IAB Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping QCF

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A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain a qualification without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life. You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future.

Course Description

IAB Level 1 Award In Manual Bookkeeping QCF course, will teach you how to keep financial records using single-entry manual bookkeeping system, become competent in basic bookkeeping routines/activities and gain a nationally recognised qualification from the International Association of Bookkeepers.

This course is designed for study by distance learning.


You must successfully complete a series of activities and assessments. Once all assessments and activities have been completed satisfactorily, you will then be awarded your certificate. The good news is, there is no final exam.

Previous Knowledge Required

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this home study course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.


You will receive the entire package of course materials in a single dispatch together with dedicated Tutor Support for 12 months. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

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Maintaining Petty Cash Records
Completing a petty cash voucher
Maintaining an analysed petty cash book
Maintaining the petty cash balance

Making and Receiving Payments
Processing cash receipts
Processing cheques received and other forms of receipts
Making payments in cash
Making payments by cheque
Preparing a remittance advice

Preparing and Processing Bookkeeping Documents
Processing sales invoices and credit notes
Processing supplier invoices and credit notes

Recording Credit Transactions
Sales daybook
Sales return daybook
Purchases daybook
Purchases returns daybook
Total and cross-check the daybooks for accuracy

Recording Receipts and Payments
Maintaining a two-column analysed cash book
Reconciling the bank statement with the cash book

Awarding Organisation

Upon successful completion of the 4 tutor marked assessments, you will achieve a Level 1 Award in Manual Bookkeeping accredited by the IAB (International Association of Bookkeepers). That means that it is a level 1 nationally recognised qualification approved by the regulatory authorities in England (Ofqual), Wales (Welsh Government) and Northern Ireland (CCEA).

IAB stands for the International Association of Bookkeepers, which is an awarding body of qualifications and a professional association for qualified bookkeepers. IAB qualifications are developed by education professionals, members of the IAB, employers and other relevant organisations to ensure that their courses meet the highest industry-approved standards.


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