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Bookkeeping Courses – Award Winning Bookkeeping Course

from Brian J Harford FCCA,FIAB


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).

We have been specialist providers of distance learning bookkeeping & accounting courses for over 36 years. During this time, we have enrolled more than 2,000 students and received literally hundreds of testimonials from delighted students.

No less than 8 Woodgrove Tutorials Students have been ‘Top Students’ out of hundreds of students who sat the IAB exams. View the letters at

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), and he has previously received the Tutor of the Year award at a prestigious ceremony at the House of Commons for his outstanding contribution in assisting individuals to become fully qualified bookkeepers.

“I don’t think we’ve ever had a failure in the past five years,” he says.

We provide FULL Tutorial support – 7 days a week.

“If I send him an assignment, it’s back in a couple of hours.” – Emma Fone

For Articles on Finance written by B J Harford FCCA FIAB and published by the IAB see:




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 as an online ‘e book’!

These courses include:

  • An Ofqual Accredited qualification and quality IAB Certificate.
  • Sage 50 Accounts Professional software.
  • An additional, new look, printed software specific Certificate of Competence, complete with unique certificate authentication.
  • Access to ‘iabonline’ for a convenient way to complete all electronic assessments included in the qualification. The CAB exams can be sat at home so you do not need to travel to an External Exam Centre.
  • Knowledge & Skills Training Manuals
  • Full Tutorial support throughout by expert award winning Tutors
  • 12 months Student Membership giving access to all IAB Benefits


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 and Levels 2 and 3 Certificates 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.

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!

Find out more about our CAB courses – including special offer prices.



“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 training courses offer the ‘best for business’ choice and a selection of bookkeeping and accounting courses to help you train to be a Bookkeeper.

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




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

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 the 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 an L3 Certificate in Bookkeeping QCF as a minimum condition:

  • 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


Woodgrove Tutorials’ Sage Tutor is Fiona Bradley MA BA FMAAT FIoC FIAB. Fiona has won an award from Ingenious Britain, endorsed by Sir Richard Branson. Fiona’s business was awarded the prestigious accolade of being named as one of Britain’s 10 Ingenious Businesses!

‘’Fiona kindly helped me on Boxing Day of all days!’’ Alison Barker IAB Student

”I must say I am very happy with the results of my assignment. Also, I would like to thank you about the immediate feedback.” Veska Zhelezova

See many more testimonials on our outstanding Tutorial Support at:-




Our IAB Levels 1,2 and 3 Special Offer prices include your IAB Student Registration and ALL your IAB exam fees!

Normally £1,357 – now just for just £1,058! PAY BY INSTALMENTS! £198 on enrolment + 10 monthly payments of £86


For details of our Beginners Course which costs just £175 visit

This course will give you the ‘knowledge’ and a certificate upon successful completion of the related assignments.



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.


Two big "thank you's" for your feedback on L4 and further insights on the proper use of the cash book and cash/bank accounts.All this is helping me a very great deal. Thank you for your help. Your feedback is of invaluable support. The Course is a real pleasure to study. It would be a great privilege to continue to study with Woodgrove Tutorials.
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Woodgrove Tutorials Limited
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Contact name: Brian J Harford FCCA

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