International Association of Bookkeepers (IAB)

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International Association of Bookkeepers (IAB)

Who is this course for?

The International Association of Bookkeepers (IAB) qualifications are designed for those who already work in a bookkeeping role or those looking for a change of career into bookkeeping.


What are the entry requirements for the course?

No formal educational qualifications are required.

It is recommended if you have no prior knowledge or experience of bookkeeping you enrol on the Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping course, and progress onto Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping and then Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping & Accounting


How long is this course?

Level 1: 6 evening sessions once a week from 18:00 to 20:30

OR: 3 day time sessions held on Saturdays from 09:00 to 14:30

Level 2: 9 evening sessions once a week  from 18:00 to 20:30 + 1 Saturday revision session

Level 3: 16 evening sessions once a week from 18:00 to 20:30 + 1 Saturday revision session

Summer Term 2018

Level 2 Certificate in Book-keeping (RQF) – Tuesday 26 June – course code 1766IAB204 – details to follow

Level 3 Certificate in Book-keeping & Accounting (RQF) – Tuesday 24 July – course code 1766IABD03 – details to follow

Autumn Term 2018

Level 1 Award in Book-keeping (RQF) – Tuesday 7 August – course code 1766IAB107 – Click here for details

Level 3 Certificate in Book-keeping & Accounting (RQF) – Thursday 15 November – course code tbc – details to follow



What will I study on this course?

Find out full information on what you will study below:


What Qualification will I gain?

On successfully passing a Level 2 qualification you are eligible to apply to become an Associate of the IAB.

On successfully passing Level 3 exams you are eligible to apply to become a Member of the IAB.

For more information on membership please click here


How is the course assessed?

IAB Level 1: one knowledge test and two online assignments

IAB Level 2: two knowledge tests, two online assignments and a final exam

IAB level 3: one knowledge test, two online assignments and a final exam


What does this course lead on to?

Qualifications are designed to equip candidates with the necessary knowledge and skills for a particular occupational role. 


How much will it cost?

Level 1 Award evening sessions full cost £251.00:  Registered ISE (GST) exempt companies £239.05

Level 1 Award Saturday sessions full cost £256.00: Registered ISE (GST) exempt companies £243.81

Level 2 Certificate full cost £348.00 – Registered ISE (GST) exempt companies £331.73

Level 3 Certificate full cost £647.00:  Registered ISE (GST) exempt companies £616.64


How can I find out more?

For further information please contact  608708 or email


Exam resit dates 2018:

IAB Level 3: Friday 6 April 2018 at 10.00am

Register before Friday 16 February 2018 to take part in this sitting



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