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Become an IAB Accredited Centre

The support we offer our Accredited Centres and tutors means we can help you deliver our qualifications with the peace of mind you and your students will have all of the information and industry updates you need.

We will provide you with a support package that gives the centre, your tutors and students everything you need to deliver IAB qualifications successfully.

Support for tutors includes; free text book, sample assessment materials, monthly e-newsletter, annual tutor workshop, e-bookkeeper magazine, access to dedicated area on IAB website

Support for centres includes; comprehensive centre handbook, monthly e-newsletter, e-bookkeeper magazine, unlock funding for under-19s through section 96 approval, access to dedicated area on IAB website

Support for students includes; free IAB student membership for the duration of the qualification, monthly e-newsletter, e-bookkeeper magazine, access to dedicated area on IAB website, full suite of textbooks available to purchase online.

University Of Greenwich Students Get “X-Factor” From IAB Partnership

When principal lecturer Mig Farinas-Almeida was searching for best practice in computerised accounting, he looked no further than the IAB. Mig has been running undergraduate programmes at the University of Greenwich for more than 10 years.

As part of the Sage and Microsoft programmes, he wanted to beef up the computerised accounting element. “We looked for best practice and started modelling on the IAB,’ he says. “I told them I would love to give our students the opportunity to study for the IAB Level 2 Award in Computerised Bookkeeping.” That initial conversation some 10 years ago began a fruitful partnership that continues to this day.

Students have done so well in recent years that the university was presented with a coveted IAB Gold Centre award in the House of Commons in 2016.

The IAB programme is part of a core module in the university’s BA degree courses in Accounting and Finance, and Accounting and Financial Systems.

Between them, some 150 second-year students have the opportunity to sit the exam annually, with more than 500 having taken it since Mig introduced it in 2007.

Mig concedes that the exam is a small part of the degree course but an “essential building block.”

“Bookkeeping knowledge is vital in the work of an accountant. It does all debtor and creditor control, all the vital elements of business management. Everything accountants do is under-pinned by double entry bookkeeping. If you don’t understand bookkeeping, you will be lost. “

Mig estimates that students taking the IAB programme perform better by around 12 percentage points in their overall Computerised Accounting module examinations.

He is convinced it also gives them the “X-Factor,” with those sitting it showing “a little more drive and commitment to perform better and gain a certificate.”

From a career perspective, Mig believes the IAB Level 2 Certificate in Computerised Bookkeeping offers “a high level of recognition from employers.”

An annual satisfaction survey has consistently found that students enjoyed the second year and the opportunity to take a professional exam.

It’s perhaps no coincidence that a national student survey ranked Greenwich among the top 10 universities offering accounting degrees.

Mig has nothing but praise for the IAB. “Our partnership has gone smoothly from the beginning, giving our students an edge both at university and in their career.”

Our commitment to you

Why choose IAB qualifications?

All IAB qualifications are Ofqual regulated

Recognised by CCEA and QiW

IAB qualifications provide a clear career pathway

Unlocks under 19 funding through Section 96

Support package for centres, tutors and students

Support package for Tutors delivering IAB qualifications

Free tutor text book

Tutors can select the textbook of their choice. Everything your students need to consolidate their learning is packed into these essential study books. Written by IAB examiners, each text book comprehensively covers the whole syllabus from cover to cover. Crammed with practical advice, know-how and sample questions with answers, they are the perfect study tool. The full range can be viewed in the IAB shop here

Sample assessment materials

IAB qualifications are moving over to RQF which means that there is limited material available at present. However, we are working hard to ensure that there is as much sample assessment material available to tutors as possible during this period of change

Monthly e-newsletter

Our monthly e-newsletter is delivered straight to your inbox if you opt to receive it, and includes industry information and regulatory updates, information on IAB events and activities, news and material that supports the tutors to deliver IAB qualifications. It also gives an insight into the support that IAB provides for its professional members, students and study centres.

Annual Tutor Workshops

Our popular tutor workshops are the perfect opportunity for tutors to network with their peers, share ideas and discuss issues of mutual interest. IAB staff are always on hand at our workshops and happy to discuss any issues that tutors may have as well as providing updates and information. Tutors also have the opportunity to update their skills and collect CPD points on the day.

Quarterly E-bookkeeper magazine

Our magazine the Bookkeeper is available to IAB members, and now to our tutors in electronic format and is filled with information, stories from IAB members and regulatory updates.

Dedicated Website Portal

Access information, sample assessment materials and everything that tutors need to deliver IAB qualifications from one central portal.

Support package for study centres delivering IAB qualifications

Monthly e-newsletter

Our monthly e-newsletter is delivered straight to your inbox if you opt to receive it, and includes industry information and regulatory updates, information on IAB events and activities, news and material that supports IAB study centres delivering IAB qualifications. It also gives an insight into the support that IAB provides for its professional members, students and tutors.

Centre Handbook

Our comprehensive guide to delivering IAB qualifications is available electroinically and through the dedicated study centre portal on the IAB website and includes everything that centres and their tutors need to set up and deliver IAB qualifications.

Access to funding through Section 96 Approval

IAB Qualifications are approved under Section 96 regulations so you may be abel to access under 19 funding

Dedicated Website Portal

Password protected portal where study centres can view all of the information that they will need to deliver IAB qualifications, including the Centre Handbook.

Support package for IAB students

Free student membership for the duration of your course

Free IAB student memebrship provides access to the dedicated IAB student portal online where students will find information and services that will help them during their studies.

Monthly e-newsletter

Our monthly e-newsletter is delivered straight to your inbox if you opt to receive it, and includes industry information and regulatory updates, information on IAB events and activities, news and material that supports IAB students during their study. It also gives an insight into the support that IAB provides for its professional members, students and tutors and how they can progress their careers with IAB qualifications.

Quarterly E-bookkeeper magazine

Our magazine the Bookkeeper is available to IAB members, and now to our students in electronic format and is filled with information, stories from IAB members and regulatory updates.

Access to funding through Section 96 Approval

IAB Qualifications are approved under Section 96 regulations so you may be abel to access under 19 funding

Dedicated Website Portal

Password protected area where resources and information is available to support you throughout your studies

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