Bookkeeping (ICB Level 1 And 2)
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Bookkeeping qualification. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Bookkeeping is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Level 1 & 2 Bookkeeping course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.
This course is suitable if you wish to develop bookkeeping skills for your business, your job or keep track of finances. Essential Bookkeeping prepares you for a number of nationally recognised qualifications and is also the perfect starting point for a career in accounting.
This Course Helps you
- develop a good level of basic bookkeeping skills
- prepare for more advanced bookkeeping training
- acquire the underpinning knowledge needed for Accounting NVQs
- gain a recognised bookkeeping qualification
What can I do after taking the Bookkeeping Course?
With relevant Qualification, you can go on to become Accounts Clerk or Bookkeeper. As a bookkeeper, you will work in all types of businesses and organisations, keeping financial records up to date and helping to prepare accounts. In larger companies you would usually work as part of an accounting team. You might specialise in one area like sales or purchase ledger, payroll or credit control. In small businesses you might do all of these tasks and also check banking activities and handle cash.
If you're an organised person with a head for figures and have good computer skills, this could be a job that you would really enjoy.
Starting salaries can be around £15,000 to £16,000 a year. With experience, you can earn up to £22,000 a year. As a senior clerk you may earn up to £25,000 a year or more.*
*Figures are intended as a guideline only.
On completion of the Bookkeeping course, learners can also go on to study further in areas such as:
- Accounting (Level 3)
- Business Finance
- AAT Access
- AAT Certificate in Accounting
- AAT Diploma in Accounting
- Business – Accounting BTEC HND Level 5
Your Bookkeeping (ICB Level 1 And 2) Course:
This course is suitable if you wish to develop bookkeeping skills for your business, your job or keep track of finances.
- Study Time
- Key Topics
- Entry Requirements
- Home Study Support
- Home Study Resources
- Further Information
- What's Included
- Possible Career Path
Study Hours are an approximate figure and are dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the Bookkeeping (ICB Level 1 And 2) course is: 100 Hours
Level 1 Book Keeping
- Unit 1 – An introduction to record keeping
- Unit 2 – Further bank account transactions
- Unit 3 – Double Entry Book Keeping
- Unit 4 – Double Entry Book Keeping
- Unit 5 – The Calculation of VAT and the development of business documents
- Unit 6 – The posting of VAT Transactions to the Ledgers
- Unit 7 – Day Books Explanation of day books
Level 2 Book Keeping
- Unit 1 – Cash Books
- Unit 2 – Correction of errors
- Unit 3 – Reconciling the accounts
- Unit 4 – Introduction to Final Accounts of a Sole Trader
- Unit 5 – Adjustments to Final Accounts Accruals and prepayments
- Unit 6 – End of Year Ledger Entries
There will be two final examinations which make up 100% of the mark. You will need to contact the ICB and pay to become a member which is currently £45.
Exam fees are payable, visit http://www.bookkeepers.org.uk
Upon successful completion and achievement of the required pass mark, a nationally recognised certificate will be awarded by the Institue of Certified Book-Keepers as confirmation that your work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.
Entry RequirementsNo Entry Requirements
The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Bookkeeping and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.
You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.
Home Study Support
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Bookkeeping course. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.
What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.
Home Study Resources
No other books are necessary for this course. However, if you require further reading, Frank Wood's and Alan Sangster's Business Accounting 2 (ninth edition) published by Pitman will prepare you for the examinations listed above and is also suitable for use with our Advanced Book-Keeping course. Therefore, if you wish to progress to a further stage, you will not have to buy another textbook.
ICB Certificates in Basic Bookkeeping (level 1) and Manual Bookkeeping (level 2)
Essential Bookkeeping is the starting point to help you develop a good level of basic bookkeeping skills. The course leads to a choice of nationally recognised qualifications and introduces all the central principles of bookkeeping, whether it's to help with running your business, to develop new skills for your job or just to help you stay on top of your finances.
Possible Career Path
Accounts clerks (also known as finance clerks or bookkeepers) keep financial records and help to prepare accounts in all types of business. As an accounts clerk your duties would typically include: balancing accounts (often known as 'double entry book-keeping'), processing sales invoices, receipts and payments, preparing statements showing the company or department's income and outgoings, completing VAT returns, checking that accounts are accurate, preparing wages and processing expenses claims, if you deal with payroll, helping to prepare final accounts, such as profit and loss accounts and balance sheets, using computerised accounting systems and giving administrative support to accountants. In larger companies, you would usually work as part of an accounting team, and you might specialise in one area like sales or purchase ledger, payroll or credit control. In small businesses, you might do all of these tasks and also handle cash.
Find out more about the Job Role for Accounts Clerk .
Other possible career paths are Book Keeper and Accounting Technician
Our online courses are fully digitised so you can study on any smart device. Your learning programme is completely flexible so you can study at a pace that suits you. All our content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective. Your course of study is broken down into units and sections, each of which contains lessons, activities and test papers. Courses are delivered on our Digital Learning Environment allowing you to study from anywhere on any smart device as long as you have access to the Internet. The course concludes by preparing you for examination using past papers in your chosen subject.
As a student, your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Bookkeeping home study course and earn your award:
- Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the course.
- Completion Certificate
- Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
- Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
- NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)
- One year educational support by e-mail.
You can also choose to pick from following while you are enrolling and avail the services at a highly discounted price for our students.
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12 MONTH COURSE INSURANCE :
Reordering a course pack, if you have damaged yours, can be costly. You can usually expect to pay a huge price for a copy. The 12 month insurance Cover will meet the cost for you if your pack was damaged. We will send out another Course Pack at no extra cost if you send us a proof of the damaged course.
LEARNING FOR LIFE:
We support our students even after they have graduated from the college. Learning for Life Services include:
1. Academic Reference: We are often asked to provide references for students by employers or colleges and universities. The aims of an academic reference are to confirm facts (confirm accuracy of statements made in any application) and to provide relevant opinion on the candidate's aptitude and ability.
2. CV Refresh Service: When you successfully complete your course you will be entitled to our CV refresh service. We will update your current CV to ensure that your new skills and achievements are presented to the highest standard. We will also add your CV to databank of our sister company www.twindo.co.uk
3. 25% off Courses: *(This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers)
For all students who successfully complete their course, you will be entitled to 25% off any future courses through eDistance Learning or it's partners.
Furthermore this offer will be extended to your family and friends.
Further InformationAward Level: Level 1 & 2 Awarding Body: ICB (www.bookkeepers.org.uk) Format: Online
If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.
Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course. We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.
This course can be enrolled upon by students internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.
WHAT TO DO NOW?
Step One: It's simple - all you need to do now is choose whether you want to pay in instalments or in full and then click on the relevant enrolment button at the top of this page.
Step Two: Once you have selected your payment option to enrol you will be redirected (this can take a few seconds) to our PayPal payment page for you to select your payment method and complete your enrolment.
Step Three: Within 7 days (normally 48 hours) your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you. A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.
That's it..... Thanks and wishing you the best of luck with your studies.
ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) qualifications are developed in consultation with employers, government, small business owners and experienced bookkeepers. Renowned as providing the principal and toughest qualifications in bookkeeping, ICB ensures that its syllabus is rigorously practical and relevant to the work you will be doing as a bookkeeper.
Once you have completed your assessments, you will receive prestigious qualification certificates to improve your CV and be eligible to apply for official membership of ICB. Members stand out from the crowd with professional letters after their name and access to vital support resources, legal advice and other benefits.
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How is the course structured?
The Institute of Certified Book-Keepers Bookkeeping Level 1 & 2 course is divided into thirteen comprehensive units:
Level 1 Book Keeping
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
Level 2 Book Keeping
Unit 1 – Cash Books
- Two column cash books
- Revision of cash discount
- Three column cash book
- The Petty Cash Book
Unit 2 – Correction of errors
- Types of errors
- Correcting the ledgers
- The suspense account
Unit 3 – Reconciling the accounts
- Bank reconciliation
- Control Accounts – reconciling customer and supplier balances
- The VAT Return
Unit 4 – Introduction to Final Accounts of a Sole Trader
- The nature of profit
- Calculating gross and net profit
- The Trading, Profit and Loss Account
- The Balance Sheet
Unit 5 – Adjustments to Final Accounts
- Accruals and prepayments
- Bad debts and the Provision for Bad Debts
- Further corrections and adjustments to profits
Unit 6 – End of Year Ledger Entries
- Closing of the ledger accounts at the year end
Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore any registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Bookkeeping home study course is £493.75, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £395 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.
You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £98.75 and then 4 equal payments of £98.75 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.
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