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IAB Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping and IAB Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping

IAB Distance Learning Centre of the Year 2023

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Are you looking to pursue a career in bookkeeping or even further your knowledge in the field? Then this IAB Bookkeeping Level 1 and 2 course bundle could be just for you. From the introduction to the process of keeping double entry records to using a sub-divided double entry bookkeeping system, this may just be your foot in the door to the bookkeeping world.

  • Understand the types of business entity which operate in the private sector of the UK economy.
  • Become competent in all basic bookkeeping routines and activities.
  • Know how to use a sub-divided bookkeeping system using main books, subsidiary books and books of prime entry.
  • Gain an internationally recognised qualification.
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Course overview

This IAB Bookkeeping Levels 1 and 2 course bundle provides an excellent knowledge base in bookkeeping and accounting, whilst being ideal for students who want to achieve a career in the field. If you’ve already made a start to life in bookkeeping, this bundle will boost your skills and help you progress in your career. You’ll go from learning to prepare reconciliations to carrying out a range of day-to-day bookkeeping routines and activities.

It is ideal for:

  • Students who want to develop their accounting and bookkeeping knowledge
  • Those aspiring to work or progress their career in accounting, finance, or bookkeeping.

Future career options:

  • Chartered accounting
  • Finance manager
  • Management accounting
  • External auditor
  • Forensic accountant
  • Stockbroker
  • Internal audit
  • Business analyst

Course duration

Up to 2 years.

Course outcome

You will receive a Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping and a Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping accredited by the IAB (Institute of Accountants and Bookkeepers).

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


A mixture of tutor-marked assignments, online tests and examinations.

Course content

IAB Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping

IAB Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping

Extra info


During this IAB Bookkeeping Levels 1 and 2 course bundle, you will complete a number of tutor-marked assignments in preparation for your official assessments.

For the Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping, as part of your official assessment, you will complete 3 online knowledge tests. For the Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping, as part of your official assessment, you will complete two online knowledge tests, two online assignments and an examination.

All online knowledge tests and assignments for this course are completed using the IAB online testing platform and are subject to a time constraint. Your external IAB examination will be completed under controlled conditions at an external venue. You will be responsible for booking your exams, but we can assist in finding a venue.

Please note, you must purchase IAB student membership in order to book your IAB exams – please see the Q&As section for more information.

Course duration

Once enrolled, you can start at any time and have 24 months to complete this bundle (12 months for each level). You will also receive 12 months tutor support for each level, so you can work at your own pace.

Study method

This course is designed for study by distance learning at home or at work. You will receive a course pack containing all study materials, as well as support and assignment marking from a personal tutor.

Course outcomes

Upon successful completion of all assessments, you will achieve a Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping and a Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping accredited by the Institute of Accountants and Bookkeepers (IAB).

Awarding body

The Institute of Accountants and Bookkeepers (IAB) is a membership organisation and awarding body that provides qualifications in bookkeeping, payroll, and finance all over the world.

By offering flexible, Ofqual-regulated qualifications, they are helping develop students’ journeys from the beginning and throughout their careers. The courses are developed by education professionals, members of the IAB, employers, and other relevant organisations to ensure that all of their qualifications meet the highest industry-approved standards.

What next?

Upon completion of this course, you can move up to the IAB Bookkeeping Level 3 course.


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