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Essential Bookkeeping Business & Management

Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

Essential Bookkeeping

Learn core skills and advanced concepts to accelerate your career with our Essential Bookkeeping online course

Our Essential Bookkeeping online course covers all the core elements of bookkeeping, 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.

Why study Essential Bookkeeping?

If you are you looking at developing the core skills of bookkeeping, and advancing your career then studying Essential Bookkeeping online is the perfect choice!

Working flexibly, at a pace that suits you, you’ll study topics supported by a personal tutor and using fully interactive online resources written by experts.

Essential Bookkeeping is ideal if you:

  • Are ambitious to get ahead and further your bookkeeping career.
  • Run your own business and want to manage your accounts more effectively.
  • Are keen to learn book-keeping theories and concepts.

Future opportunities

  • Skilled book-keepers are vital to accounting departments in all sectors
  • Working as a self-employed bookkeeper.
  • Progressing your career in finance to become a qualified accountant, a financial supervisor, analyst or manager.

Study Essential Bookkeeping with us and benefit from:

  • Flexible learning
  • Support from a personal tutor by email
  • Any time enrolment
  • Assignments with tutor feedback
  • Ongoing support from Student Support
  • Forums to discuss your course with other students


Choose when and where you access your course, using learn@nec our 24/7 learning platform.

This easy-to-use learning platform includes interactive checkpoints, quizzes and activities to help you evaluate your progress.

What's included?

Our course fees are open and honest to help you plan for any additional costs.

Your course fee includes:

  • Access to learn@nec
  • All the course materials you need to complete the course
  • Support from a personal tutor for up to 12 months from your date of enrolment
  • Assignment marking
  • NEC’s guide to study skills: How to Succeed as an Independent Learner
  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar guide
  • Time planner to help you plan your study timetable


When can you enrol?

The course is coming soon. Register your interest using the form below and we will keep you up-to-date on all of the developments, including price, structure and start date.