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Based in Gloucester, England, Woodgrove Tutorials are an award winning college that offer Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) courses through distance learning / home study. The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers is the largest book-keeping institute in the world, representing and accrediting international bookkeeping members and promoting bookkeeping as a profession.

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There are many ICB courses which range from beginners through to expert levels. As an aPhoto of Contact Page - Online ICB Certificate in Basic Bookkeepingccredited training provider for the ICB, Woodgrove Tutorials offer the following courses: ICB Level I Certificate in Basic Bookkeeping; ICB Level II Certificate in Manual Bookkeeping and ICB Level III Diploma in Manual Bookkeeping.

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:
This certificate course covers the basic principles of double entry bookkeeping and how they are used in business. Students must be able to demonstrate their ability to understand and carry out the following functions:

Books of Original Entry:
- Explain why they are needed and from what source of information they are compiled
- Explain the principles of the double-entry system and the functions of the books in this regard
- Draw up the books and enter transactions in them
- Post from them to the ledger accounts
- Make opening journal entries from items provided
- Make journal entries for the purchase of fixed assets
- Make journal entries for the correction of errors
- Correctly set up and make entries in a two column cash book
- Understand the importance of credit control within a business

Ledger Accounts:
- Explain their purpose
- Explain the difference between capital and revenue items, and between real, nominal and personal accounts
- Explain the significance of debit and credit entries in each of them
- Make opening entries in them
- Record the double-entry of transactions for capital and revenue items
- Calculate and record their balances
- Make correct entries for payroll transactions
- Write off bad debts

Trial Balances:
- Explain why they are needed
- Explain the action to be taken in the case of non-agreement
- Explain the types of error that they will/will not disclose
- Correct any errors made in the posting of any transaction not involving the suspense account
- Prepare such trial balances

Business Documents:
- Understand the basic law relating to contract, the sale of goods and the retention of documents
- Understand the nature of different accounting procedures including a simple system for coding business data
- Design and produce purchase orders, sales invoices, credit notes and statements of account which include VAT and trade discount
- Understand the need for a systematic filing system for business documents as part of the general administration of a business
- Understand the need to have an authorisation system for ordering goods
- Understand the importance of using recognisable documents in a standard house style
- Understand the various methods of ordering eg fax, internet etc

Security of Data:
- Understand the functions and services of banks
- Understand the basic principles of the Data Protection Act
- Describe the treatment of cheques, standing orders, direct debits, giro credits, credit transfers, CHAPS, BACs, credit and debit cards
- Use cheque books and paying in slips correctly

Credit Control:
Explain the importance of credit control ensuring that:
- Overdue debts are reviewed
- Payments are made on time

Once students have achieved the Level I Certificate in Basic Bookkeeping, they may take the Level II Certificate in Manual Bookkeeping.

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