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CPD and Sage Training Courses


The modern day bookkeeper has greater software choice than ever before but Sage remains the market leader in providing accounting and payroll software. By training using Sage, specifically their Sage 50 range, you are ensuring compatibility with the majority of accounting professionals, which, as you start your new career, can be a valuable source of business.

Using our 25+ years’ experience in providing Sage training we will ensure you not only get the guidance needed to pass your exams, but that you’re also provided with valuable onward support as you make the transition from student to professional bookkeeper.

As part of your practical, hands-on training you will be supplied with software from the Sage 50 suite of software, the advantages of which are as follows: 
  • Providing all the functionality you’ll need as a bookkeeper or payroll operator, as part of the Sage 50 software suite, your knowledge gained will be easily transferrable throughout all related Sage 50 products, ensuring compatibility with the majority of working accountants.
  • Your software is supplied with an annual license ensuring your software is upgraded each year.
  • Depending on your preferred course package your accounting software license will be for one or two years. Payroll software is issued with a one year license. If you have continued use of the software after these periods, you can enter into a monthly or annual agreement where you’ll receive significant discount due to our Sage Business Partner status.
  • As a Sage Business Partner we receive significant discounts on all on-going software costs. As a student of IDEAL, 100% of this discount will be passed on to you.
  • From 2009-2014 our ICB pass rates covering ALL computerised bookkeeping and payroll exams average 97.2%; a statistic we’re hugely proud of. This is all the proof you need to be assured that we provide the study materials and software combination that will bring you success.
  • Our Exam Pass Guarantee, where we cover the cost of one re-sit per exam, provides peace of mind that we'll do all we can to ensure you pass your exams at the first attempt.

Entry Requirements:

It is essential that you have a sound knowledge of manual bookkeeping & payroll principles before undertaking computerised study.

The ICB exam structure, covering Levels 2, 3, 4 and Payroll Management will require you to cover the underpinning knowledge at each stage, before you attempt the relevant computerised exam. Our courses are structured in this way and fit in exactly with ICB exam requirements.


BSU100 Business Start Up


This online course teaches the vital elements to be considered when considering starting up your own business or if you plan to help others through the process of starting their businesses.
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ICB0319 ICB Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping & Accounting


A single course option covering the preparation of ALL aspects of the Level III qualification, 5 examinations, which will lead to Full Membership of ICB and the ability to practice as a bookkeeper on a self-employed basis.
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ICB319 MICB - ICB Levels 2 & 3 Manual & Computerised Bookkeeping & Accounts (Sage 50 Accounts Essentials)


Within this course package, covering both manual & computerised elements you will begin your study with Level II before moving straight onto the Level III subjects. Completion of all exams will lead to Full Membership of ICB.
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PY010 Diploma in Payroll Management (Sage 50 Payroll)


Extensive coverage of manual & computerised payroll principles, ensuring full preparation for the ICB exam and your ability offer a complete payroll service. Sage 50 Payroll software is supplied.
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ICB50 MICB - The ICB Career Path (Sage 50 Accounts Essentials & Sage 50 Payroll)


A package of courses designed to provide you with the essential tools to offer a comprehensive bookkeeping, payroll and self-assessment taxation service to potential clients. Includes industry standard Sage software and an INTEREST FREE PAYMENT OPTION.
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ICB60 The ICB Platinum Package


The most comprehensive, career focused suite of ICB courses you'll find anywhere. Covering all levels of ICB study you'll be setting yourself apart from the rest and is the only available supported study route to Fellow Membership of ICB. Includes industry standard Sage software and an INTEREST FREE PAYMENT OPTION.
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