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  • 10 units

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!

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Introduction to Book-keeping Certificate

Introduction to Book-keeping Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

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

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

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

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).

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!

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Introduction to Book-keeping Certificate

Introduction to Book-keeping Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

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

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

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

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).
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