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ICB Level 2 Package Certificate in Bookkeeping A1, A2, A3

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( Philip, 09/01/2014 ) Q: Do you have any available packages that include the ICB level I and level II (both manual and computer)? Do you have any exam centres in Norway? i.e. Kristiansand The course is described as a certificate, does one receive a physical certificate on completion of every individual course, or only after attaining specific levels? Thank you in advance!
( 10/01/2014 ) A: Hello Philip, We offer an AICB package which includes: ICB Basic Bookkeeping ICB Manual Bookkeeping II ICB Computerised Bookkeeping II You can find out more about this package here: http://adlonlinecourses.com/icb-package-1-aicb-associate-member-levels-i-and-ii There are Exam Centers in Norway, most of them in Oslo. After completing each course you are issued a certificate from ICB (and you can also request us to issue you one once you have completed your exam).

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ICB Level 2 Package Certificate in Bookkeeping A1, A2, A3


ICB Level 2 -  Entry Level Package - Certificate in Bookkeeping

Latest Syllabus.The Level 2 Package Certificate in Bookkeeping course is an entry level qualification to help you on your way to becoming a Professional Bookkeeper.  The course content focuses on the ICB syllabus in order to prepare you for the ICB examinations. The package includes the following 3 (three) modules: 

   .     A1 and A2 (Manual Bookkeeping) 

    .    A3 (Computerised Bookkeeping)

As an entry level qualification, this Level 2 Certificate package will equip you to manage:

  • Your own or your business partners bookkeeping and accounts  
  • Apply for jobs and begin your career in Bookkeeping and Accounts,
  • Take the first steps to become a fully qualified Bookkeeper 
  • Provide Self-employed Bookkeeper services. 

A3, the computerised section of this package, is based on Sage 50 Accounts, ideal for small business owners. However, the majority of accounts/bookkeeping jobs advertised require an applicant to be familiar with Sage 50 Professional software. (Not Sage 50 Essentials and NO monthly subscriptions)

Once you have completed your Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping you have the opportunity to upgrade your ICB membership status.  In this event you can use the letters AICB after your name, plus have access to the professional support and resources available through the ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers).

Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for this course as it is specifically designed as an entry level course. Basic numerical skills and a good understanding of the English language however, are essential.

Duration
Allow 80-100 hours average active study time. This course can be completed within a 6 month period or less, depending on the number of study hours you devote to the course.

Please Note:   Software is not compatible with macs. We suggest using Apple Bootcamp to install Windows

ADL's Tutor/Admin Support System

ADL has developed an admin and tutor support system that is primarily focused on meeting student needs.  We always respond to emails and phone calls in a very timely manner.  Our tutors apart from being professionally qualified, are appointed because they understand the importance of student support, friendly and well able to motivate.   Every ADL Bookkeeping student is assigned their own personal 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 a better understanding of bookkeeping - you are not left alone to struggle with course content.  This provides the necessary motivation that is essential to being a successful distance learning student. 

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, phone or skype call away.

"Dear Amanda
Last weekend was a time of surprises: There was a very nice envelope waiting for me on my return pm Saturday: it was your package full of all the information and course work for my course. Thank you so much,
Amanda for your package: I was both very grateful and very impressed with what I received.  I have started with the Students Manual. This I found it to be very compressive and informative.  It is something that I will refer back to on many occasions. The other manual was the complete course work for the Basic Level in Bookkeeping: what a surprise and eye opener!  I have had a quick look through and was really impressed with its content, layout and how in-depth the subject is dealt with.  I can see how ADL achieve such high exam results. I am very grateful to you, Amanda, for the speed with which you dealt with my query; truly appreciated with the support received so far.  From today I will be focusing on the coursework and hope to do it justice.  I am really looking forward to it.  Again, many, many thanks for your support."  John C, ICB Bookkeeping Level 1, UK

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN YOUR FEES:

  • 12 Months ICB Student registration fee
  • 3 x Printed Workbooks (A1, A2 & A3) containing Lessons, Examples, Activities and Assessments 
  • Printed Answers Workbook 
  • Free Postage & Packaging within the UK (overseas will accrue an extra fee)
  • ICB Exams and Booking Fees (A1,A2 & A3)
  • 1 ICB Mock Exam per course (A1, A2 & A3)
  • Online classroom access to Resources, Templates and Examples
  • Advice and Support from Qualified Tutors by phone or email
  • Marked assignments where required
  • Sage 50 Accounts Professional software for the duration of your studies
  • ICBenefits Free access to ICB’s award-winning membership benefits scheme. 
     

COURSE CONTENT

ICB - A1 Basic double-entry bookkeeping to trial balance (manual)

What you will learn:

  • Underpinning Knowledge: 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
  • Practical assignments
  • ICB Mock Exam
  • Online ICB Exam (home or work)- Complete
     

ICB A2 – Further double-entry bookkeeping

What you will learn:

  • 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
  • ICB Mock Exam
  • Online ICB Exam (home or work)- Complete
  • A3 Computerised Data Entry to trial balance using a Sage accounts package 
  • 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
  • ICB Mock Exam

Online ICB Exam (assignment)  - Complete


ICB  A3 -  Computerised Data Entry to trial balance using Sage accounts package

What you will learn

  • 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

 

ICB EXAMINATIONS

How to prepare 

In addition to lesson assignments, you will also have access to one  ICB Mock exam.  The mock exam follows the same layout as a typical ICB exam. You will have a good idea of what to expect on the final day.
Exam fees are set at the discretion of ICB.  We do pay the exam fee up to the time you purchased the course. However, any additional increase in exam fees would be payable by the student. 

‘A1’ and ‘A2’ are Online Examinations and should be completed wherever a student has uninterrupted access to a secure internet connection. Paper ‘A3’ is an Online Assignment. All 3 exams are completed within time restraints so it is important to set aside quiet time to complete successfully. 

All exams (including MOCK exams) are found within the students MYICB basket of which they access through the ICB website with their unique access details.
Students are required to contact ADL support to have us book your ICB Exam. These fees are included in our tutition fee.


ICB Exams usually focus on the following:

Paper A1 – Covers basic double-entry bookkeeping to trial balance

  • Exam taken at your home or place of work, assessment includes:
  • 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 – Covers further double entry bookkeeping to trial balance

  • Home or place of work based, assessment includes:
  • 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 – Covers data entry to trial balance using a computerized accounts package

  • Home or 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

Please Note:  It is important to take the three assessments in the order as listed above.  You will need to pass all three assessments to gain the full qualification.

 

GRADING

ICB qualifications are graded as below:

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

Once all 3 exams have been passed, your ICB Level 2 Certificate will be issued and you will be awarded a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction with Honours, based on your combination of marks as follows:

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

BOOKKEEPING PROGRESSION

After completing the Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping, you will be eligible to continue your career path in the ICB with Level 3, thus upgrading to the awarded letters ‘MICB’

  • Level 3 ‘M4’ Year End Sole Traders (Incs Computerised Sage section)
  • Level 3 ‘M5’ Year End Partnerships
  • Level 3 ‘M6’ Year End Not for Profit Organisations­
  • Level 3 ‘M7’ Limited Companies and Performance Indicator Ratios
  • Level 3 ‘M8’ External examination covering the entire Level 3 syllabus

 

 

 

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