Brand New 2019 Syllabus!
A1 is the first Unit of the Level 2 qualification
Our unique materials are completely up-to-date and mirror the Level 2 syllabus as set by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB).
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As this unit is designed for the complete beginner, there are no prerequisites for this course. However, you must have basic numerical skills and a good understanding of the English language.
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- New Style Printed Workbook containing lessons, examples, activities and assessments
- FREE Postage and packaging within the UK
The following Units can be taken on completion of the ‘A1’ Assessments.
- Level 2 ‘A2’ Practical Bookkeeping
- Level 2 ‘A3’ Computerised Bookkeeping
‘A1’ Practical Bookkeeping:
- The role of the bookkeeper
- Types of businesses
- The concepts of Business Entity and Historic Cost
- Setting up the Bank Account
- The Analysed Cash Book
- An Introduction to Double Entry Bookkeeping
- The concept of Duality
- Correction of Errors
- The Journal
- The Cash Account
- Two Column Cash Book
- Debit and Credit Cards
- Payroll Transactions
- Credit Transactions
- An Introduction to Value Added Tax
- Business Documents
- Calculating VAT
- VAT and the Ledgers
- Petty Cash
- Practice activities with model answers
- Practical assignments with model answers
If you choose to sit the exam at the end of this unit, you would be required to have registered as a student with the ICB first. You would then contact the ICB to book your exam.
Paper A1 – Basic double-entry bookkeeping to trial balance
Home /place of work based assessment to include:
- Underpinning knowledge
- Knowledge of the different categories of business that exist
- Terms in bookkeeping (assets, liabilities etc.)
- Banking procedures
- Understanding the different categories of VAT (standard, reduced, zero, exempt, outside the scope)
- Calculation the value of the capital investment for a sole trader
- Calculation of business documents including calculation of VAT
- Showing an understanding of the effect of entering transactions into a bookkeeping system for sales, purchases, overheads, capital items, returns, personal items etc.
- The effect of making and receiving payments including bank, cash and petty cash transactions
- Calculation of account balances
- Production and explanation of a trial balance