Introduction to Bookkeeping Level 1

Course code: OSC1278

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

  • Gain an understanding of the role of a bookkeeper.
  • Learn how to make entries into the prime entry books and produce routine business and administration documents.
  • Understand bookkeeping terminology and concepts, as well as the principles of professional and ethical behaviour.
  • Develop your knowledge of how to manage bookkeeping tasks.
Course overview

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.

Course Duration

Up to one year.

Course Outcome

You will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor-marked assignments.

Course content
  • Understanding bookkeeping
  • The role of a bookkeeper
  • Business types
  • Core business relationships
  • Calculating and recording VAT
  • Cashbook, petty cashbook and reconciliation
  • Creating invoices, credit notes and statement of accounts
  • Preparing supplier documents
  • Checking key financial documents
  • Recording source documents
  • Sales daybook and sales return daybook
  • Purchase daybook and purchases returns daybook
  • Petty cash and petty cash vouchers
  • Reconciling bank accounts
  • Assets, liabilities, expenses and income
  • Bookkeeping terminology
  • Totalling sale and expenses
  • Calculating gross and net profit
  • Effective communication
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Bookkeeping and confidentiality
  • Ethical behaviour
Extra info

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 from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Awarding Body

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the ABC Awards and Certa Awards website.
This course has been benchmarked at level 1 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level.

Q&As

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

  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE XO Student Discounts card
  • FREE CV critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

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

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

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.

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 Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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