Level 1 Award in Computerised Accounting for Business

The Level 1 Award in Computerised Accounting for Business is an introduction to the practical processes of day to day financial record keeping in a single entry bookkeeping system and an introduction to financial record keeping using Sage accounting software.

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Target audience

This qualification would be useful for those who are complete beginners and have no prior knowledge of working with accounts or figure work or have not used a computerised accounting package before.

Exam/assessment?

This qualification is studied on a distance learning basis and then assessed by use of on-line knowledge tests and skills assignments that create a portfolio of evidence that is assessed by us and then sent to the IAB for verification and certification.

Course summary

  • Understand the job role and career path for a bookkeeper.
  • Understand different types of business organisation.
  • Know the terminology used in bookkeeping.
  • Understand single entry bookkeeping.
  • Know the general principles of VAT.
  • Understand what is meant by both cash and credit transactions.
  • Understand the principles of coding and batch control.
  • Understand how to process information in the books of prime entry.
  • Understand responsibilities when working in a bookkeeping environment.
  • Understanding the banking process.
  • Understand document retention and storage requirements.
  • Access, enter and edit accounting information using computerised accounting software.
  • Use tools and techniques to process business transactions using computerised accounting software.
  • Produce accounting documents and summary reports to meet requirements using computerised accounting software.