Bookkeeping Diploma – CPD Accredited


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Bookkeeping Diploma Objective

To provide a thorough understanding of the basic principles of manual book-keeping, computerised bookkeeping and microsoft office products. This mix of skills is fundamental to being able to function in an accounts department.

Course Format

Tutor led two day virtual course that ends with an assessment. You can opt to take the assessment at a later date or not to take the assessment, if preferred. This course is CPD accredited.

This course is highly practical and work simulated to ensure that the learner gains the most from the course.

The Compuerised Bookkeeping and Microsoft Excel Training elements are to be taken after the course online.

Course Content

Invoicing and Basic Bookkeeping entries:

  • The completion of financial documents such as invoices and credit notes
  • The recording of cash and credit transactions
  • Practical explanation of double entry system
  • Posting of ledgers and relevance of T accounts
  • The preparing  and balancing of a bank reconciliation
  • Petty Cash

Introduction to Accounting

  • Year end adjustments including accruals, depreciation, pre-payments etc.
  • Journals.

Trial Balances and Financial Statements

  • Preparing a trial balance from raw data
  • Extended trial balances and year end adjustments.
  • The creation of straightforward Profit & Loss and Balance sheet reports from trial balance.

Microsoft Excel Training Course

Computerised Accounting

Special session in the Diploma only  re relating bookkeeping core principles to any computerised accounting system.


Additional Training Info

The course teaches the fundaments of bookkeeping by explaining the underlying principles. The course will explain how this knowledge is applied when performing computerised book-keeping and offers a supplement in computerised book-keeping as an option. This enables people working in accounts to understand their job rather than merely ‘follow procedures’, which can help them progress and, indeed, excel over time.

Dates and Duration

Two day course 10:30 to 16:30 with an exam to be completed at a near later date after revision and practice.

The dates for the course component are in the drop-down area in the booking part at the top of this page.

Online computerised bookkeeping  to be completed in your own time. Microsoft Excel Training to be completed on a flexi-hours basis, however; the assessment must be completed within 3 months of starting the course.

Suitable for

A variety of students including school leavers, office staff and business people.

Course Requirements

A good basic education including maths; common sense and a willingness to learn.


  • An understanding of the underlying building blocks of finance
  • Ability to apply for entry level financial jobs and pursue further training at higher level in Finance


Full CPD Certification after successful completion – CPD Accredited Bookkeeping Diploma to each successful attendee.

The CPD is also known as Continuing Professional Development. This form of accredited training is required by many professional bodies for Solicitors, Barristers, Accountants and much more.

This means that not only are CPD Courses well respected and known across the globe, but they are often required for certain industries. This means that the value of a CPD accredited course on your CV is likely to benefit your job prospects.

Bookkeeping Diploma

Additional information


19 – 20 October (Virtual Classroom 10:30 to 16:30), Flexi start date