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IAB Bookkeeping Courses & IAB Accounting Courses

IAB Courses

If you are looking for a recognised and respected qualification in bookkeeping or accounting,  we offer a selection of IAB accredited bookkeeping & accounting courses. If you are seeking a recognised professional Bookkeeping qualification, then an IAB bookkeeping course is the ideal option. The courses are split into three  levels:

Interest free instalment options:

IAB Levels 1 and 2:

£199 on enrolment + 4 monthly payments of £115

Total  £659  (Saving £199 on individual Course prices)

Enrol to pay by instalments at:

IAB Levels 1, 2 and 3:

£198 on enrolment + 10 monthly payments of £86

Total  £1,058 (Saving £299 on individual Course prices)

Enrol to pay by instalments at:

Awards for These Courses

Our IAB bookkeeping and accounting courses have been positively acclaimedWoodgrove Tutorials has won the following special award: ‘Special award for Students Continued Outstanding Achievements in the IAB exams’. This award was presented to Woodgrove Tutorials in the House of Commons by Fabian Hamilton, MP and Honorary President, IAB.

What Makes IAB Qualifications Special?

IAB bookkeeping and accounting courses are fully accredited by the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

The IAB was one of the first Awarding Organisations to obtain the crucial QCF recognition status. In addition, the IAB has developed ‘competence’ qualifications, which recognise the knowledge and skills required either by employers or for setting up your own Book-Keeping services business.

The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) is the new framework for creating and accrediting qualifications.

How does the QCF work?

Every unit and qualification in the new framework has a credit value. There are different sizes of qualification as follows:

  • IAB Level 1 Award in Book-Keeping (9 credits) QCF Accredition number 500/9006/9
  • IAB Level 2 Certificate in Book-Keeping (16 credits) QCF Accredition number 500/9053/7
  • IAB Level 3 Certificate in Book-Keeping (28 credits) QCF Accredition number 500/8479/3

Qualifications consist of units which are known as ‘shared’ because any other QCF recognised Awarding Organisation can use them. Therefore if a Learner  has successfully completed a unit which belongs to a different qualification they will be able to transfer this credit and therefore not have to repeat the unit.

Unique Learner Numbers (ULN) and the Personal Learner Record

A Unique Learner Number (ULN) is a 10-digit identifier which is applied to the Personal Learner Record of anyone over the age of 14 involved in UK education or training. Learners will retain the same number for accessing their Personal Learner Record throughout their lives, whatever their level of learning and wherever they choose to participate. Each ULN is issued and held by the Learner Registration Service (LRS). The LRS uses the number to index each learner’s identity details, education and training qualifications within the individual Learner record.

Universities and professional bodies, such as the UK Chartered Accountancy Bodies, offer career progression and subject (exam) exemptions to holders of IAB qualifications.Many of the IAB examinations can lead to qualification and membership of a professional body, and the status conferred by the IAB designatory titles and letters. Not only are holders of IAB qualifications able to progress to become an IAB Registered Bookkeeper but they can use their IAB qualifications to gain credits or exemptions towards the qualifications from many UK professional bodies.

Woodgrove Tutorials is an Accredited Distance Learning Training Centre for the International Association of Bookkeepers (IAB) bookkeeping courses. There are three of these as follows:-
(click on each course for a course syllabus)

The cost of each IAB Level is listed as on each course page. Full tutorial support is provided throughout the IAB Courses. This will be given to you by Brian J Harford FCCA; a qualified Accountant, experienced accountancy teacher and ex Finance & Training Manager in leading commercial enterprises. You work at your own pace and in any event you have one year in which to complete each IAB Course.

Candidates are responsible for making their own examination arrangements with the IAB.

Please see for full information on the IAB.

The IAB is the oldest established professional body for book-keeping . It was formed in 1973, and is committed to maintaining the highest standards in book keeping. It holds its examinations in over 90 countries throughout the world. IAB courses are wholly relevant to individuals working at the first levels of financial accountancy. The syllabuses and examinations are constantly updated to meet current business needs. As a result its qualifications are recognised and respected throughout the world as reliable indications of competence and integrity. The IAB’s bookkeeping & accounting courses can put you on the path to an indispensable qualification for a successful career in today’s increasingly finance orientated business industry.

IAB Membership Grades

The IAB professional qualifications enable you to attain the status of using the title ‘Registered Book-keeper’.

There are three grades of membership:

ASSOCIATE – this entitles the use of the designatory letters AIAB
To apply for this grade of membership you must the following IAB qualifications or equivalent:

    • IAB Level 2 Certificate in Book-keeping
    • No practical experience is required for this level of membership.

MEMBER – this entitles the use of designatory letters MIAB
To apply for this grade of membership you must hold the following IAB qualification or equivalent:

      • IAB Level 3 Certficate in Book-keeping.
      • No practical experience is required for this level of membership

FELLOW – this entitles the use of the designatory letters FIAB
To apply for this grade of membership you must hold the following IAB qualifications or equivalent:

      • IAB Level 3 Certificate in Book-Keeping
      • 2 years appropriate book-keeping experience*

* Or just the Level 3 Certificate if that experience includes 12 months working with a commercial accounting software package


01989 720 380

Woodgrove Tutorials Limited
Registered Office
Beavans Hill

GL18 1PG
Registered company number: 6822086

Contact name: Brian J Harford FCCA

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