About the course

This course is ideal if wish to begin you studies of computerised bookkeeping or if you are the owner of a small businesses, as it gives coverage of the keeping of a single-entry book manual keeping system, suitable for the production of small business accounts  and also acts as some of the underpinning knowledge required for the processing of financial transactions using a computerised accounting system.

The IAB is the longest established professional body for bookkeeping. It was formed in 1973, and is committed to maintaining the highest standards in book-keeping. It holds its examinations in over 90 countries throughout the world. This course is suited to those who have little or no experience of finance, and who may be looking for a career change.

What you will study

  • Manual book keeping
  • Recording receipts and payments
  • Preparing and processing bookkeeping documents
  • Recording credit transactions
  • Making and receiving payments
  • Maintaining petty cash records
  • Computerized Book keeping

Mandatory units

  • Record routine bookkeeping transactions using a computerised system
  • Prepare and record sales and purchase documents using a computerised system

Option units

  • Principles of recording and processing financial transactions
  • Professional values and basic business legislation


  • Exams and a College-based assignments

Entry requirements

  • A reasonable standard of maths and English is expected and you must be computer literate
  • You need to be over 19 at the beginning of the academic year to be able to enrol on this course

Moving forward

  • Accounting AAT Level 2 Certificate
  • OR Accounting AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate

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