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Introduction to Book-keeping

My Distance Learning College

Description

Book-keeping is the activity of keeping accurate records of all movements of money or of things with value that take place in a particular business or organization. The only qualities a would-be book-keeper needs are some common sense, a logical mind, the ability to write neatly and the ability to do simple arithmetic accurately - and nowadays most arithmetic is done on a calculator!

All businesses use the same system of book-keeping which has its own built-in self checking methods to make sure that it is done accurately. Once you have learned the system, you are just as able to keep the books of a large multi-million pound corporation as you are able to keep the books of a small one-man business - the only difference is the amount of work involved. This course is designed to teach you the basic rules of book-keeping in easy stages so that you gradually build up your knowledge and confidence and eventually achieve complete mastery of the subject at this level.

More importantly, you will be able to handle your own accounting records, or those of an employer, in a practical and professional manner.

Each lesson deals with a related group of topics. These can be studied one at a time or in one session, according to your personal situation - how much time you have and how much you feel that you can cope with in one session.

The course is designed for you to study at your own pace. You don't have to rush to keep up with a class or wait for a class to catch up with you. At the end of each lesson, there is a test covering all the topics of the lesson together which your college tutor will mark and return to you.

A lot of people imagine that book-keeping is complicated and difficult to learn. As you will soon discover on this course, it is in fact extremely straightforward and logical. It's also very interesting because it deals with the lifeblood of any business - money!

Topics covered by this course include:

  • Why book-keeping is needed
  • Simple balance sheets
  • The accounting equation
  • Double entry
  • Purchases and sales accounts
  • Capital and revenue expenditure
  • Drawings
  • Balancing off the accounts
  • Trial balance
  • Final accounts


Outcomes

Introduction to Book-keeping Certificate

Introduction to Book-keeping Certificate issued by My Distance Learning College, entitling you to use the letters SAC Cert after your name.

Assessment

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

course quick facts
course code DED9019
cost $466.00
estimated time to
complete course
24 Hours
course materials
available
365 Days