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).
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.
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: