ICB Level II Certificate Bookkeeping – Distance Learning

All of our distance courses are supported by fully qualified accountants who are qualified tutors. All of our tutors have significant work experience in finance and are accomplished trainers. Our professional training staff provide more insight and expertise to our students and ensure that they gain the most from their learning experience.

ICB Certficate in Bookkeeping

Course Overview

This is the Certificate in Bookkeeping Level II to the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers qualification. It is a fully accredited course and is taught in a distance learning format. You will be supported by a full-time Bookkeeping tutor, who is an experienced and qualified accountant.

Course Format

The course material will be sent to you and you will receive full support from your remote tutor. All of our tutors are trained financial professional and accountants.


The Course entails Paper B1, Paper B2 and Paper B3. Your fees include membership to the ICB, which has a value of £75. All exams and mock exams are not included and can be purchased later, when you are ready to take the exams.

Paper B1

  • Underpinning knowledge (10% weighting)
    • terms in bookkeeping (assets, liabilities etc.)
    • banking procedures
    • understanding the different categories of VAT (standard, reduced, zero, exempt, outside the scope)
  • Calculation of business documents including calculation of VAT (20% weighting)
  • Entering transactions into the ledgers including the analysed cash book, cash transactions, credit transactions, discounts, petty cash book, two column cash book and VAT (40% weighting)
  • Making and receiving payments  (20% weighting)
  • Production and explanation of a trial balance (10% weighting)

Paper B2

  • Underpinning knowledge (10% weighting)
    • ethics
    • legislation
    • types of businesses including simple cash based businesses
    • identifying sections of the ledger
    • accounting concepts
  • Further double entry including the following (60% weighting)
    • Topics from paper 1
    • Day books and control accounts in a double-entry system
    • Writing off a bad debt
    • Construction Industry Scheme
    • Non-sole trader entries (subscriptions, donations, drawings of partners etc)
  • Making and receiving payments (20% weighting)
    • Three column cash book
    • The analysed cash book
  • Production and explanation of a trial balance (10% weighting)

Paper B3

  • opening entries
  • entering cash and credit transactions
  • producing a trial balance
  • producing reports for debtors, creditors, bank and the audit trail


Related Courses