Introduction to Bookkeeping (Short Course)

Our course code: X101

Course fee £145 or from £11 per month

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Are you interested in studying bookkeeping or accounting but don’t know where to start? Or do you want to get started in a career in Bookkeeping? Get to know your assets from your liabilities with this Introduction to Bookkeeping course.

This Introductory course is the perfect place to start if you have no experience in bookkeeping or accountancy. We take you right from the start and by the end of the course, you will know what it takes to undertake the basics of bookkeeping. The Introduction to Bookkeeping course has been designed to introduce learners to the basic bookkeeping practices which underlie bookkeeping and accounting processes, from this course you will gain fundamental knowledge and understanding of the principles of bookkeeping. If you are a small business owner, or part of a larger organisation, having bookkeeping and accounting knowledge is a must have business skill.

This introductory course is the perfect place to start if you have no experience in bookkeeping or accountancy.

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  • At your own pace

    Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.

  • Unlimited Tutor Support

    Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.

Study Hours

Our short bookkeeping course should take around 3 hours.

Study Method

This course is designed to be studied via our Online Learning Environment. You can access the course anywhere, at any time via your phone, tablet or computer.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours above. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for an additional fee, which also extends your tutor support.


Throughout the course there will be self-assessment questions to enable you to monitor your progress and a knowledge check quiz at the end of the course.

Course Outcomes

This course will provide you with some of the foundation knowledge you’ll need to pursue further training, such as our ICB Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping , and ICB Level 3 Bookkeeping and Accounts.

Additional Information

Difficulty - Level 1

Entry requirements - You need no prior knowledge to begin this course

Course Content

1: Introduction to Bookkeeping

On this introductory course you will study the basics of bookkeeping:

  • Essential Terminology
  • Financial Documents
  • Preparing an Invoice & Calculating VAT
  • Essential Banking Procedures
  • Bookkeeping Procedures

Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for the specified duration of your course.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

Most students finish comfortably within the course duration period given. However, if you do need more time, your personal tutor support can be extended for an additional fee.

Please check our main FAQs section or Contact Us, we have experienced course advisers who will be delighted to help!