This course aims to give a thorough and clear understanding of the basic principles of book-keeping and also introduce computerised bookkeeping.

Course Format

The course runs for two days and is led by a Tutor in a classroom environment. There will be revision and practical exercises followed by an assessment.

Course Content

Invoicing and Basic Bookkeeping entries:

– Completion of financial documents eg invoices and credit notes
– Recording cash and credit transactions
– Practical explanation of double entry system
– Posting of ledgers and relevance of T accounts
– Preparing and balancing of a bank reconciliation
– Petty Cash
Introduction to Accounting

– Year-end adjustments including accruals, depreciation, pre-payments etc.
– Journals
Trial Balances and Financial Statements

– Preparing a trial balance from raw data
– Extended trial balances and year-end adjustments
– The creation of straightforward Profit & Loss and Balance sheet reports from trial balance.
Additional Info

This course explains the fundaments of Bookkeeping with clear explanation of the underlying principles. The course provides a clear explanation how this knowledge is applied with computerised bookkeeping and offers a supplement in computerised bookkeeping as an option. The course empowers accounts staff understand their role rather than merely inputting data. This knowledge will assist greatly in their career development.

Dates and Duration

Two day course running from 10:30 to 16:30 with an exam to be completed at a later date once revision and practice have been completed.

Suitable for

A variety of students including school leavers, office staff and for business people generally.

Course Requirements

A good basic education including maths; common sense and willing to learn


A clear understanding of the core building blocks of finance; skill needed for entry level financial jobs and pursue further training at higher level in Finance.


Certification after successful completion.

City & Guilds Accreditation | QCF Qualification