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L1 Award in Book-Keeping and Accounts

This qualification offers candidates the opportunity to gain a fundamental understanding of double entry book-keeping and accounting.

15 Weeks
One evening per week
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: No formal qualifications needed

Course Info

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.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

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.