Bookkeeping Next Steps - Beeston Library - Community Learning

Beeston Library, Beeston

Key details

Date -
Sessions Thursdays: 10am - 12pm
No. sessions 6
Venue Beeston Library, Beeston
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 15
Cost FREE - £36

About this course

Following on from our course Bookkeeping for Beginners this next steps course offers a further selection of basic bookkeeping topics at beginner level, with aims to:

  • provide learners with an introduction to bookkeeping practices and to process source documents that underpin accurate record keeping;
  • 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 AAT Foundation Level 2, Level 2 NVQ in Accounting and to City & Guilds Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping and Accounts.

Information about bookkeeping practices will be shared through explanation, demonstration and group discussions. Learners will receive a variety of documentation to process so they will be able to learn, develop and practice basic bookkeeping skills required for employment.

Course topics include maintaining a cash book using double entry bookkeeping, bank reconciliation, posting from source documents to balance off ledger accounts (sales, purchases and general ledger) and extracting a trial balance, preparing a balance sheet.

At the end of this course learners will be able to:

  • Record cash book (two and three column) transactions and credit transactions using double entry book-keeping.
  • Bank reconciliations: Update a cash book from details appearing on a bank statement and recalculate the closing balance.
  • Prepare a bank reconciliation statement
  • Initial trial balance: Post individual transactions from the day books and source documents to personal ledger accounts.
  • Balance ledger accounts including the cash and bank accounts and bring down the balances to the following accounting period. 
  • Extract the trial balance
  • Prepare a balance sheet

This is a follow on course from Bookkeeping for Beginners. It is preferable learners have attended the previous course but not essential.

No knowledge of, or qualification in, Maths required

Learners will need access to a basic calculator and an email address. Although handouts and financial documentation will be provided, a pen and paper or other suitable device to make notes will be useful.

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

There are no set textbooks that you must read for the course although you may find the following of interest: Frank Wood’s Bookkeeping and Accounts

Booking your place and fee information

If you are in receipt of certain benefits you will be offered the course for free, however if you have a financial barrier which may prevent you from enrolling on the course  please visit our webpage for further 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 ESFA-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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