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wHO ARE iCb?

By offering relevant qualifications, the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) promotes and maintains the standards of bookkeeping as a profession as the largest bookkeeping institute in the world.

Offering membership to students, their worldwide-recognised qualifications highlight your experience and competence within the bookkeeping and accounting profession.

Their courses help create highly qualified bookkeeping talent, which in turn helps business owners take control of their finances and support the economy as a whole.

wHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ACCOUNTING AND BOOKKEEPING?

Bookkeeping is the first part of the accounting process, meaning the work of bookkeepers and accountants often overlaps.

While bookkeeping focuses on recording and organising financial data, accounting will interpret and present that data.

They both support the business in different stages of the financial cycle.

DISTANCE LEARNING ACCOUNTING

With distance learning, you can study the same subjects and qualifications you would in a traditional college, simply from home! It takes the location out of studying. You’ll save time and money on travelling, and if you have other life commitments, such as a full-time or part-time job, or if you have a family to look after, it may help to be able to study at a time that suits you.

There are no physical classes to attend or timetables to stick to. With 24-hour access to your course either online or through a study pack, you can study whenever you have free time (if that’s in the middle of the night it’s possible).

Tutor support

When you study your ICB courses with us, you’ll get unlimited, personal tutor support. Your tutor will be on hand to guide you through your course and help with any questions you may have, ensuring you are fully prepared for any examinations if needed. You’ll never be alone. This is just one of the many benefits you’ll get from enrolling with OSC.

To find out more about the online ICB courses we offer at Open Study College, download our Accounting and Bookkeeping guide.

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Frequently asked questions

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We are delighted that you are considering joining us to study and take pleasure in welcoming you to our family.

Open Study College is one of the UK’s leading distance learning colleges. We provide professionally recognised ICB qualifications that enable you to study at your own pace, in your own environment either online or via printed materials sent to your home.

We understand that choosing a course is a big decision. That’s why we have a team of friendly, knowledgeable education specialists that can help you choose the right bookkeeping qualifications for you.

Over the past 15 years we’ve enrolled over 100,000 people on courses that have improved their education and their career prospects!

Our education specialists can answer any questions you may have, talk you through our finance options and get you enrolled over the telephone.

As a family-founded college, we think of our learners as extended members of our family. We’re all here to help you achieve your goals in life, whatever they may be.

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