Distance Learning Book-Keeping Courses

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Woodgrove Tutorials:
Based in Gloucester in England, Woodgrove Tutorials are an award winning college and a training provider of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) courses through distance learning / home study. ICB's primary objectives are to promote bookkeepers and enable them to gain recognition as an integral element of the financial system. The ICB controls this through qualifications and grades of membership which recognise the achievements of its members in academia, experience and individual competence.

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Photo of Distance Learning Book-Keeping CoursesA Gloucester-based distance learning training provider of book-keeping and accounts courses, Woodgrove Tutorials are accredited training providers for the ICB. The school is run by Brian J Harford FCCA, a Chartered Certified Accountant (making an Award acceptance speech opposite).

About The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB):

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers are the largest book-keeping institute in the world, representing and accrediting international bookkeeping members and promoting bookkeeping as a profession. There are many ICB courses which range from beginners through to expert levels. A trainee will normally start at the beginners’ level and take incrementally more challenging tests throughout their career, although it is not uncommon for students to start at a more intermediate level if they already have relevant experience.

The ICB qualifications attained as a result are enormously beneficial in gaining employment as a bookkeeper. Although the ICB provide the examination body, they don’t teach the courses themselves.

Bookkeeping Training:

Image of Distance Learning Book-Keeping CoursesBookkeeping training is essential to any business, whether it be for an employee of a large national company or a self employed businessman. It is vital that every business has at least one employee who is trained and qualified in bookkeeping to ensure that the business is run efficiently. Bookkeeping training is crucial for anyone who is doing the bookkeeping for a business, as it involves the disciplined recording of financial information which is a critical part of the business and must be carried out on a regular basis. 

Bookkeeping is such an important part of every business as it tracks the financial transactions of a business on a day to day basis, this is imperative in order to ensure that the correct business transaction records are given to the accountant and to avoid any mistakes.

ICB Bookkeeping Courses:

With Woodgrove Tutorials, students receive a ‘hard copy’ of the Course Modules on enrolment (by email and/or post by air mail) and then submit assignments online. The end exam for the ICB Level 1 is taken online at your home. External exams for levels II and III can be taken in most countries around the world.

- ICB Level I Certificate in Basic Bookkeeping
- ICB Level II Certificate in Manual Bookkeeping
- ICB Level II Certificate in Computerised Bookkeeping (teaches you how to use Sage accounting software)
- ICB Level III Diploma in Manual Bookkeeping

Why Choose ICB Courses?
By choosing ICB courses for your bookkeeper training you will gain an internationally recognised qualification, backed up by the ICBs standards of professional conduct, giving potential clients and employers confidence that you have the best possible knowledge of bookkeeping.

AICB (Associate of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) Career Path:

Our AICB Career Path Course package will quickly lead you to ICB Associate Membership. To attain AICB status you will be required to pass three exams:

- ICB Level I Certificate in Basic Bookkeeping
- ICB Level II Certificate in Manual Bookkeeping
- ICB Level II Certificate in Computerised Bookkeeping

You have one year in which to complete the Manual Career Path Courses and a further six months in which to complete the Level II Certificate in Bookkeeping Computerised Course. As soon as you have completed each course you can then immediately sit the exam for that course. In practice, it should take much less time to achieve AICB status as there are no set examination dates and all examinations are available on-demand throughout the year.

Enhancing your career:
When you have completed your ICB courses to at least level III and gained full membership of the Institute, you will find career prospects are greatly increased. Membership of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers demonstrates that you have successfully completed ICB courses and examination in the highest standard of bookkeeping training available. Many employers will happily employ ICB qualified bookkeepers and allow further training in the form of more advanced ICB courses, enhancing career and earning prospects further.


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