1Course Overview

Introduction to Bookkeeping Level 1

Course code: OSC1278

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Learn the fundamental knowledge of basic bookkeeping  - all from the comfort of your own home! 

Perfect for those who want to gain introductory knowledge or who are self-employed and want to manage their own bookkeeping responsibilities, this course will enable learners to: 

  • Gain an understanding of the role of a bookkeeper
  • Produce routine business and administration documents 
  • Learn how to make entries into the prime entry books
  • Understand bookkeeping terminology and concepts
  • Develop professional and ethical manners 
  • Manage their own bookkeeping tasks

If you need some essential knowledge and skills surrounding bookkeeping without the stress of examinations, this course is the perfect choice for you. 

It couldn't be easier! All your materials will be delivered to you via email or post and our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

You will have more than enough time to complete your course, so you can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

20% off selected courses - Until 22nd January
2Course Content
Unit 1 – Bookkeeping basics
  • Understanding bookkeeping
  • The role of a bookkeeper
  • Business types
  • Core business relationships
  • Calculating and recording VAT
  • Cashbook, petty cashbook and reconciliation
Unit 2 – Source documents
  • Creating invoices, credit notes and statement of accounts
  • Preparing supplier documents
  • Checking key financial documents
  • Recording source documents
Unit 3 – Books of Prime Entry
  • Sales daybook and sales return daybook
  • Purchase day book and purchases returns daybook
  • Petty cash and petty cash vouchers
  • Reconciling bank accounts
Unit 4 - Definitions and calculating profit
  • Assets, liabilities, expenses and income
  • Bookkeeping terminology
  • Totalling sale and expenses
  • Calculating gross and net profit
Unit 5 – Professional and ethical behaviour
  • Effective communication
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Bookkeeping and confidentiality
  • Ethical behaviour
3Other Information
Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have a full year (12 months) to complete your studies.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted to you. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end, the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 1 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner. 

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.   As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

4Q&As

Course Questions & Answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra Card
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Study Pack
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  • *not included in the online study option
Do I have to sit an exam?

No, completion of this course is issued based on your tutor-marked assignments alone.

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is covered in the cost of the course! 

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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  • I have 3 years of UK address history
  • I am currently employed or self-employed
  • With a minimum annual income of £5,000
  • I am not bankrupt or in an IVA (Individual Voluntary Agreement)
  • I have a UK bank account capable of paying direct debits
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