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  • The ICB Apprenticeships; Assistant Accountant Level 3 and Payroll Administrator Level 3, provide a funded route into a bookkeeping career, professional ICB membership, and higher accountancy qualifications. Age is no longer a barrier to becoming an apprentice and there is no time limit to complete the ICB apprenticeship programme. Apprentices have access to study materials, computer-based assessments, and ICB's online network of students. Smaller businesses looking to employ an apprentice can get up to 90% of training costs paid by the government for new recruits or existing staff, and further funding is available in some instances.
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    The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers is the largest bookkeeping institute in the world. It promotes and maintains the standards of bookkeeping as a profession through the establishment of relevant qualifications and the award of grades of membership that recognise academic attainment, working experience and competence.

    In our role as a membership body we provide ongoing support to members to ensure they are knowledgeable and up to date with the latest legislation, mindful of their ethical obligations, and best-placed to provide a trusted and exemplary service to business.

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Apprenticeship Standards

You can complete an ICB apprenticeship as an Assistant Accountant or a Payroll Administrator. Click the links below to view the apprenticeship standard and learn more about the knowledge, skills and behaviours that you will learn as part of your apprenticeship:

pdf Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship occupational standard

pdf Level 3 Payroll Administrator Apprenticeship occupational standard

For further details please email or telephone us on 0203 405 4000 and ask to speak to the apprenticeship department.


Throughout the apprenticeship period you will gain skills and knowledge as you work and study. At the end of this period, ICB will assess your competence through an 'end-point assessment' to determine if you can be awarded a Certifcate of Apprenticeship.

Assistant Accountant apprenticeship:

The end-point assessment has two parts:

1) A synoptic end-test covering the knowledge and skills gained throughout the on-programme stage and detailed in the standard.

2) A portfolio and reflective discussion which will comprise a range of evidence produced in the work-place to show that the Apprentice has met the knowledge, skills and behaviours detailed in the standard. The reflective discussion will be a structured interview to examine this evidence and the learner journey in more detail. 

The Portfolio should cover, not only the technical elements of your work, but also demonstrate how you are developing personal skills such as working in a team, time management, communication and planning. This portfolio will be assessed and verified by ICB as the Independent Assessment Organisation.

The Synoptic Test will be completed in a designated assessment centre under supervision. The assessment will take the form of a number of practical tasks and you will have the chance to take a practice mock in preparation for the final test. Entry for this test will not be made until the employer, in conjunction with the training provider, agree that you are ready. If you have any special considerations please ensure that your training provider or employer notifies us well in advance with the relevant documentary evidence so that allowances for individual needs can be met.

The results of the Portfolio, Reflective Discussion and Synoptic Test will be combined to give you a final achievement for your apprenticeship. 

Payroll Administrator apprenticeship:

The end-point assessment has three parts:

1. Multiple-Choice questions 
2. The Role Simulation 
3. The Professional Discussion

The combination of the three parts of the End-Point Assessment are designed to test the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours detailed in the published Standard to the extent that ICB is satisfied that you are competent in the Payroll Administrator job role.

For further details please email or telephone 0203 405 4000 and ask to speak to the apprenticeship department.


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You can take an ICB assessment at any time of year. Find out how to apply online, by telephone, or through an Accredited Training Provider.

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