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ICS Bookkeeping & Accounts


ICS Bookkeeping & Accounts

Our Bookkeeping and Accounts course will equip you with the skills to undertake one of the most fundamental roles in business: taking care of the finances. Whether as a business owner or employee, knowledge of basic bookkeeping is hugely useful and the book-keeping and accounting online course means you can gain this knowledge in your own time, from double entry book-keeping to budget control. With a bookkeeping qualification you can increase your chances of employment.

ICS Bookkeeping & Accounts

Our distance learning Bookkeeping and Accounts course takes you through the process from first principles to final accounts, giving you an in-depth knowledge and set of skills which will make you an asset in any business.

You will learn the fundamentals of bookkeeping, such as the ledger, the cash book, and sales and purchases. You'll explore double entry book-keeping and trial balances, before going on to learn about the journal, bank accounts and balance sheets.

The Bookkeeping and Accounts course will also lead you into the bigger picture of business finance. You'll look at management accounting and the different systems used in corporate settings. Budgets and budget control will be explained, along with cash flow statements and financial analysis.

Once you have completed this book-keeping course you will be ready for accounting roles and bookkeeping jobs, and for possible further study to take your career even further.


Entry Requirements

You don't need any previous experience or qualifications to enrol in our Bookkeeping and Accounts course. That's because we believe in making home study - and a rewarding future - as accessible as possible.

Where will I go from here?

The Bookkeeping and Accounts course will give you the skills you need to begin a career in accounting and bookkeeping. However, to progress further, you will find further study a definite advantage. The Bookkeeping and Accounts course is the ideal lead into the IAB Level 2 Certificate and Level 3 Diploma courses.

What will I gain?

On completion, you'll receive the ICS Bookkeeping and Accounts Diploma.

Assessment

Assessments are a great way of checking your progress. During your Bookkeeping and Accounts course, you'll complete seven unit assessments and a final end of course assessment.

Many questions have multiple parts (i.e. Question 1 a, b, c, etc.). Short answer questions normally require you to write between a sentence and a paragraph.

Scenario-based questions test that you can apply the knowledge you have learnt from the course to imaginary scenarios. For example, you may be given some information about an imaginary business and then be required to prepare its accounts.

Generally, assessments can be sent to us online via the ICS Student Community: it's the fastest way to receive your results.

What will I get?

Because we're experts in home learning, ICS knows about and offers all the support you need along the way.

You'll receive study materials that have been specially designed for distance learning by experts in your chosen field.

You'll have access to an experienced personal tutor both online and over the phone, ready to help you with guidance and motivation.

You'll also be part of the ICS Online Student Community, where you'll have access to library materials and your account information, as well as vital links with your fellow students, with the chance to discuss your work, ask questions and make new friends.

Study Period

12 months

Hours of study

90 hours

(That's the equivalent of a little less than two hours of study a week over the 12-month support period)

Support period

12 months

Course code

N77

Course cost

SAVE 20% | £271.20 | In stock

Additional fees

There are no examination or registration fees for our Book-keeping & Accounts course.

Key topics

Introduction to Bookkeeping and Accounts

  • An introduction to all the basic principles of bookkeeping and accounts, including the ledger, cash book, double-entry bookkeeping, VAT, sales, purchases, trial balance, subsidiary books of account, bank accounts, reconciliation, journals, profit and loss, final accounts and the balance sheet. 

Introduction to Finance and Accounting

  • Discover the use of accounts in management
  • Examine sources of business finance
  • Explore working capital.

Accounting for Business Managers

  • Learn accounting concepts, financial record-keeping, final accounts and company accounts covering profit and loss and balance sheets. 

Accounting Control Systems

  • Explore budgetary control systems, standard costing and variance analysis
  • Learn about costing systems including break-even analysis, and look at control ratios.

Financial Analysis

  • Delve into Ratio analysis and cash flow statements
  • Discover the discounted cash flow
  • Learn about cost-benefit analysis techniques.

You can either pay for your course in full or opt for a monthly payment plan.

Course fee: £339 (excluding discounts)

Or speak to one of our course advisors now for payment plans.