Flexible bookkeeping qualifications designed to fit your lifestyle or career

Bookkeeping careers & qualifications

A career in payroll requires up-to-date qualifications and industry knowledge. Our payroll qualifications can provide just that and with the commitment from the IAB, you can be sure you will be fully supported and highly qualified so your career or business thrives.

IAB qualifications are created by our industry experts to give you the skills you need to establish your career or business, from learning the basics to qualifying as a fully fledged, professional bookkeeper. Business owners trust and value IAB qualified bookkeepers in their businesses which allows them to develop and grow.

Our bookkeeping qualifications will help you grow your business and develop your career by adding essential skills to your portfolio. To find out more about our bookkeeping qualifications follow the links below and click on a chosen box to reveal more.

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Our Commitment To You

Flexible qualifications

Our qualifications will work around your life and work commitments. Whether you prefer learning online, in college or through self study IAB qualifications can cater for your needs.


Our team are very friendly and knowledgeable.


IAB qualifications are regulated by Ofqual, QiW and CCEA, which means that an IAB certificate reliably indicates the attainment of knowledge, skills and understanding at a specified level

Student and member support

Through online and telephone access to IAB staff and dedicated areas on our website offering additional regulatory information and a suite of services and support.

Grow your business

Our professional members are listed on our find a bookkeeper service and have access to continued professional development and seminars that support the growth of their businesses.

Achieve your ambitions

IAB qualifications are all regulated and provide a clear, professional recognised career pathway and with the support of IAB membership behind you we provide you with all of the tools you need to achieve your ambitions.