IAB Level 1 Award in Computerised Bookkeeping

This training course is designed to appeal to those individuals who are new to a computerised accounting package and want to gain an understanding of basic accounting principles. It will also offer certification for those who are already working in an accounting environment but have not, as yet, gained a recognised qualification.

Entry requirements:

There are no formal entry requirements; however, it is important that you have good basic skills in numeracy and literacy which will be assessed during the enrolment process..

Length of course                     10 weeks (including exam)

Study options                          Morning, afternoon or evening sessions

Duration of session                 3 hours

Cost of course                         £360

Cost includes: IAB registration and exam fee, all study resources, computer software and qualification certificate.

Assessment method: Computerised accounts assignment, knowledge tests,

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Main course content (Section 1 Introduction to Bookkeeping):

  • Accounting terminology
  • Basic principles of double entry
  • Basic rules and regulation on VAT
  • Sole trader business format
  • Books of prime entry
  • Trial Balance
  • Source documentation
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Use of account codes

Main course content (Section 2 Computerised Accounts)

  • Enter data into accounting package
  • Customer and supplier invoices and credit notes
  • Customer and supplier payments
  • Correct errors
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Produce documents
  • Maintain petty cash
  • Produce reports
  • Data storage and security