With over 30 years’ experience in teaching Bookkeeping & Accounts by Distance Learning, Woodgrove Tutorials deliver the highest quality tutor support by telephone and online.

Telephone: 01989 720380

Bookkeeping Courses & Accounting Courses

Your IAB Tutors will be:

IAB Manual Courses:- Brian J Harford  FCCA, MICB CB Dip.,. a Qualified Accountant who received a special Award at the House of Commons for his Continued Outstanding Achievements in IAB exams.

IAB Sage Courses:- 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. Fiona’s   Business was awarded the prestigious accolade of being named as one of Britain’s 10 Ingenious Businesses!

Welcome To Woodgrove Tutorials – Providers Of IAB Accredited Courses

Welcome to Woodgrove Tutorials. We are an Award winning Accredited Training provider for the International Association of Bookkeepers (IAB) and provide a range of comprehensive accredited bookkeeping courses and accredited accounting courses, alongside our own bookkeeping for beginners, intermediate bookkeeping and advanced bookkeeping, Our IAB bookkeeping courses are fully accredited by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual).

In 40 years, 150,000 students have gained IAB qualifications.


We are accredited Training Providers for the following IAB Qualifications:-

The IAB is the leading awarding and supervisory body for professional bookkeepers in the UK.

Computerised Accounting for Business (CAB) Courses:

Sage and the IAB, have joined forces to create the first ever accredited qualification in Computerised Accounting for Business (CAB) using Sage 50 Accounts Professional software.  These Qualifications are fully accredited by Ofqual and endorsed and Certified by Sage. Our CAB Courses include Sage 50 software! and are available in both in ‘hard copy’ Manuals and are also as an on line ‘e book’!

The three CAB Levels are:

This comprehensive accounting course will not only provide you with modern business accounting skills, but will also provide you with a respected qualification, the perfect addition to a C.V for those looking to increase their employability!

Success in the IAB Level 1 Award and Level 2 Certificate in Computerised Accounting for Business (CAB) will mean that you can apply to become an Associate Member of the IAB and this will entitle you to use the prestigious letters ‘’AIAB’’ after your name.

Success in the IAB Level 1 Award, Levels 2 and 3 Certificate in Computerised Accounting for Business (CAB) will mean that you can apply to become an  Member of the IAB and this will entitle you to use the prestigious letters ‘’MIAB’’ after your name.

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Congratulations to Woodgrove Tutorials CAB Sage 50 Tutor Fiona Bradley – a true ‘Ingenious Britian’!

Woodgrove Tutorials’ Sage Tutor, Fiona Bradley MA BA FMAAT FIoC FIAB is Managing Director of her own Business which is called AQ4B.

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. The criteria for these awards is small business owners who can demonstrate a tangible impact on their business as a result of being ingenious.

Fiona’s Business was awarded the prestigious accolade of being named as one of Britain’s 10 Ingenious Businesses!


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Student of the Year

A Woodgrove Tutorials student WON the IAB Student of the year Award. The Awards Ceremony was held at the House of Commons.

“Susan Kerr of West Sussex, a student of Woodgrove Tutorials online distance learning centre for the International Association of Book -Keepers (IAB) courses, won the Student of the Year Award at the Business Enterprise Awards ceremony held at the House of Commons. The awards, sponsored by Lloyds TSB, HM Revenue and Customs, Business Link and other major companies, recognise best practice in accounting and finance training, and individuals’ efforts to improve their career prospects.” – The Indepedent

“This was a truly outstanding achievement” said IAB Chief Executive Malcolm Trotter, praising Susan Kerr and her Tutor Brian Harford.

Celebrating 40 years of empowering people across the globe, the IAB is a not-for-profit organisation which promotes the professional status of bookkeepers.

Respected worldwide, the IAB offers extensive Financial Qualifications which are accredited by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual).

”Distance learning is an important and fast-growing element of the services it offers those training to be Bookkeepers”. IAB C.E.O. Malcolm Trotter

Bookkeeping skills are the bedrock of  Businesses today. Without doubt, they:

  • Enhance job prospects
  • Help a Business thrive
  • Open doors to new opportunities for Businesses and their Bookkeepers

Whether you are a Business start-up, need a career change or want to study for your future, our IAB accredited accounting and bookkeeping courses offer the ‘best for business’ choice and a selection of bookkeeping and accounting courses to help you train to be a Bookkeeper.

Be at the top of your profession -

become  a fully qualified IAB ‘Registered Bookkeeper’

 with Woodgrove Tutorials.

  • Associate membership (AIAB)

Entitling you to use AIAB after your name, you can apply for Associate membership if you hold:

L2 Certificate in Bookkeeping QCF.

  • IAB Member (MIAB)

As a full Member of the IAB, you are free to use the letters MIAB after your name to illustrate your level of competence – and to show your qualified, professional status.

Once registered as a fully-fledged Member, you gain unlimited support, money-saving discounts and access to professional development to further your career.

Although you don’t need practical experience to register as a Member, you do need the following qualifications as a minimum condition:

L3 Certificate in Bookkeeping QCF.

  • IAB Fellow (FIAB)

As a Fellow of the IAB you join a respected league of professionals who can use the ultimate bookkeeping title – ‘Registered Bookkeeper’

Fellow membership of the IAB is a mark of professional excellence, a signal to employers and businesses that you are at the very top of your field.

As the highest grade of IAB membership, a Fellow is a special accolade as it:

  • Symbolises your proven expertise and experience
  • Gives you credibility as a Registered Bookkeeper
  • Enables you to use the letters FIAB after your name


We have been specialist providers of distance learning bookkeeping & accounting courses for over 36 years. During this time, we have received literally hundreds of testimonials from delighted students. Our Principal, Brian J Harford FCCA is an award winning qualified Charted Certified Accountant with 35  years teaching experience in Bookkeeping & Accounts. For 17 years he was a Part Time Lecturer at:

London Metropolitan University (formerly Guildhall University).


The International Association of Book-keepers (IAB) was founded in 1973 and until approximately ten years ago it focussed purely on being a professional and examining body for bookkeepers. Building on this, today the IAB is the leading UK and international professional body for those providing bookkeeping and related accounting services to small businesses. Through its broad range of Ofqual accredited qualifications and its CPD activities, the IAB aims to meet an extensive range of financial skills needs.

For the prestigious IAB professional qualification we provide you with Course materials and personalised tutorial support which is second to none. Expect VERY prompt feedback on assignments submitted to us with telephone and e mail support from your personal Tutor.

As a result of our Students’ outstanding successes in the IAB exams Woodgrove Tutorials has won the following:

‘Special award for Students Continued Outstanding Achievements in the IAB exams’ This award was presented to Woodgrove Tutorials in the House of Commons.

Brian J Harford FCCA , Principal of Woodgrove Tutorials received this special Award from Clive Johnson FFA FIAB FCIB MIBC Chairman of Council.
Brian J Harford FCCA, Principal of Woodgrove Tutorials made his Award acceptance speech at the House of Commons.Woodgrove Tutorials and was congratulated by Malcolm Trotter the IAB’s Chief Executive.

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IAB wins award at the BKN Bookkeeping Awards

The IAB is delighted to announce it has won the award for ‘Professional Institute of the Year’ in the BKN Bookkeeping Awards.

The Award was voted for by bookkeepers, accountants, business owners and members of The Book-keepers Network & Forum (BKN) and it is awarded to the most popular Professional Institute.


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