Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
Our Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping online course covers all the core elements of bookkeeping, ensuring you have the knowledge you need to keep on top of your business finances, to boost your skills for your job or become self-employed as a bookkeeper. Through interactive online activities, tutor-marked assignments and learning materials developed by subject matter experts, gain the confidence and knowledge you need to thrive in the world of business.
In this course, you’ll cover all the key elements, including double-entry book-keeping, VAT, ledgers, wages and salaries, and balance sheets in a way that is engaging and easy to understand.
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If you are looking to develop the core skills of bookkeeping, and advance your career then studying our ICB Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping course online is the perfect choice!
Working flexibly, at a pace that suits you, you’ll study fully interactive online resources written by experts and track your progress at intervals throughout the course with tutor-marked assignments.
This course is ideal if you:
Section 1 An Introduction to bookkeeping
Topic 1 The roles of bookkeepers
Topic 2 Accounting terminology and concepts
Topic 3 The basic principles of double-entry bookkeeping
Topic 4 Introducing VAT
Topic 5 The cash book
Section 2 Business documents and the accounts records
Topic 1 Business documents
Topic 2 Books of prime entry
Topic 3 Posting to the ledgers
Topic 4 Coding
Section 3 The bank and cash
Topic 1 Petty cash
Topic 2 Bank and cash records
Topic 3 Bank reconciliations
Section 4 Accounting for VAT
Topic 1 VAT
Topic 2 VAT transactions
Section 5 Journal entries and the trial balance
Topic 1 Journal entries and postings
Topic 2 The trial balance
Section 6 Reconciling and reporting
Topic 1 Suspense accounts
Topic 2 Control accounts
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Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
Interactive online learning with tutor marked assignments to prepare you for the assessments
Complete at your own pace – enrol anytime and take the assessment as soon as you’re ready.
Approx. 120* hours plus time for completing assignments per level
*This is an estimate. Everyone is different and learns at a different pace. Your study time will not only include reading the online course materials and doing the online activities, but also completing assignments and preparing yourself for the assessment.
Introductory assignment – ‘Getting to know you’ session with your tutor. This can be arranged with your tutor to take place by telephone, video call or email
6 assignments – these do not contribute towards your final grade
There are no essential set texts, as all of the information you need to succeed in the course is included in the course materials.
Our course fees are clear and transparent to help you plan for any additional costs.
Your course fee includes:
Your course fee does not cover:
If you need more support, you can purchase:
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3 online exams which you can take at home when you are ready with remote invigilation, no need to wait or travel to an exam venue.
It’s your choice: you can pay in full at the point of enrolment, or you can spread the cost over monthly instalments with our finance offer. We offer a choice of six or 12 month repayment plans, with 0% APR as standard.
To pay in instalments you will need to enrol by telephone.
Course fee: £395
Amount of credit: £355.50
Monthly payment: £59.25
Duration of agreement: 6 months
Total repayable: £395
Rate of interest: 0% (fixed)
0% APR representative.
The National Extension College (NEC) work with finance company Deko. For more information on our relationship with Deko and repayment plans click here.
In order to gain the qualification, ICB requires a fee of £55 (correct as of January 2021). This is for a 12 month membership to ICB. This price is set by ICB and is payable on enrolment.
If you are over 65 years of age or are in receipt of any of the benefits listed here, you may be eligible for a 25% reduction in membership fee. You will need to follow instructions outlined on the ICB website and send a copy of your written confirmation to us for us to process your application.
As part of NEC’s mission to widen participation our team is happy to discuss payment options unavailable online. Please contact our team on 0800 389 2839 or email email@example.com