Bookkeeping Courses & Qualifications

Our Bookkeeping Courses cover all of the practical skills and knowledge you will need to have a successful career as a Bookkeeper, Accounts Assistant or Finance Clerk.

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What is bookkeeping?

Bookkeeping involves recording financial transactions or ‘balancing the books’. As such, it is a crucial feature of any business’s accounting department with bookkeepers often considered indispensable to a business’s productivity and profitability.

What is the difference between bookkeeping and accounting?

Bookkeepers deal with the day-to-day running of a company’s finances. This typically involves reconciling receipts and managing sales, purchases and payments within a business. An accountant, on the other hand, handles long-term financial reporting and forecasting. Both roles are vital to a business’s financial endeavours.

How long does it take to do a bookkeeping course?

Bookkeeping courses take around 30 hours to complete while bookkeeping diplomas and awards take slightly longer. Alternatively, there are one-day bookkeeping seminars for small businesses and non-financial managers.

Why choose Pitman Training for bookkeeping courses?

  • A Pitman Training bookkeeping qualification is considered a mark of excellence for any employee.
  • Our range of bookkeeping courses covers everything from learning how to use Sage Accounting software to budgeting and balancing ledgers.
  • You can combine your bookkeeping training with a related Pitman Training course to enhance your skills and improve your employability. Bookkeeping courses often pair well with accounting courses.
  • Our bookkeeping training centres can be found across the UK with courses running all year long. Our training options are flexible, and we can accommodate remote study if you would prefer to learn bookkeeping at home.
  • You can choose to train anytime you like. Whether it is full-time or part-time, you enjoy a flexible schedule that fits your timetable.

Careers in bookkeeping

  • With a foundation in bookkeeping, you will have the qualifications to become an entry-level bookkeeper (average salaries are upwards of £21,000).
  • You can also work towards becoming a chartered accountant, finance manager, accountant or senior accountant when you choose a related accounting course.

Bookkeeping courses available

We work with AAT, the Association of Accounting Technicians, to provide a structured, accessible path to financial success.

If you are looking to bolster your financial skills, our AAT Foundational Diploma provides a practical, easy-to-follow entry into bookkeeping. For those who would like to learn more about manual bookkeeping, there are Bookkeeping Transactions courses.

Beginners who wish to start a career in the industry can benefit from our Foundation Diploma. Small business owners looking to take control of their finances should see how our Foundation Award can help them reach their goals.

Whichever bookkeeping course you choose, our experienced course tutors are with you every step of the way.

Just contact us for a free, friendly career consultation with the training experts.

Related Sage, Accounting & Bookkeeping Categories

We're proud of our partnership with AAT (The Association of Accounting Technician's), one of the most recognisable awarding bodies in the accounting industry. Take a look at our range of AAT accredited training courses.

We've an array of accounting training courses available for you to select from. This range is one of our most popular choices for our students and can lead to a rewarding career.

A businesses payroll is one of the key functions that has to be done right. Our payroll training courses can help you learn the process from scratch and give you reputable certifications to add to your CV.

We offer two key training courses for Sage; Sage Accounts and Sage Payroll. Click to view the course descriptions and find out how we can help you get to grips with this common accounting software package.

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