ICB Level 2 and 3 Bookkeeping with Starting Your Own Business

Course code: OSC1345
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Develop advanced bookkeeping, accounting and business knowledge, with an award-winning home learning provider!

  • Learn how to plan, set up, market and run a company.
  • Gain knowledge of all aspects of bookkeeping.
  • Starting with manual single-entry bookkeeping, and working up to fully computerised accounts for a limited company.
This course is only available as a study pack.
Course overview

A strong understanding of your company’s finances is one of the most vital factors that will influence its potential for success. But hiring accountants can be too costly for many young businesses.

That’s why this ICB Level 2 Bookkeeping, Level 3 Bookkeeping and Accounts and Starting Your Own Business course package offers you the chance to learn how to plan, set up, market and run a company, and gain knowledge of all aspects of bookkeeping.

Course Duration

Up to 3 years.

Course Outcome

You will receive an ICB Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping (AICB), an ICB Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounts (MICB) and a Certificate of Achievement in Starting Your Own Business Level 3.

Entry Requirements

No prior bookkeeping knowledge is needed to enrol onto this course, but you should have basic numerical skills.

Assessment

A mixture of tutor-marked assignments, online tests and an examination.

Course content

ICB Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping – Associate Membership AICB

ICB Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounts – Full Membership MICB

Starting Your Own Business QLS Level 3

Extra info

Assessment

For the Starting Your Own Business Level 3 course, you will be assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

For the ICB courses, you will complete a number of Tutor Marked Assignments in preparation for your official assessments. For the Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping, as part of your official assessment, you will complete three online tests.

For the Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounts, as part of your official assessment, you will complete four online tests and an examination.

All online tests can be taken at home or at work, wherever you have access to a secure internet connection, so assessment is quick and simple. For any examinations, we can help you find an approved ICB examination centre in your area. You will be responsible for booking and paying for any assessments or exams

Course Duration

Once enrolled, you can start at any time and will have three years to complete this bundle (one year per level).

You will also receive 12 months tutor support for each level, so you can work at your own pace.
Whilst studying your ICB courses you will also be required to install Sage software. You will have 6 months access to this software.

Study Method

The course is designed for study by distance learning at home or at work. Students will receive all course materials by post, plus tutor support by email.

Course Outcomes

On successful completion of all assessments, you will achieve an ICB Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping (AICB), an ICB Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounts (MICB) and a Certificate of Achievement in Starting your Own Business Level 3.

On completion of the Level 2 and 3 ICB courses you will receive full membership status with the ICB and will be eligible to use the letters MICB after your name.

Awarding body

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers is the largest bookkeeping awarding body in the world. Offering membership to students, their industry-recognised qualifications highlight your experience and competence within the bookkeeping and account profession.

The Starting Your Own Business Level 3 course has been endorsed by the Quality License Scheme for its high-quality. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example, progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality License Scheme website. This course has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level.

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