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IAB Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounting

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Pursue your studies in bookkeeping and accounting, from home!

  • 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

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in bookkeeping and accounting, this IAB course is ideal for students who want to achieve a nationally recognised qualification in bookkeeping and accounting and those aspiring to achieve a career in bookkeeping and accounts.

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 (International Association of Bookkeepers).

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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