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Ideal Schools specialises in offering bookkeeping and accounting training via home study, including Payroll, Self Assessment Taxation, Sage Accounts and Sage Payroll, and more. Founded in 1983 we have over 30 years experience in this and have helped tens of thousands of students achieve their goals and improve their job prospects and earning potential.

Our specially prepared study manuals are easy to understand and take you step by step through the essential topics, enabling you to pass examinations. Full tutorial services are available via phone & email we have award winning, dedicated, private social media groups where extensive tutorial & career support is available 24/7.

CPD Courses and Workshops Available

  • Level 4 certificate in Self-Assessment Taxation

    Training Course | Ideal Schools

    Ideal Schools

    This course provides a comprehensive insight in the preparation and submission of a self-assessment tax return for individuals and businesses (sole traders & partnerships). It covers in detail the recoding of expenses and income from various sources (interest received; dividends; wages; tips; benefits; etc). It also covers deadline dates; form completion and much; much more. Students are comprehensively tested throughout their study with assignment submissions and extensive tutor support is provided via phone; email and career focussed social media groups.

  • Certification in Costing and Budgeting

    Training Course | Ideal Schools

    Ideal Schools

    Certificate in Costing & Budgeting Providing an understanding of a business’ planning budgeting and control processes and helping with the decision making within a business including within a manufacturing environment. Covering the basics of Management Accounting.

  • Diploma in Payroll Management

    Training Course | Ideal Schools

    Ideal Schools

    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the theory of payroll; Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of and be able to calculate the various payments that can make up an employee’s Gross Pay; Show knowledge and understanding of and be able to calculate through the use of tables the amount of National Insurance Contributions that will be deducted from gross pay; Show knowledge and understanding of the concept of PAYE together with the use of tax codes to correctly calculate the amount of PAYE to be deducted in a given period; Show knowledge and understanding of other statutory deductions that can be applied to an employee’s pay; Show knowledge of the rules applying to directors in a payroll situation; Demonstrate a knowledge of the rules regarding benefits in kind; Demonstrate a knowledge of the rules governing the payment and deductions that apply to contractors and sub-contractors within the Construction Industry; Understand the use of the various forms that are used within a payroll system; Understand and be able to complete the various forms that apply to a business running a payroll system.

  • The Business Start-up Series

    Online Course | Ideal Schools

    Ideal Schools

    This course looks at the vital considerations that one must look at when starting their own business. The course is provided in an online platform where introduction videos are provided along with extensive study notes. Topics include: planning; legal framework; Marketing; creating a business plan; funding sources; VAT and launching your business.

  • Level 2 Computerised Bookkeeping – Using Xero

    Online Course | Ideal Schools

    Ideal Schools

    This course covers the main processes needed for data entry to Trial balance; starting from the basic set-up procedures.

  • Certificate in Financial Statements for Micro and Small Businesses

    Training Course | Ideal Schools

    Ideal Schools

    The course covers the preparation of the Financial Statements for an incorporated body (including a relevant Limited Liability Partnership) under both FRS105 (The Financial Reporting Standard applicable to the Micro Entities Regime) and FRS 102 (The Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland) Section 1A which do not require an audit Page 4 of 13 (and) to the point at which they can be signed off by the relevant authorised person in accordance with the Companies Act 2006.

  • Certificate in Corporation Tax for Small and Micro entities

    Training Course | Ideal Schools

    Ideal Schools

    On successful completion a candidate will be able to identify the duties and responsibilities of a tax agent and the elements of a corporation tax return. The candidate will be able to understand the administration and payment deadlines involved in corporation tax as well as calculate adjusted trading profits; relevant capital allowances and taxable total profits. The qualification will provide the skills to complete relevant sections of a corporation tax return and calculate gains; losses and available reliefs. This qualification will enable the candidate to carry out the role of an employed or self-employed bookkeeper; and/or tax agent; submitting relevant documents to both Companies House and HMRC on behalf of clients or employers for limited liability entities in accordance with FRS105 and FRS102 Section 1A.

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