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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Students can progress to the C&G 8991 Book Keeping & Accounts Level 2 currently offered at Eastleigh College. Students may also wish to work as an Industry Bookkeeper.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. This course is suitable for beginners, for those students who are wishing to gain a qualification in Manual Book Keeping & Accounting.

What does this programme involve?

The syllabus teaches the accounting process from source documents to trial balance. It covers source documents, day books, cash books, the double-entry bookkeeping system, sales and purchases control ledgers, some VAT, bank reconciliation, petty cash imprest system and trial balance.

This is a City and Guilds accredited qualification. There is a 1.5 hour exam at the end of the course, which is externally assessed. If successful, students will gain a City and Guilds 8991 Level 1 Certificate Bookkeeping and Accounting.

The provisional date for the exam is Tuesday 5 February 2019. This will be confirmed during your course.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

The tutor will teach the theoretical aspects of the course, students will then be given ample time to practice the required skills and techniques.

As this course is only two hours per week, up to two hours of homework per week would be beneficial to the learner, increasing in preparation for the exam.

What else do I need to know?

Please bring A4 lined paper, pen, pencil, ruler and a calculator to every class.

Students will need to purchase the following books to fully participate in the course: City and Guilds Level 1 Book-keeping and Accounts Practical Workbook, by Christopher Zarzecki, 14.99, and Practical Workbook Solutions Manual - Book-keeping and Accounts Level 1, 4.99, by Christopher Zarzecki. Please ensure that the PAPERBACK version is purchased. Both are available from - search for ''Zarzecki''. All prices are subject to change and exclude postage costs.

Dates for the diary

Our part-time open event is held every June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1270.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Adult and Community Learning team by telephone 023 8091 1270 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Adult and Community Learning team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
C1V Eastleigh College 18/9/2018 Tue 19:00 – 21:00 15 £236.00 £236.00

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

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The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

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