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Book-keeping - Advanced (Distance Learning) at National Extension College *Fees Payable*

Course description



If you’ve already completed our Essential Book-keeping course or have an existing knowledge of book-keeping practices, this higher-level course is the logical next step for anyone wishing to build on their knowledge and further develop their skills. If you’re running your own business or considering a career in book-keeping, the extra areas covered by this more prolific distance learning course will prove invaluable. You’ll look at more advanced concepts such as depreciation, partnership accounts and stock valuation, and learn everything you need to manage the accounts of a business. Once you’ve completed this course you’ll be ready to sit an exam leading to a qualification from a number of awarding bodies, including the Institute of Certified Book-keepers.


You should allow for approximately 60 hours' study time, plus additional time for completing assignments. You will have tutor support for a period of up to 12 months from the date of enrolment.

Course content

Unit 1: Trading and profit/loss account – sole trader
Unit 2: Depreciation
Unit 3: Incomplete records
Unit 4: Partnership accounts
Unit 5: Manufacturing accounts
Unit 6: Income and expenditure accounts
Unit 7: Company accounts
Unit 8: Control accounts, suspense accounts and correction of errors
Unit 9: Interpreting accounts – accounting ratios
Unit 10: Stock


Entry requirements

You will need an Essential Book-keeping qualification, GCSE Accounting or equivalent to start this course. Please check all requirements with the awarding body before you begin the course.


Eight assignments
This course will help to prepare you for one of the following qualifications, for which you will need to sit an exam:
IAB Level 3
ICB Level 3
NEC will register you with ICB within 6 weeks of enrolment. If you would prefer not to be registered, please contact us to discuss this when you enrol.

Financial information



It’s your choice: pay in full and discount your course fees, or spread the cost with our finance offer. To pay in instalments, you will need to enrol by telephone.


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NEC acts as a credit intermediary and only offers credit through Pay4Later with Omni Capital finance. Finance is offered subject to age and status. Other options available, please contact us for details or to enrol.

Further information

This course is entirely self-contained so no additional textbooks are required.

Access to a computer would be useful but is not essential.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact National Extension College *Fees Payable* directly.

Last updated date: 02 June 2015
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