Certificate in Bookkeeping Manual & Computerised – QQI Level 5


Course Aims and Opportunities

  • This course aims to give participants a solid foundation in bookkeeping principles and the SAGE accounting software.
  • On completion learners should be able to carry out the bookkeeping function in a small business.
  • The qualification is a good addition to the CV of anyone wishing to improve career prospects in office administration or bookkeeping.
  • Successful candidates can go on to study other business modules and progress to further qualifications in business or management.

Course Content

Bookkeeping Principles

  • Principles of double entry bookkeeping
  • Understand basic accounting terms
  • Source Documents; Payment Methods
  • Purchases, purchases returns, sales and sales returns books
    with VAT analysis
  • Payment book and receipt book – analysed
  • Post and maintain debtors, creditors and nominal accounts
  • Control Accounts
  • Extract a Trial Balance
  • VAT calculations and complete a VAT 3 form
  • Bank Reconciliation

Computerised Accounts

  • Set up new customers, suppliers and nominal accounts
  • Set up stock/product codes and details
  • Enter opening balances
  • Issue, print and post sales invoices and credit notes
  • Post debtors’ receipts
  • Post purchases invoices, credit notes
  • Post creditors’ payments
  • Post current bank account receipts and payments
  • Post and maintain petty cash imprest
  • Verify entries made and correct errors
  • Copy, backup and restore data files

Course Work
Assignment (50%): Candidates will manually complete a set of books to trial balance, including VAT and bank reconciliation.
Examination (50%): Using a computerised accounts package candidates will set up a company,  setup accounts, post transactions, VAT 3  and produce various month-end reports.

11 April, Wednesday, 7pm – 10pm, 12 weeks

Entry Requirements
Basic numeracy, literacy and computer skills.



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