Book-Keeping and Accounting (8991)

About this level

The aim of the qualification is to provide candidates with an introduction to book-keeping practices and to process source documents that underpin accurate record keeping.

Candidates will:

  • Check and process documents involved in financial record keeping
  • Develop skills to carry out routine book-keeping processes
  • Develop underpinning knowledge of book-keeping principles
  • Prepare statements as a preliminary to financial control.
Level 1 Award in Book-Keeping and Accounts  (8991-01)
Last registration date:31/08/2015
Level 1 Award in Book-Keeping and Accounts
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/4767/X
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:3
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:30 - 30
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/08/2016

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What's involved in delivering this course?
Centres should ensure that they have staff with suitable skills and experience to be able to deliver these qualifications, which may come from training staff internally or recruiting specifically for the qualifications or a particular level.

Appropriate resources should be made available to provide learners with the opportunity to develop and practice bookkeeping skills appropriate the level being taken. These qualifications are assessed by a City & Guilds set exam in timed conditions that is externally marked.
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What's involved in studying this course?

It covers a range of topics from basic book-keeping practices to the recording and interpretation of complex financial transactions.

Which level is right for me?

Level 1
The aim of the qualification is to provide candidates with an introduction to book-keeping practices and to process source documents that underpin accurate record keeping.

Level 2
The aim of the qualification is to further develop the introductory book-keeping practices and processes studied at level one to enable candidates to adjust ledger accounts to take account of activities at the trial balance date which affect the production of an accurate trading, profit and loss account and balance sheet.

Level 3
The aim of the qualification is to further develop the practices and processes studied at level one and two to enable candidates to record and interpret financial transactions up to and including final accounts.

Methods of assessment

For each of these qualifications, candidates will be required to complete a City & Guilds set and marked test. This will consist of a number of practical tasks.

What careers can this lead to?

A range of careers are open to you on completion of these qualifications.

  • Accounting technician
  • Accounts clerk
  • Finance clerk
  • Private practice accountant.

The qualifications provide knowledge related to the City & Guilds Level 2 and 3 NVQ in Accounting.

On completion of these qualifications candidates may progress into employment or to the following City & Guilds qualifications:

  • City & Guilds Level 1-3 Award in Business Finance
  • City & Guilds Level 1-3 Award in Computerised Accounts.