ICB Associate - Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping & Accounts (Course with Exam) (M4, M5, M6, M7, M8)

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12 Months Access
1,500 GBP
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Course description

ICB Associate - Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping & Accounts (Course with Exam) (M4, M5, M6, M7, M8)

Gain essential knowledge and practical skills that will enable successful participants to work in the position of an employed or self-employed bookkeeper for non-incorporated businesses, sole-traders, partnerships and non-profit organisations (such as charities). Learn how to perform important duties such as preparing ledger balances, producing accurate VAT returns and posting year-end adjustments to the appropriate industry standard.

This course is intended as a follow-up for students who have previously achieved the Level II Certificate in Bookkeeping. It is designed to help students build on the knowledge and skills already acquired so that they are better placed to be able to advance their career to the next level.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will have learnt to:

  • Understand the importance of adhering to a code of ethical principles.
  • Know when and how to take appropriate action in order to prevent and/or cope with unethical behaviour in their place of work.
  • Understand and take into consideration any legislation that may apply.
  • Identify and understand the legal differences between the structures of various types of businesses.
  • Know the main accounting concepts and understand how they should be applied within a business context
  • Act in accordance with the most up to date bookkeeping and accounts legislation and industry best practice.

The course is designed and accredited by the ICB (The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers). They have a globally renowned reputation for empowering students and members with the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to be able to pursue a rewarding and fulfilling career in an exciting and ever-evolving industry.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Anybody who has a desire to learn more about this subject is encouraged to do this course. The course has no entry requirements.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Advantages of this Course

  • Covers some of the slightly more advanced areas of bookkeeping and accounts for students who have already successfully completed the Level II Certificate in Bookkeeping, and who wish to build on their existing framework of knowledge.
  • Suitable for those who work/wish to work in either an employed or self-employed capacity.
  • Acquire knowledge and practical skills that are applicable within any non-incorporated business that uses a manual or computerised bookkeeping and accounts system.
  • Upon successful completion of the course, participants receive the Level III Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounts, and are subsequently qualified to work unsupervised in the role of employed or self-employed bookkeeper.

Training Course Content

Key Learning Points

Students who wish to enrol on this course must have previously gained the ICB Level II Certificate in Bookkeeping or an equivalent qualification with an industry-recognised awarding body, and must also hold a valid ICP membership.

  • Gain all the necessary skills and knowledge required to work in the role of an employed or self-employed bookkeeper for non-incorporated businesses.
  • Equips students with an understanding of some of the slightly more advanced areas of bookkeeping and accounts so that they:
    1. Know how to prepare ledger accounts, control the sales and purchases ledgers and reconcile bank statements with these ledgers
    2. Understand the definitions of ‘Control Accounts and Reconciliations’ and ‘Adjustments’
    3. Are able to prepare final accounts for non-incorporated businesses and organisations
    4. Know how to produce an accurate VAT form to an acceptable industry standard
    5. Can post end of year adjustments to accounts where necessary, and understand when and why this becomes applicable
    6. Can produce final accounts for sole traders, partnerships and non-profit organisations
    7. Are able to work confidently with both manual and computerised bookkeeping and accounts systems
  • The exam consists of 3 timed online assessments that students can complete from the comfort of their own homes or place of work, and 1 timed centre-based assessment.
  • Benefit from an exciting and flexible online learning solution that’s designed to appeal to students of all ages and who work within a diverse range of industries and sectors.
  • Learn skills that can be applied across a wide range of industries and sectors, and whether working in an employed or self-employed capacity.

Units of Study

  • Underpinning knowledge
  • Reconciliation of accounts and correction of errors
  • VAT Returns
  • Calculate and post adjustments to the ledgers
  • Final accounts of non-incorporated businesses

Course delivery details

  • Location: Online course
  • Course Access: 12 Months
  • Go at your own pace.
  • There are no time limits for this course.
  • This course is compatible with all modern devices and browsers.
  • On completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate.
  • We are here to help if you have any problems.

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