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Essential Bookkeeping

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Overview

About the Level 3 Essential Bookkeeping Certificate

To put it simply, book keepers are in charge of keeping the books. By this, we mean that they are responsible for recording financial transactions for a business or organisation. Bookkeeping is the first step of the accounting process, and often bookkeepers will assist in preparing work for the accountants. Accountants will then interpret, analyse and report on the information.

This distance learning course has been designed to help you develop as a bookkeeper. The course itself aims to help students define industry specific language and understand the bookkeeping basics. During their time at learndirect, individuals will learn about subjects such as: VAT calculations, cashbooks, wages and salaries and credit control.

Who should study this course?

Essentially, this home learning course is bookkeeping for beginners. Whether you want to find employment as a bookkeeper or you are starting out in business, studying this bookkeeping course online will help you to understand the processes.

Here at learndirect, we don’t ask for our students to have any prior qualifications. All you need is the ability to access our online portal, the motivation to keep up with your home study schedule, and an interest in developing your bookkeeping skills.

What happens after the course?

By the end of the course you will have a fundamental understanding of what it takes to be a bookkeeper. You will be familiar with the processes and be capable of performing them independently. If you enjoyed studying, you may even choose to progress to an accounting qualification.

If you don’t fancy further study after this bookkeeping short course, you will be eligible to apply for a number of bookkeeping roles. If you are in the process of starting up your own business, you will now be able to effectively manage your own finances. This qualification can lead to jobs such as:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Accountant
  • Small business owner

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 01202 006 464

Modules

Studyguide

ICB Level 2 Bookkeeping syllabus and examination requirements

Tutor Marked Assignments

Introduction to Bookkeeping

  • Introduction
  • Double entry bookkeeping
  • Accounts
  • Debit and credit entries & VAT
  • A simple business venture – the cash book

The Accounts Books

  • Bank and cash records
  • The ledger
  • The day books
  • VAT records
  • Business documents
  • Memorandum items
  • Wages and salaries
  • Stock records
  • The journal

Using the accounts

  • Trading accounts
  • Profit & loss account
  • The trial balance
  • The balance sheet
  • Accounts of clubs and societies
  • Credit control

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

Certification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 3 Essential Bookkeeping Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Hear from our past Students

About the Level 3 Essential Bookkeeping Certificate

To put it simply, book keepers are in charge of keeping the books. By this, we mean that they are responsible for recording financial transactions for a business or organisation. Bookkeeping is the first step of the accounting process, and often bookkeepers will assist in preparing work for the accountants. Accountants will then interpret, analyse and report on the information.

This distance learning course has been designed to help you develop as a bookkeeper. The course itself aims to help students define industry specific language and understand the bookkeeping basics. During their time at learndirect, individuals will learn about subjects such as: VAT calculations, cashbooks, wages and salaries and credit control.

Who should study this course?

Essentially, this home learning course is bookkeeping for beginners. Whether you want to find employment as a bookkeeper or you are starting out in business, studying this bookkeeping course online will help you to understand the processes.

Here at learndirect, we don’t ask for our students to have any prior qualifications. All you need is the ability to access our online portal, the motivation to keep up with your home study schedule, and an interest in developing your bookkeeping skills.

What happens after the course?

By the end of the course you will have a fundamental understanding of what it takes to be a bookkeeper. You will be familiar with the processes and be capable of performing them independently. If you enjoyed studying, you may even choose to progress to an accounting qualification.

If you don’t fancy further study after this bookkeeping short course, you will be eligible to apply for a number of bookkeeping roles. If you are in the process of starting up your own business, you will now be able to effectively manage your own finances. This qualification can lead to jobs such as:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Accountant
  • Small business owner

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 01202 006 464

Modules

Studyguide

ICB Level 2 Bookkeeping syllabus and examination requirements

Tutor Marked Assignments

Introduction to Bookkeeping

  • Introduction
  • Double entry bookkeeping
  • Accounts
  • Debit and credit entries & VAT
  • A simple business venture – the cash book

The Accounts Books

  • Bank and cash records
  • The ledger
  • The day books
  • VAT records
  • Business documents
  • Memorandum items
  • Wages and salaries
  • Stock records
  • The journal

Using the accounts

  • Trading accounts
  • Profit & loss account
  • The trial balance
  • The balance sheet
  • Accounts of clubs and societies
  • Credit control

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

Certification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 3 Essential Bookkeeping Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Hear from our past Students

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