ICB Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping – Associate Membership AICB

Course code: OSC1339

Learn the principles of bookkeeping, from home!

  • Develop core skills in application to both manual and computerised bookkeeping.
  • A successful pass on this qualification will allow you to become an associate member of the ICB and use the designated letters AICB after your name. This will enable you to work as an employed or self-employed bookkeeper.
  • Gain a solid foundation of knowledge in all the key aspects of bookkeeping.
  • Study a course that is accredited by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB), the world's largest bookkeeping institute.
  • This course is an ideal introduction to bookkeeping and prepares you for the ICB Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounts.
Course overview

This course is assessed online, so it couldn’t be simpler. Our experienced and friendly tutors will support you every step of the way.

Achieve your dream career and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long-term success. Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Course Outcome

You will receive an ICB Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping (AICB).

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 and online tests.

Course content
  • Understand the importance of adhering to a code of professional ethics
  • Understand the legal differences between the structure of different types of businesses
  • Understand the specific accounting requirements for different accounting systems
  • Understand the basic accounting concepts
  • Understand the importance of legislation that applies to bookkeepers
  • Understand the importance of the chart of accounts
  • Understand the importance of IT systems in a modern bookkeeping world
  • Understand the basic principles involved in double entry bookkeeping including the format of the accounting equation
  • Identify the various methods of payment and receipts to and from a bank account
  • Understand the purpose and range of business documents
  • Understand the need to accurately prepare business documents for goods and services supplied
  • Understand the need to check business documents received
  • Understand the various rates of VAT
  • Understand how to correctly account for VAT in a bookkeeping system
  • Understand how to account for VAT transactions with customers in, and suppliers from, other countries
  • Understand the purpose of, and making entries into, a bookkeeping system
  • Calculate the value of equity
  • Understand how to upload and match bank transactions
  • Understand the use of control accounts in the system
  • Understand the purpose and need to record petty cash
  • Post appropriate journal entries into the system
  • Understand the purpose and use of the trial balance
  • Reconcile relevant account balances
  • Understand the need to correct errors
  • Produce relevant reports
Extra info

Assessment

During this course, you will complete a number of tutor-marked assignments in preparation for your official assessments. As part of your official assessment you will complete three online tests.

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. You will be responsible for booking and paying for any assessments.

Course Duration

Once you have enrolled, you can start at any time and will have a full year to complete your studies. You will also receive 12 months tutor support, so you can work at your own pace.

Whilst studying your course you will also be required to install Sage software. You will have 6 months access to this software.

Study Method

The distance learning course can be studied from home or at work. You will receive all course materials and unlimited tutor support by email.

Course Outcomes

On successful completion of all assessments, you will achieve an ICB Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping (AICB).

On completion of the ICB Level 2, you will receive associate membership status with the ICB and will be eligible to use the letters AICB 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 accounting profession.

Q&As

No prior bookkeeping knowledge is needed to enrol onto this course, but you should have basic numerical skills. You will need to download the software from the link we provide, so you’ll need to have an internet connection and storage on your computer.

No prior bookkeeping knowledge is needed to enrol onto this course, but you should have basic numerical skills. In addition, the SAGE software must be downloaded via the link supplied, so you’ll need a computer or laptop with an internet connection and storage space.

The Sage 50 software will only work on computers which run Windows 7 or higher. Sage software will not run on Windows XP or on any Apple Macintosh computer. The software is available as a download only – you must have an internet connection and the ability to save the software to your device.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE registration and 1 year subscription to ICB
  • FREE Sage 50 Accounts software
  • FREE CV critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE XO Student Discounts card
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • Student study planner
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet

In order to achieve the full qualification for this course you will be required to complete a number of online tests from home. No external examination is required.

Yes. It is your responsibility to pay for all ICB assessments.

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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