Bookkeeping For Beginners

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Learn how to manage business finances with ease and maintain financial records efficiently with the Bookkeeping For Beginners course. This introductory training program is endorsed by ABC Awards – an organisation that ensures professional, reputable certification for further education.

In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of bookkeeping and familiarise with the role and responsibilities of a bookkeeper in detail. It includes step-by-step training on how to manage manual and computerised systems, with an introduction to the functionality of bookkeeping. You will learn how to handle different financial accounts, including the primary ledgers, and how to prepare a balance sheet for analysing the financial health of a business. 

On successful completion, you will have a solid understanding of the types of bookkeeping accounts, the duties of a bookkeeper and the skills required to fast track your career.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the main differences between bookkeeping and accounting
  • Familiarise with the different types of banking systems 
  • Gain a professional qualification in bookkeeping to kickstart your career
  • Learn about trial balances, cash books, t-accounts, debits and credits
  • Get step-by-step training on reconciling the bank and supplier statements
  • Develop your knowledge of petty cash and learn how to manage a petty cash account for your business
  • Broaden your understanding of the different types of tax such as direct and indirect
  • Understand the differences between accounts payable and accounts receivable 

Entry Requirement:

  • This course is available to all learners, of all academic backgrounds.
  • Learners should be aged 16 or over to undertake the qualification.
  • Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course.

Who is this Course for?

This course is suitable for those who are pursuing a career in bookkeeping and want to gain a recognised qualification,  fundamental skills, and knowledge to kickstart their career. There are no entry requirements for this course, however, having good numerical skills is beneficial.


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).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Course Gate has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 1 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Course Gate to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications.   ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification.  For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales


Endorsed Certificate of Achievement

At the successful completion of the course, the learners can order an endorsed certificate of achievement from ABC & Certa Awards by paying the fee of £38. There is an additional £10 delivery charge for international students.

Certificate of Completion from Course Gate

At the successful completion of the course, the learners may order the Certificate of Completion from Course Gate (soft copy) by paying only £2. For the Printed hard copy of the certificate, the learners have to pay £9. There is an additional £10 delivery charge for international students.

Career Path

On successful completion of this course, learners will have the practical skills and knowledge to explore a wide range of career opportunities in bookkeeping. An entry-level qualification in bookkeeping can help open doors for the following roles:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Accountant/Bookkeeper

Course Curriculum

Introduction to the course
Introduction 00:02:00
Introduction to Bookkeeping
Introduction to Bookkeeping 00:15:00
Final Quiz Exam – Introduction to Bookkeeping 00:10:00
Bookkeeping systems
Manual System 00:08:00
Computerised Systems 00:10:00
How it Fits Together 00:08:00
Final Quiz Exam – Bookkeeping systems 00:10:00
Basics of Bookkeeping
Bookkeeping Basics 00:25:00
Final Quiz Exam – Basics of Bookkeeping 00:10:00
The functionality of bookkeeping
Ledgers 00:10:00
Trial Balance and Coding 00:10:00
PNL Account and Balance Sheet 00:04:00
Final Quiz Exam – The functionality of bookkeeping 00:10:00
On a personal note
AILE Personal 00:05:00

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