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IAB Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounting

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 and Accounting Level 3 course could be just for you. From exploring the process of making accounting adjustments to the complexities of preparing financial statements.

  • Understand how to prepare a trial balance, use a suspense account and correct bookkeeping errors.
  • Explore how to carry out routine period end procedures such as valuing stock and recording a stock valuation in the bookkeeping system.
  • Know how to gain the skills required to prepare financial statements for a sole trader.
  • Gain an internationally recognised qualification.
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Course overview

This IAB Bookkeeping and Accounting Level 3 course 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. As briefly mentioned in the course introduction, you will be introduced to the process of making accounting adjustments in the preparation of financial statements.

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 1 year.

Course outcome

You will receive a Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounting accredited by the IAB.

Entry requirements

It is recommended that you have a sound knowledge of bookkeeping up to and including trial balance stage.


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

Course content

RQF Number: 601/9058/9

Extra info


During this course, you will complete a number of tutor-marked assignments in preparation for your official assessments.

As part of your official assessment, you will complete one online knowledge test, 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. You will also be required to pass one IAB examination which will be completed under controlled conditions at an external venue. You will be responsible for booking your exams, but we can assist with identifying an appropriate 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 will have 12 months to complete the course. You will also receive 12 months tutor support, 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 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounting accredited by the IAB (Institute of Accountants and Bookkeepers).

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?

When you have successfully completed the IAB Bookkeeping and Accounting Level 3 course, you will be able to apply for professional membership with IAB and start your career in bookkeeping and accounting.


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