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Introduction to Book-keeping

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Overview

Bookkeeping is the activity of keeping accurate records of all movements of money or of things with value that take place in a particular business or organisation. The only qualities a would-be bookkeeper needs are some common sense, a logical mind, the ability to write neatly and the ability to do simple arithmetic accurately - and nowadays most arithmetic is done on a calculator!

All businesses use the same system of bookkeeping which has its own built-in self checking methods to make sure that it is done accurately. Once you have learnt the system, you are just as able to keep the books of a large multi-million pound corporation as you are able to keep the books of a small one-man business - the only difference is the amount of work involved.

This course is designed to teach you the basic rules of book-keeping in easy stages so that you gradually build up your knowledge and confidence and eventually achieve complete mastery of the subject at this level.

More importantly, you will be able to handle your own accounting records, or those of an employer, in a practical and professional manner.

Each lesson deals with a related group of topics. These can be studied one at a time or in one session, according to your personal situation - how much time you have and how much you feel that you can cope with in one session.

The course is designed for you to study at your own pace. You don't have to rush to keep up with a class or wait for a class to catch up with you. At the end of each lesson, there is a test covering all the topics of the lesson together which your college tutor will mark and return to you.

A lot of people imagine that book-keeping is complicated and difficult to learn. As you will soon discover on this course, it is in fact extremely straightforward and logical. It's also very interesting because it deals with the lifeblood of any business - money!

Modules

Why bookkeeping is needed

Simple balance sheets

The accounting equation

Double entry

Purchases and sales accounts

Capital and revenue expenditure

Drawings

Balancing off the accounts

Trial balance

Final accounts

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).

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

For more information on this award, click here

Bookkeeping is the activity of keeping accurate records of all movements of money or of things with value that take place in a particular business or organisation. The only qualities a would-be bookkeeper needs are some common sense, a logical mind, the ability to write neatly and the ability to do simple arithmetic accurately - and nowadays most arithmetic is done on a calculator!

All businesses use the same system of bookkeeping which has its own built-in self checking methods to make sure that it is done accurately. Once you have learnt the system, you are just as able to keep the books of a large multi-million pound corporation as you are able to keep the books of a small one-man business - the only difference is the amount of work involved.

This course is designed to teach you the basic rules of book-keeping in easy stages so that you gradually build up your knowledge and confidence and eventually achieve complete mastery of the subject at this level.

More importantly, you will be able to handle your own accounting records, or those of an employer, in a practical and professional manner.

Each lesson deals with a related group of topics. These can be studied one at a time or in one session, according to your personal situation - how much time you have and how much you feel that you can cope with in one session.

The course is designed for you to study at your own pace. You don't have to rush to keep up with a class or wait for a class to catch up with you. At the end of each lesson, there is a test covering all the topics of the lesson together which your college tutor will mark and return to you.

A lot of people imagine that book-keeping is complicated and difficult to learn. As you will soon discover on this course, it is in fact extremely straightforward and logical. It's also very interesting because it deals with the lifeblood of any business - money!

Modules

Why bookkeeping is needed

Simple balance sheets

The accounting equation

Double entry

Purchases and sales accounts

Capital and revenue expenditure

Drawings

Balancing off the accounts

Trial balance

Final accounts

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).

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

For more information on this award, click here

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