today. I am truly impressed by how quickly and efficiently my application was dealt with! I am really pleased to be embarking on something that will enhance my CV and hopefully my job prospects! "   Emma Cooper, Bookkeeping, UK


All course material follows the New 2014 ICB syallabus

What  you  will  do  during  this  course:

 Learning Objectives:

  •   The importance of adhering to a set of ethical principles
  •   How and when to take action to cope with unethical behaviour
  •   The concepts of business entity, going concern, historical cost, consistency, prudence and accruals
  •   The legal requirements for forming a partnership
  •   Different ways of processing VAT for EU and non-EU transactions
  •   Alternative VAT systems e.g. VAT margin scheme
  •   Prepare a bank reconciliation statement
  •   Understand the purpose and use of control accounts as a checking mechanism
  •   Account for VAT and prepare a VAT return
  •   Prepare a ledger account to record the disposal of a fixed asset and to calculate the profit or loss on disposal
  •   Calculate adjustments to the accounts including:
  •   Opening and closing stock
  •   Depreciation of fixed assets
  •   Accruals and pre-payments
  •   Provision for doubtful debts
  •   Prepare the final accounts for a non-incorporated business including processing of adjustments for opening and closing stock, depreciation, accruals, prepayments, provision for doubtful debts in the following areas:
  •  Sole trader
  •  Partnership
  •  Not-for-Profit Organisation

Assessment and Grading
The testing of knowledge and skills for the qualification will comprise three online assessments (B4, B5 & B6) all of which are taken in the candidate’s home or place of work plus one assessment(B7) taken at an external ICB centre.

Tuition Costs per module:

Discount Package Price:  £720 - This is an introductory discount for the New ICB syllabus -  £720 total  (total cost for all four modules, when paid in full up front.  A saving of 10%)

Duration:  allow approxiametly 50 hours study time for each module (B4, B5, B6 & B7)

What's  Included -  all inclusive:

  •     All course material Professionally written focusing on the ICB syallabus with userfriendly online access and downloadable.
  •     Additonal Learning Resources
  •     Your own industry experienced Personal Bookkeeping Tutor contactable at anytime by phone and email.
  •     Paul Evans brings over 20 years experience in the bookkeeping profession and specialises in Manual
  •     bookeeping. He is responsible for ensuring students pass ICB first time round.  Nick Howarth's expertise
  •     is in Computersied and Payroll bookkeeping.  Through his  committment and dedication Nick is able to
  •     help students achieve Distinction in their exams.  See below for tutors profile.  You will haveunlimited contact
  •     and support from your Personal Tutor and the ADL Admin – vital to your success.
  •     Assignments are at the end of each unit and are marked and graded with essential feedback from
  •     your Personal Tutor in short time.
  •     Access to our ADL's Moodle Tutor Support System allowing students to access additonal learning resources
  •     Exam practice
  •     One ICB Mock Exam online download
  •     Unlimited contact and support from your Personal Tutor  and ADL Admin – vital to your success
  •     Sage Instant Accounts  (applicable to B3) - Student owned fully functional copy
  •     ICB Student Registration fee (first 12 months membership of the ICB)
  •     ICB Assessments (exam fees  - 3 x online exams and 1 x centre based)
  •     Transcript of grades and course work completed - great for using at job interviews
  •     ADL Certificate in addition to the ICB Certificate

There are no hidden costs or extras

Course Content:  The Level III Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounts is comprised of 4 modules: B4, B5, B6 & B7 as follows:

BA4Reconciliations and Final Accounts of a Sole Trader:
      Home / place of work based assessment includes:
•    Underpinning knowledge
•    Reconciliation and correction of errors (customer and supplier reconciliations, bank reconciliation, correction of errors)
•    VAT Returns
•    Posting adjustments including disposal and acquisition of fixed assets
•    Final accounts of a sole trader
•    Production of final accounts of a sole trader with adjustments using a computerised package

BA5 – Final Accounts of a Partnership
     Home / place of work based assessment to include:
•    Underpinning knowledge
•    Posting adjustments including disposal and acquisition of fixed assets
•    Final accounts of a partnership including the appropriation account and production of partners’ current accounts  
•    Production of final accounts of a partnership with adjustments using a computerised package

BA6 – Final Accounts of a Not-for-Profit Organisation
      Home / place of work based assessment to include:
•    Underpinning knowledge
•    Posting adjustments including the subscriptions account and disposal and acquisition of fixed assets
•    Final accounts of a not-for-profit organisation
•    Production of final accounts of a not-for-profit organisation with adjustments using a computerised package

BA7 - Level III External Assessment
A single assessment to be taken at an ICB examination centre will be a mixture of multi-choice and data entry questions
which will cover all elements of the syllabus.

Grading and Assessment:
The full qualification will be graded at Distinction with Honours, Distinction, Merit or Pass.

Designated Letters After Your Name:  AICB
Successful completion of the ICB Level III Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounts allows  you to use Designatory letters after your name - AICB – Associate Member of the ICB - ensuring that bookkeeping professionals are instantly recognised as leaders in their field and have a proven competence in their specific disciplines.


Tutor Profile

Our ICB Bookkeeping tutors have over 40 years bookkeeping experience between them, are active within the bookkeeping profession, up to-date with current bookkeeping practices and legislation and are dedicated to helping students achieve their bookkeeping goals.

Every ADL Bookkeeping student is assigned their own personal mentor (tutor) who will support you throughout your course and beyond. Your tutor is there to guide and facilitate your learning and provide as much or as little individual contact as you would like. When you submit your coursework the tutor will give you feedback that helps you develop your ideas and provides motivation - so you are not left alone to struggle with course content. If you need help, have questions or don't understand any part of a lesson /assignment, we encourage you to contact your tutor as often as you like. It makes no difference what part of the globe you live in - your tutor is only an email or phone call away.

Paul Evans course tutorPaul Evans
CAPM, MICB, CB.Dip, PM.Dip, AMCollT, BSYA (Cl. Fit.)

Paul brings three decades of real world business and bookkeeping expertise. His bookkeeping and business experiences include many international Project Management programmes, Directorships, Managerial positions and bookkeeping services. Pauls' active participation in the bookkeeping profession ensures he is up-to-date with current accounting practices. He is a full member of the ICB. His international business background and role as a business counsellor, is an added bonus when helping students persue their bookkeeping career. Pauls friendly, helpful and motivating personality is a contributing factor in helping many students achieve Distinction in their ICB exams. Paul welcomes the New ICB syllabus introduced in 2014.  The new syallabus means that students will be better equipped to provide bookkeeeping skills and services for todays complex business world. Job opportunites, whether for self-employment or working as a bookkeeper are boundless, nationally and internationally.

Nick Howarth course tutorNick Howarth
Bsc, (Hons) Computer Studies 1st class, (Southampton University), Prince 2 Practitioner Qualified,
ITIL Foundation Certificate, Diploma in Bookkeeping ICB Level 3, Diploma in Payroll Management
ICB Level 3. ICB examiner.

Nick's business and bookkeeping experience in IT, Management and Bookkeeping expands over 20 years. His various positions held with Hewlett Packard include: Software Development Engineer, Support, Engineer, Technical Account Manager, Manager  Response Centre and Support & Operations Manager for Sirenic Ltd. In addition to his extensive IT and bookkeeping career, Nick is also the Director of Southhampton Bookkeeping Ltd providing bookkeeping services to    clients and also tutoring students for the ICB exams. He is also an ICB examiner.

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Course Prerequisite ICB Level 1 - Certificate in Manual Basic Bookkeeping BBS103 ICB level 2- Certificate in Manual Bookkeeping BBS203
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