Bookkeeping Diploma

This Diploma is suitable for anyone keen to develop bookkeeping and spreadsheets skills for a career in accounts. You will learn a wide range of skills including essential manual and computerised bookkeeping processes.

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Is this for you?

With this Bookkeeping Diploma you'll get all of the essential skills required to be a highly valued assistant to company accountants in larger firms - collecting, checking and analysing financial information on their behalf. Or, if you choose to work in a smaller business, your diploma will give you the knowledge and confidence to run a busy accounts department. 

You may also have aspirations to provide your own accountancy service to local firms, in which case you can be certain this diploma will provide you wih the knowledge you need. 

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 140 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date

Flexible

Study Type

Blended, distance learning, in centre

Training Type

diploma

Duration

140 hours or 6 weeks full-time study

About this diploma

This Bookkeeping Diploma covers everything you will need to have a successful career in Finance and Accounting. 

Every business, regardless of sector, needs trusted accounts professionals to ensure every financial transaction is managed and organsied to the higest level. You'll need an unwavering eye for detail and the ability to work under pressure in order to meet important deadlines. 

Unlike many other bookkeeping courses, ours is based on a self-study format. This gives you the flexibility to continue with your training whenever and wherever it suits you – you can start at any time and study when it suits you. You can also be confident that, should the need arise, our course advisors will be on hand to provide extra support and guidance.

This comprehensive diploma covers subjects including double-entry bookkeeping, using the Journal to correct errors, as well as to record year end adjustments prior to preparing the final accounts of a business, Sage Accounts and Microsoft Excel, so you can use spreadsheets to a good business standard.

On successful completion of this training you'll have the benefit of the Pitman Training name on your CV with a certification that is recognised nationally and internationally.

Aims and Objectives

Through the study of this Diploma you'll learn the skills required to confidently manage a business’s daily financial records. A great training programme if you're keen to commence a bookkeeping career and would like to reinforce your skills and knowledge through the achievement of a bookkeeping qualification. 

Courses Included

Bookkeeping - Module 1

People with strong bookkeeping skills are always in demand. This course is designed to give you an advantage over others with less experience, teaching you double-entry bookkeeping.

Bookkeeping - Module 2

This course is the second module designed to further your bookkeeping studies using the double entry system so you can keep accurate bookkeeping records.

Bookkeeping - Module 3

This third bookkeeping module covers many areas including using the journal, and year end accounts which include the profit and loss account and balance sheet.

 

Excel

Microsoft Excel is the world’s most popular spreadsheet program. This course is suitable for beginner to intermediate level and you can choose which version you'd like to study; 2013 or 2010. Over 10 self-paced lessons you'll learn how to format your spreadsheet to best display your information, handle simple and complex formulas, insert charts, learn how to insert functions such as IFERROR and much much more.

alternative Excel Expert

Our Excel Expert level course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to use this popular spreadsheet programme to an advanced level. You can choose whether you'd like to study 2013 or 2010 and over a series of self-paced lessons you'll learn how to perform tasks such as conditional formatting, recording and running macros, working with pivot tables and using statistical functions. 

Sage 50 Accounts Ireland

This Sage 50 Accounts course will help you learn how to process the finances of a business using this globally renowned accounting software.  This is a professional, interactive training course using the very latest version of Sage Accounts, and is designed for those who already have an understanding of manual bookkeeping processes.

Elective Courses

In addition to the core courses you will also select two elective courses of your own choice. Below are some recommendations but there is a wider list of courses available. Please note if you select the Payroll course as an elective, this counts as two electives. Speak to a Course Advisor for more information. 

Access

An understanding of how to utilise Microsoft Access to its best is a highly worthwhile skill to have at your command. This is a popular database application is widely used across many employment sectors. 

Outlook

This flexible study Outlook course takes you through everything you need to use this popular email system as a work tool, from navigation and views through contacts and appointments, to tasks and folders.

Word

Our Microsoft Word course is designed to provide you with the essential skills you will need to be proficient in Word, in a work environment, in as short a time as possible. 

Payroll - Manual & Computerised

Pitman Training Ireland is delighted to bring you this comprehensive Payroll training course, which provides a thorough introduction to Payroll Principles in the Manual Section, and in the Computerised Section you create real life payroll scenarios using Sage Micropay software. 

Word Expert

This training course in Microsoft Word will propel your Word skills forward to an advanced level. Over several lessons, you’ll become confident in a range of Word’s more sophisticated features. 

Numeric Data Entry

This is a fast, specialist course of 2-3 hours that will teach you how to touch-type using the numeric keypad, essential if you regularly input figures into a computer as part of your role.

Effective Business Communication

This excellent course will raise your game when it comes to business communication skills, which is often top of the list of qualities demanded by employers. 

Understanding Business Accounts in Ireland

For a business, nothing is more important than its finances. This course will provide you with a good understanding of business accounts – essential knowledge if you run a small business.

Costing and Pricing

Invaluable for anyone responsible for accounts or setting pricing within a business, this short course is something we’re sure you’ll get true value from, in terms of real pound signs!

Introduction to Irish Business Structure and Law

If you have or are thinking about setting up your own business, this course will provide you with an essential grounding in the basics of business structure and law.

Pre-Requisites

There are no formal pre-requisites required before starting this Diploma.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: - 

 

Self-Funded: 

  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

 

 

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

 

 

Career Path

Once you've gained essential bookkeeping skills you can look to further your career towards roles such as Accounts Clerk, Accounts Assistant, Accounts Manager and ultimately a fully qualified Accountant. 

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Whats the difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.

Course

Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Diploma

Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.

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