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Bookkeeping (Steps to Employment) - Level 1

Course Code: TM1FE017

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
12/01/2021Bispham Campus9 WeeksApply

Course Overview

Ready to start training for a fun and exciting career in business?

This course has been co-created with employers to develop skills in business administration, marketing and accounting.

The purpose of this introductory-level qualification is to give students essential skills in, and knowledge of, double-entry bookkeeping.

You'll learn how to maintain business records, using books of original entry and double-entry bookkeeping.

This knowledge will help you record financial transactions in your job.

You'll have the chance to study for up to three qualifications through exams at the end of the course. Those qualifications are:

  • Pearson Level 1 Certificate in Bookkeeping
  • Pearson Level 2 Certificate in Business Administration
  • Pearson Level 2 Certificate in Marketing Fundamentals

Complete all these qualifications and you can progress to a Level 3 business course - from which you can go into higher education, or employment in the world of accountancy.

This is a daytime course lasting 9 weeks, for two days each week.

It's designed for adults (19+) who want to work in the business sector.

You may be eligible for course funding and financial support. To see if you're eligible, visit https://www.blackpool.ac.uk/support/financial-support-19.

For more information either call, email, or visit us at a B&FC Open Event.

Please note that this is not an AAT qualification.

Entry Requirements

This programme is for adults aged 19 and over who are seeking to gain foundational business knowledge and qualifications.

No qualifications are required to start the course, but you will complete a basic entry assessment and an informal discussion with a course tutor beforehand.

Qualification Obtained

Certificate in Bookkeeping (VRQ)

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

Our expert tutors understand everyone learns in different ways so they use a range of teaching methods to enable everyone to achieve their potential.

We use demonstrations whenever possible so you can see the skill being used before practicing it. 

You’ll work in groups, on presentations and in practical sessions.

There will be dedicated self-study time on your programme when you’ll need to do your own study outside of college.

E-learning is a key element of all our courses and will involve you using our virtual learning environment.

We also use a range of apps to support, enhance and motivate learning. Your tutors will support you with these apps and new technologies in the classroom.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

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