I am looking at doing the ICB as a bit of a refresher and so I can hopefully start my own book keeping business to earn a few extra pennies. I am also looking at helping with the books with a charity I volunteer for.
I past my AAT (lvl4) way back in 2001 so I assume I will have to start from scratch? I work in purchase ledger, but also do month end etc.
To be honest I think I quiet like the idea of starting again as I'm sure lots has changed, especially on the HMRC side!
Can anyone advise?
I did exactly that, quite a few years ago, mind you, but felt that as I was in practice and not employment that the ICB was the better Practice License supported for me and my needs.
If you've been working in the industry since you qualified, even a little, and bearing in mind I'd speak with the exemptions team first, then sign up for a student licence and try out their mock exams first. If you feel confident enough that your experience is enough to pass the exam then I'd just go for it, they're not hugely expensive, It's when you get to the higher levels, or are dealing with something you've never worked in before, like payroll or self assessment, for example that it's then worth looking at self study or going through one of the schools. As a compay we've used both Ideal Schools and Training Link and found the support from Ideal Schools the best.
Good luck with your goal