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Bookeeping Level 1 Certificate

Bookeeping Level 1 Certificate

[ UBKP01 ]


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This Level 1 distance learning course is specifically designed in a format that allows you to study at your own pace, in your own time, wherever you wish. This course is suitable if you wish to develop bookkeeping skills for your business, your job or to keep track of finances.


    Course Length - 6 Months
    Award Received - UK Distance Learning & Publishing Diploma
    Course Code: UBKP01

This course is designed to help the student:

  •         develop a good level of basic bookkeeping skills
  •         prepare for more advanced bookkeeping training
  •         acquire the underpinning knowledge needed for Accounting NVQs

Unit 1 – An introduction to record keeping

        The importance of keeping accurate financial records
        The layout of a bank account and its entries
        Balancing the account

Unit 2 – Further bank account transactions

        Types of income and expenditure
        The analysed bank account

Unit 3 – Double Entry Book Keeping – Cash Transactions

        Basic double entry accounts for bank transactions
        Further account balancing
        The trial balance
        The cash account
        The capital account
        Accounting for payroll transactions

Unit 4 – Double Entry Book Keeping - Credit Transactions

        Credit transactions
        Developing accounts for customers and suppliers
        Splitting the Ledger
        Entering credit transactions into the accounts

Unit 5 – The Calculation of VAT and the development of business documents

        The concept of VAT and VAT registered businesses
        Calculating VAT
        The production of business documents containing VAT
        Dealing with trade and cash discounts

Unit 6 – The posting of VAT Transactions to the Ledgers

        The posting of cash and credit items to the ledger for a VAT registered business
        VAT Input and VAT Output accounts
        The single Vat Account
        How to calculate VAT exclusive and VAT inclusive amounts

Unit 7 – Day Books

        Explanation of day books
        Making entries into the various books
        Posting day book entries to the relevant accounts in the correct ledger

At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a UK Distance Learning and Publishing Diploma.


  •     The course comes to you as a proper paper-based pack, not as an electronic password
  •     You will get full tutor support via email
  •     You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors
  •     You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments
  •     Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
  •     You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

This course can be taken over a 6 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.

You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work, guide you through the course and assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.

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