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  • There are several things I like about being a member of the IAB, but I think the most important one to me personally is that the organisation is about people.  Helping people, training people and encouraging people to be great bookkeepers. I'm certain my business wouldn't have survived it's first year without their guidance and reassurance.

    Michael Wood AIAB
  • I would highly recommend distance learning as a great way to study. You need to be self-motivated but that’s great for me and it gives me the flexibility to fit studying around everything else. I can truly study at my own pace and spend more time on the areas that I find more challenging, rather than having to go at the speed of the tutor. Groves Training Services is a really committed provider which offers an excellent all round service. They have experienced, understa ...

    Jane Holland AIAAP, FIAB
  • Studying on a distance learning course is a really flexible way of tailoring your studies around your work and home life. For this reason distance learning really appealed to me. I have a busy life and trying to commit to a set day or evening every week was difficult for me. I was able to study when and where I wanted and also being able to control how quickly I could complete the course was so helpful. I was always confident I was on top of my studies; if I was busy one week ...

    Caroline Lylak
  • Becoming a member of IAB and now IAAP are two of the best investments I feel I could have become a part of. They represent International bodies that especially in this technological and digital age serve to keep you in the arena of being successful. In almost every fibre of business is bookkeeping and accounting and to be able to not only have the resources and benefits; you can proudly and confidently walk beside other professionals wearing your designated letters behind yo ...

    Tempie Williams, MIAB, AIAAP

What is the RQF?

Ofqual has introduced the RQF to help people understand all the qualifications which it regulates. Ofqual is the Regulator of both general and vocational qualifications in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland. Ofqual’s intention is to improve consistency around how Recognised Awarding Organisations, such as the IAB, describe the size and challenge of the qualifications they offer.

What are the advantages of RQF qualifications with the IAB?

  • Simplified assessment
  • All qualifications potentially eligible for funding (dependent on the Learner)
  • The latest and most current framework
  • All Level 1 qualifications assessed completely online

What are the advantages for students?

  • Obtaining the most up to date and in demand professional qualifications
  • Equips learners for a wide range of employment opportunities in various sectors
  • Internationally recognised and respected qualifications
  • Prepares learners for chartered accountancy training
  • Increased employability

Where can I find more information about the IAB RQF qualifications?

A summary of the RQF qualifications, including assessment methods and length of qualification can be downloaded here. Should you have any queries regarding the RQF qualifications please don’t hesitate to contact the Education Department on or 01732 897750.