Start Your Own Bookkeeping Business

This course is designed for people who are already qualified to Level 3 with the ICB (or equivalent) who wish to gain an understanding of principles and practice of starting their own Bookkeeping Business.

At the end of this ‘Start your own Bookkeeping Business’ course, successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by Training Link, which certifies that you have completed the course to the required standard.


In order to enrol on this course, you will need to be qualified to Level 3 with the ICB or equivalent.

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The objectives of this course are to:

  • Examine various methods of managing yourself
  • Examine the skills required to become an entrepreneur
  • Understand techniques for managing time effectively
  • Use methods of dealing with stress and crises
  • Understand how to develop a business idea and decide on the type of business structure
  • Understand various methods of communication
  • Plan a business taking account of external and regulatory factors
  • Better understand your pricing strategy
  • Understand techniques for managing resources effectively
  • Gain a deeper understanding of project management
  • List the legal requirements of recruiting staff
  • Describe techniques for retaining and parting with staff
  • Monitor and review staff performance
  • Fully understand all of the duties and responsibilities of a bookkeeper
  • Understand how to carry out a risk assessment
  • Compose a business plan and marketing plan

Study Method

This course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home. Students will receive course materials, assignments plus tutor support by email and telephone. You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of registration.


This course contains a number of exercises and self-tests, as well as four formal assignments which will need to be submitted and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

Course Duration

Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. The course will take around 120 hours of active study to complete.

Pack/Course Contents

Your study pack is dispatched in full at the time of enrolment and provides all you need to complete your studies:

  • Course material
  • Comprehensive study notes for each element of the course
  • Self-assessment activities and exercises
  • Assignments
  • Tutor support
  • Assignment marking & feedback
  • Certification

This course consists of six chapters of study, elements of which are as follows:

Chapter One

Managing Yourself

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Object Setting
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Work Prioritisation
  • Crisis
  • Job Knowledge
  • Organisational Skills

Chapter Two

Your Marketplace & Customer Relations

  • Supply And Demand
  • Market Positioning
  • Customer Service
  • Client Expectations
  • Advertising Your Business
  • Company Formations
  • Pricing
  • Confidence

Chapter Three

Future Skills and Resources

  • Outsourcing
  • Cross Promotion
  • Types of Software
  • Project Management
  • Planning Strategy
  • Project Reviews
  • Identification and Analysis

Chapter Four


  • The Task Analysis
  • How to Interview People
  • Keeping Staff
  • Appraisal
  • Legal Aspects of Employment
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Payroll Legislation
  • Employer’s Responsibilities

Chapter Five

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Confidentiality
  • Professional Competence
  • Money Laundering Regulations
  • Letters of Engagement
  • Practice Licences
  • Serious Activity Reports
  • Due Diligence
  • Risk Assessments
  • Compulsory Insurance
  • Keeping Data Secure
  • Professional Ethics

Chapter Six


  • The Marketing Plan
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Business Plan
  • Operations
  • Financial Performance