We are also Award winning Accredited Training Providers for the International Association of Bookkeepers (IAB).The IAB is an awarding and supervisory body for professional bookkeepers in the UK. Celebrating 40 years of empowering people across the globe, it is a not-for-profit organisation which promotes the professional status of bookkeepers. IAB professional bookkeeping qualifications carry the hallmark of accreditation – They are accredited by Ofqual – The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).
How to get IAB qualified … and what opportunities there are
With Woodgrove Tutorials you can study a range of Ofqual regulated Levels 1-4 Bookkeeping & Accounting professional qualifications. Afterwards, with recognised IAB qualifications you can opt to:
- Secure a job as a Bookkeeper in the Finance Division of a Business or in an Accountancy practice
- Set up a lucrative business as an IAB Registered Bookkeeper™ – providing financial skills to a host of industries
SEE: www.woodgrove-tutorials.co.uk for FULL details of our IAB Courses.
Woodgrove Tutorials are congratulated by IAB CEO Malcolm Trotter (at the House of Commons) after receiving their ‘Special Award for Continued Outstanding Achievement in IAB exams:
IAB Tutor of the year – Highly Commended Award presented by former television Newsreader and Presenter Jan Leeming to Brian Harford FCCA,FIAB,MICB :
ICB Special Offer:-
Affiliate Member of the ICB and the award of the designatory letters AfICB after your name – Comprising ICB Level II Manual and Computerised (using Sage 50) Courses for just £369! Normal price £1,189 – saving 69% !
All Our ICB Bookkeeping Courses include FREE ICB Student registration and FREE 12 month ICB membership worth £75.
This Course will teach you Manual Bookkeeping & Computerised Bookkeeping. We provide you with Sage 50.Our Sage 50 Courses include FREE access to the Sage e-learning portal and this greatly enhances our ICB Students learning experience. Click here for enrolment: http://www.icbcourses.co/aficb-career-path/
Recent ‘posts’ on ICB Forum:
”My ICB exam result was received just 4 days after submitting my answers. I am so impressed with my Training Provider – Woodgrove Tutorials. Brian and Fiona have been available to offer help and support whenever I needed them. Their turnaround of marking my work was phenomenal the longest I ever had to wait was half an hour!!! Imagine my delight at getting 97% Distinction. I can now jump to Level 4 of the new syllabus with Woodgrove Tutorials supporting me all the way.” AngieC
”A big thank you to Woodgrove Tutorials, (Brian and Fiona). Have just passed my 3 Level 2 Exams with 92% 96% and 99%. Making an overall achievement of 96% Distinction.” Debbie Pattison
Your ICB Course Tutors are vastly experienced Award winning Tutors. Due to our teaching methods, our Students successes are:-
We have been ICB Accredited Training Providers for the past 5 years. During this time our ICB Students have passed their exams with an average exam pass mark of 94% (Distinction & Merit grades)!
”My dreams of becoming a Certified Bookkeeper have been realised. I have studied towards the MICB qualification to enable me to change career from Teaching. After finishing my ICB studies I am now looking for a job involving Bookkeeping so I can gain practical experience before hopefully being able to set up my own Bookkeeping Business in the future. Woodgrove Tutorials provided me with all the study materials I needed as well as excellent support, and I would like to thank Brian & Fiona for their excellent materials and VERY prompt replies to my questions which enabled me to do so well in the ICB exams.’’
With Woodgrove Tutorials, you too can attain MICB which is life changing as it will ensure you attain your Career Development goals.
A series of helpful articles covering a range of finance-related has been created by Brian Harford, FCCA,FIAB,MIAB Principal of Accredited Training Provider Woodgrove Tutorials.
Published Articles by Brian J Harford, FCCA,FIAB,MICB:-
Budgets & Forecasts:
Understanding share prices quoted in the Financial Press…Brian Harford FCCA,FIAB,MICB,Principal of Woodgrove Tutorials, is the Author of a series of very helpful Articles covering a wide range of Finance related topics as well as areas that will help you in your studies.In this Article, Brian provides guidance on the meaning of the share prices and related data that is quoted daily in the Financial Press. This Article, which has been published, provides you with a better understanding of what this means.
To view the article click here
Published Article by Brian J Harford, FCCA,FIAB,MICB – Cash Budgeting & Forecasting to raise Finance for a Business.
Cash flow is the life blood to all businesses especially new ones which are particularly cash sensitive.It is important for a business to be able to project how its current cash resources will profile over a given period……………………….
Full Published Article on:
Published Articles by Brian J Harford, FCCA,FIAB,MICB - Importance of Double Entry Bookkeeping
Click here: ”Just no substitute for ‘T’ Accounts” Bookkeeping Tutor, Brian Harford FCCA, FIAB, MICB, talks us through the benefit of double entry Bookkeeping.
Consumer Credit Licences- payments for goods and services by instalments – Article by Brian J Harford FCCA,FIAB
Full Article on:
Brian Harford FCCA,FIAB,MICB Principal of Accredited Training Provider Woodgrove Tutorials, has written an article on projecting the fixed asset position of a business and the main aspects to consider when purchasing any fixed asset.
Full published article on:
To speak to Brian call 01989 720380
Your ICB Tutors will be:
ICB Manual Courses:-
Brian J Harford FCCA, FIAB,MICB , a Qualified Certified Accountant who received a special Award at the House of Commons in recognition of his outstanding achievements in Tutoring Bookkeeping Students by Distance Learning.
ICB Sage 50 Courses:-
Woodgrove Tutorials’ Sage Tutor is Fiona Bradley MA BA FMAAT FIoC FIAB. Fiona is an Award winning Sage Tutor with over 20 years experience of advising and training on how to make the best use of Sage accounting software.
Student Testimonial (as posted on the ICB’s Forum):-
‘’ After less than 2 months intensive studying I have managed to complete my Level II Manual and Computerised Bookkeeping course, with 2 merits on the manual papers and a distinction on my computerised section. At the same time, I also wanted to share my experiences of working with two fantastic tutors, Brian Harford and Fiona Bradley of Woodgrove Tutorials.With Woodgrove Tutorials, the tutorial service I have received has been fantastic. From answering initial questions prior to enrolment, sending out course documentation and software swiftly and the ongoing support/feedback and advise throughout my learning experience, both Brian and Fiona have been absolutely superb and I would highly recommend their services. For ICB Course Packages, please give Woodgrove Tutorials a look.” Gareth Castle
See many more testimonials like:
”I have PASSED !!! I am so pleased I got 97% Distinction ! I will post something on the ICB forum to say how great you all have been”. Angie Capper
‘’Just to let you know that I have passed the ICB Level 3 Diploma with Distinction!. I am really pleased with this result. Thank you for your excellent materials and help with the Course.” Carol Walker
”Just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your support. I passed my ICB Computerised Bookkeeping exam with 94% so have now achieved AICB. Very pleased!!!” Louisa Houghton
”I got a Distinction in the ICB Level 3 Diploma exam! Thanks for all your support.” Joanne Wells
‘’Having researched various Distance Learning Colleges on the ICB website yours impressed me the most’’. Miriam Roche
‘’I will repeat again that you are brilliant teacher because for this short time you give me so useful knowledge and information!’’ Ralitsa Zamfirova
“I started bookkeeping studies and have attained MICB status in under 10 months. This is largely due to the support I received from Woodgrove Tutorials; the marking of assignments was always very quick and comments were always constructive and encouraging, if only all Training Providers were like this!” Steve Hubbard
With over 30 years’ experience in teaching Bookkeeping & Accounts by Distance Learning, Woodgrove Tutorials deliver the highest quality tutor support by telephone and online.
Testimonials: (With our Training methods, there is no reason why you too cannot join our 100% Club)
ICB Level 2 (Manual) 100% Distinction – ‘’Thank you to Brian Harford at Woodgrove Tutorials for helping me to achieve perfection!’’ Tim Davies
‘’Good news, I have passed ICB Level II (Paper B1) with Distinction (100%!) So, I’d like to thank you for helping me get there.’’ Karen Clarke
’’ICB exams – 100% Pass Distinction! Whoop! Thank you very much for all your help.’’ Naomi Liddle
‘’I just wanted to let you know that I did the ICB exam this morning and scored 100% . I am thrilled with this. Thanks again’’.- Ros Mundy
‘’Just to let you know I did my ICB exam this morning & got a Distinction 100%’’Penny Chapman
‘’Just to let you know I got 100% in the ICB exam so I’m really pleased! Thanks for all your help’’. Thanks again and all the best. Peter Rees
”Here is my result for my ICB Level Certificate II external exam:
|Many thanks” Denise Clancey|
‘’Just to let you know I did my ICB Level 1 exam this morning & got a Distinction 100%! Many thanks for everything’’ Penny Chapman
‘’Just to let you know that I sat the ICB exam this morning and got a Distinction 100% Very pleased! Thanks for all your help.’’ Naomi Diaz-Osborn
”I received my results for ICB Level 2 Computerised and I gained another distinction with 100%!!”
ICB Level II Pam Lewis 100%
ICB Level I Penelope Chapman 100%
ICB Level I Peter Rees 100%
‘’I checked my results and found that I got 100% on the ICB L2 Manual exam, very pleased. Thanks again for your help.’’ Naomi Diaz-Osborn
For MANY more testimonials from delighted Students see:
The latest Hays Salary Survey shows what Bookkeepers are currently getting paid (on average). Below is a Regional breakdown of what you could soon be earning once you pass your ICB exams with Woodgrove Tutorials!
LONDON – Bookkeeper £28,000, SOUTH EAST ENGLAND – Bookkeeper £25,000, SOUTH WEST ENGLAND – Bookkeeper £22,000, WALES – Bookkeeper £21,000, YORKSHIRE/HUMBERSIDE – Bookkeeper £21,000, NORTH EAST ENGLAND – Bookkeeper £18,000, NORTH WEST ENGLAND – Bookkeeper £22,750, NORTHERN IRELAND – Bookkeeper £19,000, SCOTLAND – Bookkeeper £21,500
Note: The Hay Group is the world’s leading supplier of accurate Salary information and analysis.
The Luca* Awards recognise outstanding achievement in the Bookkeeping profession. Woodgrove Tutorials has been Nominated no less than 5 times!!
* Luca Pacioli is the Cistercian monk who, in 1494, invented the process of double entry bookkeeping that still endures today.
Woodgrove Tutorials’ Sage Tutor is Fiona Bradley MA BA FMAAT FIoC FIAB. Fiona has won an ‘Ingenious Britain’ Award!
Ingenious Britain has been endorsed by Sir Richard Branson. As part of their preparations for Ingenious Britain Live!, Ingenious Britain recently conducted a search for ten Ingenious Britons. Fiona’s Business was awarded the prestigious accolade of being named as one of Britain’s 10 Ingenious Businesses!
For full details see:
Fully Compliant Courses
Our ICB Courses comply fully with the New ICB Qualifications and Syllabus (effective from 1 April 2014), which are aimed at getting ICB Students qualified quicker, within an enhanced Qualification Framework. The new ICB Syllabus and Qualification levels are in line with National Occupational Standards.
The three Levels of ICB Membership
ICB is the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, the largest book-keeping institute in the world, representing and accrediting international bookkeeping members and promoting bookkeeping as a profession.
Bookkeeping is a viable and rewarding career choice. The average ICB qualified Bookkeeper works flexible hours from home, runs their own business, and can earn up to £30,000 per year. They work with local small businesses and start-ups, supporting the local economy. Some employ up to 30 staff members and have over 200 clients.
By choosing ICB courses for your bookkeeper training you will gain an internationally recognised qualification, backed up by the ICB’s standards of professional conduct, giving potential clients and employers confidence that you have the best possible knowledge of bookkeeping.
Bookkeeping is a fantastic profession which could lead to jobs within industry or empower you to set up your own self employed business. All of the ICB’s qualifications are available for you to complete as and when you have the time – YOU specify which week of the year you want to take any of your exams – there are no set dates at the ICB!
ICB Level II Certificate in Bookkeeping
(NOTE: Level II is the first Level of the ICB professional qualification and you start with this Level).
Successful achievement at the full (Manual + Computerised) ICB Level II qualification will lead to Affiliate Membership of ICB and the award of the designatory letters AfICB after your name.
Occupation Role for AfICB : Employed/Self Employed Assistant Bookkeeper
ICB Level III Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounting
Successful achievement at the full (Manual + Computerised) qualification will lead to Associate Membership of ICB and the award of the designatory letters AICB.
The designation AICB means you are a Certified Bookkeeper. This gives a very reliable benchmark for Small and Medium sized Businesses.
Occupation Role: Self Employed /Employed Bookkeeper
See AICB Career Path page for ICB Level III Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounting (Manual + Computerised) Courses
ICB Level IV Certificate in Advanced Bookkeeping and Accounting
Successful achievement at the full qualification (Manual +Computerised) will lead to Membership of ICB and the award of the designatory letters MICB. The designation MICB means you are a Certified Bookkeeper. This gives a very reliable benchmark for Small and Medium sized Businesses including Limited Companies.
Occupation Role: Self Employed /Employed Bookkeeper
See MICB Career Path page for MICB (Manual + Computerised) Courses.
INTRODUCTION TO BOOKKEEPING COURSE
If you're thinking about getting a job in Finance, running your own Bookkeeping Business or doing the Bookkeeping for your own Sole Trader Business, this Course is a great starting point as a 'Taster' to the ICB Level II Certificate in Bookkeeping Course and indeed to the full ICB professional qualification.
The purpose of this Course is to give you an appreciation and understanding of the principals of Bookkeeping & Accounts in a short timescale under the tutelage of Brian J. Harford FCCA, MICB CB Dip., a Qualified Chartered Certified Account with nearly 40 years experience in teaching this subject.Click here to download the syllabus
There are assignments to be submitted for this Course and as with all of our Courses you will have full tutorial support by e-mail and telephone throughout.