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Bookkeeping - Level 2 Certificate

This is a beginner's course for individuals who have no current knowledge of double entry bookkeeping skills.

The course will introduce students to the double-entry bookkeeping system, and associated documents and processes. Students will reach the stage of extracting an initial trial balance before any adjustments are made. The course provides students with the skills necessary to operate a manual double-entry bookkeeping system and provides a strong foundation for progression to more advanced manual and computerised activities. In addition, students will learn about control accounts, journals and methods of payment. Finally, students will examine the reconciliation processes in bookkeeping, the use of the journal and re-drafting the trial balance, following initial adjustments.

Once you have completed the course you can go on to apply the principles learnt on a level 3 course.

This course starts in September and will run for 18 weeks, 4 hours per week on Wednesday 5pm - 9pm.

Course fees (if not eligible for funding): £365.

Bookkeeping - Level 2 Certificate

This is a beginner's course for individuals who have no current knowledge of double entry bookkeeping skills.

The course will introduce students to the double-entry bookkeeping system, and associated documents and processes. Students will reach the stage of extracting an initial trial balance before any adjustments are made. The course provides students with the skills necessary to operate a manual double-entry bookkeeping system and provides a strong foundation for progression to more advanced manual and computerised activities. In addition, students will learn about control accounts, journals and methods of payment. Finally, students will examine the reconciliation processes in bookkeeping, the use of the journal and re-drafting the trial balance, following initial adjustments.

Once you have completed the course you can go on to apply the principles learnt on a level 3 course.

This course starts in September and will run for 18 weeks, 4 hours per week on Wednesday 5pm - 9pm.

Course fees (if not eligible for funding): £365.

Entry Requirements

There is no requirement for an accounting or bookkeeping qualification but students must have as a minimum a level 2 or above Maths qualification (GCSE grade C or 4, Functional Skill or Key skill) and Level 1 English qualification (GCSE grade D or 3, Functional Skill or Key skill).

Details

The Level 2 Qualification comprises the following:

  • Introduction to bookkeeping
  • Principles of bookkeeping controls

Classroom based teaching and computer suites for practice accounting sessions. Sessions are delivered by highly qualified industry accountants.

INTRODUCTION TO BOOKKEEPING

This unit provides students with an understanding of manual and digital bookkeeping systems, including the associated documents and processes. Students will learn the basic principles that underpin the double-entry bookkeeping systems:

  • Understand how to set up bookkeeping systems
  • Process customer transactions
  • Process supplier transactions
  • Process receipts and payments
  • Process transactions into the ledger accounts

PRINCIPLES OF BOOKKEEPING CONTROLS.

This unit builds on the knowledge and skills acquired from studying Introduction to Bookkeeping and explores control accounts, journals and reconciliations. Students will develop the ability to prepare the value added tax (VAT) control accounts as well as the receivables and payables ledger accounts. They will use the journal to record a variety of transactions, including the correction errors. Students will be able to redraft the initial trial balance, following adjustments:

  • Use control accounts
  • Reconcile a bank statement with the cash book
  • Use the journal
  • Produce trial balances

Both units are assessed by an online exam. Both units must be passed to achieve the full level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping.

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Progression

This is an introductory course for beginners but on completion students will be able to undertake duties as a bookkeeper. Further study at level 3 would enable students to complete all manual bookkeeping duties including year-end adjustments

Possible careers with this range of skills would include:

  • Trainee Bookkeeper
  • Accounting Administrator
  • Finance Assistant
  • Clerical Assistant
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