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

Course description



This home study course covers all the core elements of book-keeping, ensuring you have the knowledge you need to keep on top of your finances, whether for a business of your own, to boost your skills for your job or simply to manage your own money more effectively. You’ll cover all the key elements, including double-entry book-keeping, VAT, ledgers, wages and salaries, and balance sheets. Completing this course will prepare you for 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

Module 1: Introduction to book-keeping
Module 2: The accounts books
Module 3: Using the accounts


Entry requirements

No previous experience is needed. Access to a computer would be useful but is not essential. Please check all requirements with the awarding body before you begin.


Six 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 2
ICB Level 1 and 2
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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  6 months

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.

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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