Bookkeeping Diploma – CPD Accredited


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This Bookkeeping Diploma is accredited by the CPD. The Continuing Professional Development Institute is recognised by many professional bodies, including the Accountancy bodies. It accredits courses that have a high quality of learning and the development of career skills. The Bookkeeping Diploma aims to ensure that the participant gains a strong comprehension of the introductory elements of finance and bookkeeping and the ability to use double-entry accounting in work-simulated examples. The diploma also includes Microsoft Excel training. This mix of skills ensures that the learner gets an optimal mix of relevant skills to work in Finance effectively.

Course Format

This is a tutor-led course that lasts two days and includes an assessment that can be taken at a later date if more revision and practical exercises are needed. The course is delivered by an Accountant in an online virtual classroom.

Afterwards, you will have a Microsoft Excel training session with a virtual tutor on an interactive training system that can be taken online.

Bookkeeping Diploma

Course Content

1. Bookkeeping Training Course – 2 days

Financial Documentation and making basic accounts entries:

  • The completion of financial documents such as invoices and credit notes
  • The recording of cash and credit transactions and a practical explanation of the double-entry system.
  • Posting of ledgers and relevance of T accounts
  • The preparation and balancing of a bank reconciliation
  • What is Petty Cash

An Introduction to High-Level Accountancy

  • Making adjustments to the ledger for accruals, prepayments, closing stock etc.
  • What are journals?

The Trial Balance

  • How to prepare a trial balance by making entries to the financial system
  • Creating an extended TB with any additional journals

Balance Sheet and P&L: The Financial Statements

  • How to use the Trial Balance to create a simple Profit & Loss and Balance sheet

2. Microsoft Excel Training

Delivered by a virtual tutor, the training is delivered online. We use a Microsoft Certified Academy training system. CLICK HERE for details of the Course.

Benefits of taking the course

  • The course delivers an excellent introduction to the principles of finance and bookkeeping and pursuing a financial career.
  • It is a great foundation for further study or a sound grounding for starting work in an accounts/finance department.
  • It is beneficial to existing staff in a finance department, as it helps to develop a better comprehension of finance so that they can problem solve and correct errors in their daily role, rather than being limited to following procedure notes.

Dates and Duration

This is a two-day virtual classroom course that runs from 10:30 to 16:30. After that, you have up to one year to complete your Microsoft Excel Training in your own time.

Suitable for

The course can suit a variety of students, and there are no set requirements. It is popular with people looking to work in Finance and existing Finance staff looking to develop and consolidate their knowledge.


Successful completion of the course and assessment will result in CPD Certification. This will give you a recognised and well-reputed qualification to broaden your career options.