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Book-keeping - Level 1


This qualification offers candidates the opportunity to gain a fundamental understanding of double entry book-keeping and accounting. Candidates will learn the day to day functioning of the accounting system of any business. The course underpins future studies in accounting.


Within the context of a sole trader, you will:

  • Learn to check and process documents
  • Carry out routine book-keeping processes
  • Develop thorough knowledge of book-keeping principles

You will acquire the skills and experience to run the accounting function for a small business and to progress your accounting career.

The course leads to a qualification from City and Guilds - the highly respected examination body which is recognised and valued by employers across the world.

This course typically achieves a high success rate - exam results are consistently excellent. Students are therefore able to develop their skills for career progression, success in the workplace and enhanced employer opportunities.


The programme is delivered in the classroom, using worksheets, presentation, class exercises and mock exams. There is an expectation of a minimum of 2 hours private study per week, homework will be set and assessed on a weekly basis.

Course Leader profile

Yvonne Bunn

Yvonne Bunn is a highly respected lecturer/trainer and an experienced business woman. She has lectured in Business and Accounting at Calderdale College for the past 20 years, and for the last ten years has delivered training in Sage Line50, Sage Payroll and Manual Bookkeeping for both students and businesses.

She has twenty years experience in running two medium-sized companies, with particular responsibility for the financial management of the enterprises. She currently provides a full accountancy service and tax advice to small and medium-sized businesses.

It is Yvonne’s practical experience in the business world coupled with her teaching expertise which gives her students such a valuable learning experience. Her excellent interpersonal skills enable her to motivate and stimulate students of all ages and abilities. Her thorough planning and preparation make her classes focussed and effective.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but an interest in the subject area would be an advantage. All students will be interviewed to ascertain that they have a good standard of English, Literacy and Numeracy. There is no aptitude test though accuracy, neatness and an attention to detail are paramount to success on this programme.

Interview Process

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Questions & Answers

How is the course assessed?

Book-keeping Level 1 is assessed by an externally set and marked City and Guilds examination. The exam is 1 hour long.

Are there any opportunities for progression?

Successful learners can progress onto the Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping or the Computerised Accounts Level 1.

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Before Enrolment

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During Your Study

To help you to succeed in your course of study we offer a range of services. For instance, you may have a learning difficulty and/or disability or other condition which significantly affects your daily life. If you would like to discuss your support needs, or for further information about the support available, please contact the study support team on 01422 357357 Ext 9347.

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Course details

  • Attendance: Part-time (evening)
  • Start Date: September 2018
  • Hours per week: 2 hours per week
  • Days: Wednesday
  • Start Time: 6.00 pm
  • End Time: 8.00 pm
  • Duration: 15 weeks
  • Course Fees: £235 (FCR) The fee quoted is for guidance only and will be confirmed at enrolment Full Cost Recovery Courses for students aged 19+ do not attract any funding and therefore the full cost of the fees are payable by the student irrespective of their circumstances.
  • Venue: Calderdale College
  • Faculty: HE & Professional Manager
  • Department Manager: Katie Walker


  • Level: Level 1
  • Qualification Name: Certificate in Book-keeping Level 1
  • Awarding Body: C&G Pitman

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