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Introduction to Bookkeeping

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Introduction to Bookkeeping

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 bookkeeping 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!

OUR PASS RATE
Business & HR (National Average 51.8%)
97.5%

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

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

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).

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 3 Introduction to Bookkeeping Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the 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 learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme 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.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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

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

Introduction to Bookkeeping

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 bookkeeping 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).

Endorsement

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 3 Introduction to Bookkeeping Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the 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 learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme 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.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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

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

OUR PASS RATE
Business & HR
97.5%
(National Average 51.8%)

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