1Course Overview

IAB Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounting

Course code: OSC1186

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Pursue your studies in bookkeeping and accounting, from home!

This course is accredited by the IAB (International Association of 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).

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
  • Those aspiring to achieve a career in bookkeeping and accounts
  • Learners that want to boost their skills and progress in their current career

This IAB Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounting course enables you to:

  • 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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2Course Content

RQF Number: 601/9058/9

Unit 1: Principles of Accounting

(R/508/5865, Unit Level: 3, GLH: 10)

  • Purpose of accounting concepts and standards
  • The qualitative characteristics of financial information
  • Accounting for a stock valuation
  • Accounting for fixed assets
  • Accounting for prepayments and accruals
  • Accounting for bad and doubtful debts
  • The purpose of a trial balance and a suspense account
  • The purpose of financial statements
  • The purpose of the extended trial balance
  • The principles of accounting for partnerships
  • The process of accounting from incomplete records
  • The principles of accounting for not for profit organisations
Unit 2: Make accounting adjustments

(Y/508/5866, Unit Level: 3, GLH: 25)

  • Account for a stock valuation
  • Account for fixed assets
  • Account for prepayments and accruals
  • Account for bad and doubtful debts
Unit 3: Prepare financial statements from double entry records for sole traders and partnerships

(D/508/5867, Unit Level: 3, GLH: 25)

  • Prepare a trial balance and correct errors
  • Prepare financial statements for a sole trader
  • Prepare an extended trial balance
  • Prepare financial statements for a partnership
Unit 4: Prepare financial statements from incomplete records for sole traders and not for profit organisations

(H/508/5868, Unit Level: 3, GLH: 20)

  • Calculate capital or accumulated funds from incomplete data
  • Construct accounts and a trial balance from incomplete records
  • Prepare financial statements from incomplete records
3Other Information
Assessment

A knowledge test, two assignments and an examination are used for the purpose of assessing learner competence in this qualification. The assessments for this course are completed online using the IAB Online testing platform and are subject to a time constraint. The IAB examinations must be completed under controlled conditions.

Course Duration

This course will take approximately 80 study hours. You can register at any time and will have 12 months to complete the course and 12 months tutor support, from the date of enrolment, 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 Outcome

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). That means that it is a level 3 nationally recognised qualification approved by the regulatory authorities in England (Ofqual), Wales (Welsh Government) and Northern Ireland (CCEA).

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.

Learners who do not achieve the full qualification may request a Unit Certificate of Completion (RQF) for any of the individual units they successfully complete. This certificate will refer only to the title of the unit completed. Prior to issue of the Unit Certificate of Completion (RQF) a fee per unit must be paid to the IAB.

RQF Number: 601/9058/9

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills or knowledge do you need to enrol onto this course?

It is recommended that you have a sound knowledge of bookkeeping up to and including trial balance stage. Suitable work experience would qualify you to commence your studies at this Level, as would the IAB Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping qualification or a similar qualification issued by another awarding body.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Accreditation
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • Student study planner
  • Three colour highlighter
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
  • FREE CV writing service
Are there any additional costs?

You will need to pay an additional fee to become registered with IAB for your chosen course and to become a student member. It is also your responsibility to pay for all IAB exams and assessment venues.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

Finance options

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The total course fee includes a loan arrangement fee. Your initial deposit payment will be used towards this fee, any remaining fee balance will be added the loan amount.

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Our finance option is provided in partnership with AffordItNow.
For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
  • Have a valid email address and can access it

Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

Open Study College, 6140 Knights Court, Birmingham Business Park, Birmingham B37 7WY is a licensed credit broker, authorised and regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority (licence number 724179 with FCA).