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Hi, 

 

I enrolled with the Open Study College last year to do level 2, 3, 4 and Diploma in Payroll Management. I'm half way through level 3 and now realise that the old level 4 is being phased out and the new level 3 has been updated to include elements of level 4. Obviously, I paid for all of it when I enrolled and having spoken to the college, I have to complete the old level 4 by December of this year. The worry is getting hold of textbooks etc. Does anyone have any advice on how to best proceed? Do I continue on the old level 3 and 4 and hope I can get it done by December or do I switch to the new level 3 now even though I'm half way through? Time is a big factor for me just now as have two small children, a business with my husband and mid house renovations. 

Thanks for any input or thoughts! 

 

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LollyBets said:

Hi, 

 

I enrolled with the Open Study College last year to do level 2, 3, 4 and Diploma in Payroll Management. I'm half way through level 3 and now realise that the old level 4 is being phased out and the new level 3 has been updated to include elements of level 4. Obviously, I paid for all of it when I enrolled and having spoken to the college, I have to complete the old level 4 by December of this year. The worry is getting hold of textbooks etc. Does anyone have any advice on how to best proceed? Do I continue on the old level 3 and 4 and hope I can get it done by December or do I switch to the new level 3 now even though I'm half way through? Time is a big factor for me just now as have two small children, a business with my husband and mid house renovations. 

Thanks for any input or thoughts! 

 


 Hi Lolly,

As I understand it, if you get the Level 3 under the old system you get an automatic upgrade to MICB without sitting the old level 4 exams.  That has been the response from ICB to me directly.  So maybe you could just work on finishing Level 3, get the upgrade and then do the Payroll?  I am working on the Payroll diploma now as well.

I actually qualified as a bookkeeper last year under the "old" system and previously in 2009/10 under the "old old" system!  :-).  It's getting complicated!

Elspeth

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LollyBets said:

Hi, 

 

I enrolled with the Open Study College last year to do level 2, 3, 4 and Diploma in Payroll Management. I'm half way through level 3 and now realise that the old level 4 is being phased out and the new level 3 has been updated to include elements of level 4. Obviously, I paid for all of it when I enrolled and having spoken to the college, I have to complete the old level 4 by December of this year. The worry is getting hold of textbooks etc. Does anyone have any advice on how to best proceed? Do I continue on the old level 3 and 4 and hope I can get it done by December or do I switch to the new level 3 now even though I'm half way through? Time is a big factor for me just now as have two small children, a business with my husband and mid house renovations. 

Thanks for any input or thoughts! 

 


 Hi Lolly,

As I understand it, if you get the Level 3 under the old system you get an automatic upgrade to MICB without sitting the old level 4 exams.  That has been the response from ICB to me directly.  So maybe you could just work on finishing Level 3, get the upgrade and then do the Payroll?  I am working on the Payroll diploma now as well.

I actually qualified as a bookkeeper last year under the "old" system and previously in 2009/10 under the "old old" system!  :-).  It's getting complicated!

Elspeth


 Thanks Elspeth

I might get in touch with ICB and see what they say then! Thanks for the input and good luck with your Payrol diploma! 

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LollyBets said:

Hi, 

 

I enrolled with the Open Study College last year to do level 2, 3, 4 and Diploma in Payroll Management. I'm half way through level 3 and now realise that the old level 4 is being phased out and the new level 3 has been updated to include elements of level 4. Obviously, I paid for all of it when I enrolled and having spoken to the college, I have to complete the old level 4 by December of this year. The worry is getting hold of textbooks etc. Does anyone have any advice on how to best proceed? Do I continue on the old level 3 and 4 and hope I can get it done by December or do I switch to the new level 3 now even though I'm half way through? Time is a big factor for me just now as have two small children, a business with my husband and mid house renovations. 

Thanks for any input or thoughts! 

 


Hi,

I am in a similar situation having just completed the level 3 on the old syllabus. I called ICB for more information and they advised me to stick with the old syllabus and said that if I don’t complete the level 4 before December then they may request that I complete the M8 exam in order to upgrade to MICB. The Kaplan books they have for sale in shop will cover everything you need to know for ABA8 and ABA9.

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