ICB Affiliate Certificate in Bookkeeping (Level 2)


Course Overview

The ICB Affiliate Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2 is great for individuals looking to start a career in Bookkeeping, Finance, or Accountancy. The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers is the largest bookkeeping institute globally. By doing this course, you will learn the principles of bookkeeping, helping you start and progress in an exciting career.

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Is the ICB Affiliate Certificate in Bookkeeping suitable for me?

The ICB Affiliate Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2 is ideal for individuals that come from different industries and educational levels. If you fit into any of the following points, the course will be a good starting point to break into this industry:

  • Looking to retrain and are interested in the finance or accounting sectors.
  • Self-employed individuals looking to manage their own books.
  • Individuals that are administrators wanting to progress in bookkeeping.

There are no prior qualifications or work experience needed to study this course.


How will the ICB Affiliate Certificate in Bookkeeping course benefit me?

Studying this course will give you an insight into bookkeeping and learn the fundamental skills used in the Accounting and Finance industries.

With the qualification, employers are more likely to shortlist your application when applying for a role in bookkeeping.

You will continue to use the essential information gained from studying the ICB Affiliate Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2 throughout your entire career.


What jobs can I apply for after my ICB Affiliate Certificate in Bookkeeping training?

When you have finished the course, you will have multiple career opportunities available. This qualification will allow you to become an Assistant Bookkeeper. Once you have gained enough experience, additional senior roles in Finance and Accounting will become viable.

Some future roles you can expect to work in:

  • Finance Advisors
  • Accountants
  • Senior Bookkeepers
  • Finance Management

Why Us

Why choose to study the ICB Affiliate Certificate in Bookkeeping with e-Careers?

Known for our passion for teaching, and all our courses will provide you with essential skills to help you excel in your career.

Additional benefits:

  • Take the three assessments from the comfort of your own home online or at work.
  • Manageable sections to ensure students understand all crucial information provided throughout the course.
  • Study when it suits you to accommodate your other commitments.
  • Receive relevant skills and knowledge to support your career development.
  • Earn the Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping upon successful completion of the course.
  • Advanced options to upgrade ICB membership to Affiliate Member providing the ability to use designatory letter – AfICB.

We have developed an expert team over the last 10 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 625,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training, and we have earned a 5-star rating on Trustpilot, from over 10,000 students.

By refining our processes, partner relationships, and course materials, we can offer high-quality training solutions for our delegates.

Syllabus & Exams

ICB Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping Syllabus

Learn the fundamental principles of single and double-entry bookkeeping, and gain an understanding of how to apply these skills, whether working with a manual or computerised bookkeeping system.

Gain essential knowledge and practical skills that can be applied across a wide range of industries and sectors, including sales, marketing, retail and manufacturing.

Learn relevant knowledge, skills and experience that can be applied whether working in an employed or self-employed capacity.

Discover how to apply postings from books of prime entry, how to transfer postings from source documents to ledger accounts, and how to produce an initial trial balance.

Learn how to set up a computerised bookkeeping system within almost any kind of business model.

Discover how to enter all financial transactions and understand how to use all the available and relevant information to produce accurate and up-to-date reports.

What are the ICB Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping course modules?

Units of study:

  • Underpinning Knowledge
  • Business Documents
  • Ledger accounts and the division of the ledger
  • Books of prime entry
  • Accounting for VAT
  • Making and receiving payments
  • Trial Balance
  • Use a computerised accounts package
  • Underpinning Knowledge
  • Understand the importance of adhering to a code of Professional Ethics
  • Understand the basic differences between the structures of different types of businesses.
  • Understand the importance of legislation that applies to bookkeepers
  • Understand the basic elements of a contract
  • Understand the Accounting Equation
  • Understand the concept of reporting cash for income tax purposes
  • Identify the various methods of payments and receipts to and from a bank account
  • Understand the need for bank security
  • Understand the basic accounting concepts
  • Business Documents
  • Understand the purpose and range of business documents.
  • Understand the need to prepare business documents for goods supplied
  • Understand the need to check business documents received
  • Ledger accounts and the division of the ledger
  • Understand the purpose of, and make entries into, the ledger accounts
  • Use a set of control accounts in the ledgers
  • Books of prime entry
  • Understand the purpose of, and make entries into, the books of prime entry
  • Accounting for VAT
  • Understand the process of dealing with and accounting for VAT in the ledgers.
  • Making and receiving payments
  • Understand the use of an analysed cash book
  • Understand the purpose and need to record petty cash
  • Understand the purpose and use of the two and three column cash books
  • Trial Balance
  • Understand the purpose and use of the trial balance.
  • Use a computerised accounts package
  • Health and Safety
  • Business Set Up
  • Processing Nominal Ledger and Subsidiary Ledger Accounts
  • Generate reports

ICB Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping Exam Details

You will need to complete an exam to receive your ICB Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping.

The exam will comprise three online assessments, which should be completed in a specified order. Upon completion of the three online assessments, you are then qualified to work as an employed Assistant Bookkeeper.

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