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

Course description



This course provides an introduction to the principles of book-keeping, and is a great starting point for someone unfamiliar with the practice. The financial side of running a business can be complex, and the knowledge you’ll pick up on this course will put you in a better position to stay on top of the accounts, whether your own or your employer’s . You’ll learn how to use accounting tools, become familiar with different practices and develop a fundamental understanding of book-keeping for a business.


You should allow for between 20 and 30 hours' study time, plus additional time for completing assignments. You will have tutor support for a period of up to 6 months from the date of enrolment.

Course content

Business Basics: Book-keeping units

  • Introduction to the course
  • An introduction to book-keeping
  • Intermediate summary and review
  • More on processing financial information and double-entry book-keeping
  • The trial balance and striking an account balance
  • Summary
  • Review activity: a case study
  • Book-keeping terminology: a glossary
  • Suggestions for further study
  • Answers to the quizzes
  • Feedback to the activities
  • Solutions to the case study tasks

Entry requirements

This course is particularly suitable for anyone employed in a small or medium-sized business and no previous experience or qualifications are required.


Three assignments

Financial information



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


Finance is not available for this course, however we can arrange for you to pay half of the course fees on enrolment, and the other half one month following.

Course fee£195.00Discount-£19.50Price£175.50


Further information

You don't need access to a computer for this course.

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: 24 July 2019
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