Bookkeeping and Accounts Level 1

Course overview

If you are looking to break into bookkeeping, or if you’ve already been doing it and want to get a qualification to prove your competence, then this is the right course for you. In a relaxed and supportive environment, you will be introduced to the many skills required to perform bookkeeping and accounting duties for businesses of various sizes.

  • No prior knowledge or experience required
  • A text book is essential for this course
  • The exam fee is included
  • Preparing, checking and understanding the use of various documentation including invoices, statements, credit notes, cheques and cash requisition vouchers. Preparation and checking includes calculating tax, trade discount, settlement discount, prices and price extensions.
  • Entering invoices and credit notes into the books of original entry including sales day book, purchase daybook, sales return daybook and purchase return daybook. Posting the day book totals into the various ledger accounts.
  • Recording two and three column cash book transactions. Updating a cash book from details appearing on a bank statement and preparing a bank reconciliation statement taking into consideration unpresented cheques, returned cheques, outstanding lodgements, direct debits, standing orders, direct credits, and other direct payments.
  • Complete a petty cash sheet using the imprest system.
  • Balancing ledger accounts, bringing down the balance for the following period.
  • Extracting a trial balance from the ledger accounts.

You will learn via formal instruction.

This course will prepare you for the City & Guilds Bookkeeping and Accounts Level 1 examination.

View frequently asked questions regarding the exam, or find out more on the City & Guilds website.

No previous experience required.

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