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

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Pursue your career in bookkeeping, from home!

  • 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.
This course is only available as a study pack.

Course overview

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in bookkeeping, this IAB course is ideal for students who want to achieve a nationally recognised qualification in bookkeeping, those aspiring to achieve a career in bookkeeping and accounts or learners that want to boost their skills and progress in their current career.

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 (International Association of 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 course, 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 International Association of Bookkeepers (IAB).

Awarding Body

IAB stands for the International Association of Bookkeepers, which is an awarding body of qualifications and a professional association for qualified bookkeepers. IAB qualifications are developed by education professionals, members of the IAB, employers and other relevant organisations to ensure that their courses meet the highest industry-approved standards.

This course is nationally recognised qualification approved by the regulatory authorities in England (Ofqual), Wales (Welsh Government) and Northern Ireland (CCEA).


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