This home study course covers all the core elements of book-keeping, ensuring you have the knowledge you need to keep on top of your finances, whether for a business of your own, to boost your skills for your job or simply to manage your own money more effectively. You’ll cover all the key elements, including double-entry book-keeping, VAT, ledgers, wages and salaries, and balance sheets. Completing this course will prepare you for an exam leading to a qualification from a number of awarding bodies, including City & Guilds and the Institute of Certified Book-keepers. Full details of the course can be found below.
No previous experience is needed. Access to a computer would be useful but is not essential. Please check all requirements with the awarding body before you begin.
Hours of study
You should allow for approximately 60 hours' study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.
Exams and assessment
This course will help to prepare you for one of the following qualifications, for which you will need to sit an exam:
City & Guilds Level 1 and 2
EDI Level 1
IAB Level 2
ICB Level 1 and 2
How to enrol
You can enrol on this course online by clicking the “Enrol now” button, which will add the course to your basket. Enrolling online will give you a ten per cent discount.
You can also enrol over the phone using the number at the top of the page, or request a paper enrolment form to be sent to you if you wish to enrol by post.
You can pay for your course in one payment or spread it out over monthly instalments. If you wish to pay in instalments you will need to enrol over the phone.
The instalment payment plan for this course is as follows:Pay a deposit of £74, then:
Eight monthly instalments of £29.84
Module 1: Introduction to book-keeping
- Introducing book-keeping
- Principles of double-entry book-keeping
- Debit and credit
- A simple business venture: the cash book
Module 2: 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
Module 3: Using the accounts
- Calculating profit: the trading and profit and loss account
- The trial balance
- The balance sheet
- Accounts of clubs
Thank you for your interest in this course.
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What our students say...
I chose to study by distance learning because of the flexibility of the study patterns. I am a teacher and have periods where I am very busy at school but during the school holidays I have time to study. Distance learning gives me the opportunity to study at times when I'm free to do so. The course materials are clearly written and very well explained, my tutor is very supportive and provides extensive and positive feedback on my assignments.