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IAB Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping

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Take the first step to becoming a qualified bookkeeper!

  • Gain a full introduction to double entry bookkeeping, trial balances and bank reconciliations.
  • Learn how to keep double entry records.
  • Understand how to prepare reconciliations.
  • Achieve a nationally recognised qualification from the International Association of Bookkeepers.

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Course overview

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or via email, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

You can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Course Duration

Up to one year.

Course Outcome

You will achieve an IAB Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Knowledge tests and tutor-marked assignments.

Course content

Extra info


A knowledge test and two assignments 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. You will also have to complete a tutor-marked assignment.

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

This course will take approximately 25 study hours. You can register at any time and will have a full year to complete the course 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 1 Award in Manual Bookkeeping accredited by the International Association of Bookkeepers(IAB). That means that it is a level 1 nationally recognised qualification approved by the regulatory authorities in England (Ofqual), Wales (Welsh Government) and Northern Ireland (CCEA).

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.

RQF Number: 601/9065/6


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