Bookkeeping for Beginners - Mansfield Central Library - Community Learning

Mansfield Central Library, Mansfield

Key details

Date -
Sessions Mondays: 1pm - 3pm
No. sessions 5
Venue Mansfield Central Library, Mansfield
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 15
Cost FREE - £45

About this course

What are the aims of the course?  

  • To provide learners with an introduction to bookkeeping practices and to process source documents that underpin accurate record keeping;
  • To meet the needs of learners who work, or want to work, in a job role eg Accounts Trainee or Finance Clerk;

  • Allow learners to learn, develop and practice basic bookkeeping skills required for employment and/or career progression in the accounting sector;
  • Contribute to the knowledge and understanding towards the related Level 2 NVQ in Accounting, to City & Guilds Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping and Accounts, to City & Guilds Computerised Accounting and to AAT Foundation Level.
  • Course content does not include Self-Assessment Tax Return.

What will be covered on the course?  What will be taught to learners?

Learners will gain understanding of how to check and process documents involved in financial record keeping, develop skills to carry out routine book-keeping processes and develop underpinning knowledge of book-keeping principles.

  • Documentation: Complete and check the following documentation: invoices, statements, credit notes. Check Invoices and credit notes calculating VAT, discount and prices.
  • Day Books: Enter invoices and credit notes into the appropriate daybook (sales, purchases, returns) Transfer totals to respective ledgers.
  • Petty Cash: Using the imprest system enter the opening balance and analyse petty cash vouchers to appropriate columns, balance and cross tally
  • Balance Sheet: Summarise use of the balance sheet
  • Post transactions from source documentation to relevant ledgers
  • Initial trial balance: balance ledger accounts and bring down the balances to the following accounting period. 


What skills or knowledge do learners already need to have to attend the course?

None.  This is a course for beginners.

No previous experience is needed.   

Knowledge of mathematics is not required.   

Learners will need access to a basic calculator, ruler.   Although handouts and financial documentation will be provided, a pen and paper to make notes will be useful.

One hour of (optional) self-study time will be beneficial to the learner in addition to weekly attendance to the course.

Booking your place and fee information

To secure your place on the course BOTH the following must be done:

  • Complete the EVENTBRITE BOOKING.
  • Complete our INSPIRE ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM for each person attending the course.

You should be redirected to the Inspire Online Enrolment Form after completing the Eventbrite booking.  If you are not redirected, please use the link supplied in the Eventbrite booking confirmation email.

To book and enrol on one of our courses, you must have been living in England and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years.

Some exceptions may apply if you are living in England with evidence of the right to remain and are from an EEU/EEAU country (completion of a questionnaire will be required).

As we no longer receive funding for our SFA-funded courses for learners living in the devolved areas listed below, full cost fees would apply to these courses if you live in these areas:

  • Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield 
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater London
  • Greater Manchester
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • West Yorkshire

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