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

When it comes to bookkeeping, there are so many courses that it can be hard to know which to choose. So, what if we told you that you could study with the largest awarding body for bookkeeping in the world… …and through an award-wining distance learning course provider? Well you can do exactly that with this ICB Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounts! Perfect for those who want to develop their career and progress onto bigger things, this level 3 course starts your journey in bookkeeping and accounts, and to becoming a fully-fledged ICB member.


Course code: OSC1340
Award level: 3

What You Need to Know

  • On completion of this course and relevant examinations, you will be awarded with a Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounts from ICB.
  • Passing this qualification will allow you to become an ICB Member and use the designated letters MICB after your name.
  • ICB is the largest awarding body for bookkeeping and nationally recognised for its qualifications.
  • You will have one year to complete your course.
  • Distance learning means we do all the groundwork and deliver your materials to you by post.
  • Your personal tutor will accompany you throughout your course and provide any support you need via email.

Why You Should Choose Beancounters

The course is one thing, the course provider is another.

Studying with an award-winning college will give you the credibility you need to make your CV stand out from the competition.

So, if becoming a bookkeeper is your life passion then this is the course for you.

We want to do everything to help you succeed, which is why we also throw in some added extras to help you along the way:

  • FREE SAGE 50 software
  • FREE CV re-writing service on completion of your course
  • Super tutor support

Course content

Course content

Topic 1 - Underpinning knowledge

  • Understand the importance of adhering to a code of ethical principles
  • Understand when and how to take appropriate action to cope with unethical behaviour
  • Understand the legal differences between the structures of various types of businesses
  • Understand the main accounting concepts that apply
  • Understand the various Accounting Standards that are applied to the production of year end accounts
  • Understand the different VAT schemes that are available for use
  • Understand the importance of being able to clearly communicate relevant information
  • Understand the requirements for uploads to HMRC under Making Tax Digital (as and when introduced)

Topic 2 - Reconcile Accounts and Correct Errors

  • Reconcile debtors and creditors control accounts
  • Write off a bad debt
  • Correct errors in the accounts

Topic 3 - Reconcile and Produce a VAT return

  • Reconcile the VAT account
  • Complete a VAT return

Topic 4 - Calculate and Post Adjustments to the Accounts

  • Account for the disposal of fixed assets
  • Understand the need to allow for, and be able to post, adjustments to the accounts
  • Provide for revaluation of assets

Topic 5 - Produce draft final accounts for internal management purposes

  • Prepare a set of final accounts suitable for internal management purposes
  • Calculate and post relevant amounts to appropriate profits as required
  • Adjust capital share of partners

Topic 6 - Interpretation of financial statements

  • Understand the importance of interpreting financial statements for internal management purposes
  • Analyse and interpret financial statements
  • Prepare a cash budget


  • This course is assessed through 4 online tests and an examination
  • The examination must be sat in an ICB approved exam centre
  • Each test must be passed in order to gain the complete qualification
  • If you choose not to sit the tests, you will be awarded a certificate of completion only


Course requirements?

As this is the next stage in your membership qualification, you will need to have completed the ICB Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping to progress onto this course.

You will need a basic understanding of numeracy and have a computer or laptop with internet access and stoarge, as the SAGE software will be supplied via a download link!

Your computer must run on Windows 7 or higher as the SAGE software will not run on Windows XP or any Apple Macintosh computer.

What's included?

  • Comprehensive study guide
  • ICB 1-year Annual Subscription and Registration fee worth £80.00 (it can take up to 6 weeks to process the registration)
  • Dedicated personal tutor support by email
  • Dedicated student support
  • Accreditation
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Open Study College ballpoint pen and highlighter
  • Student study planner
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
  • FREE Sage 50 Accounts software (available in disk format only)
  • FREE CV writing service

Extra costs?

If you want to go all the way and complete the examinations, there will be a small fee to be paid to ICB.

£549 £549

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