Pitman Training

Essential Book-keeping Award

Diploma Outline

Our Essential Book-Keeping Award is one of our range of mini-Diplomas.

The Award covers Computerised Accounts, Manual Book-Keeping, Sage and Excel training to give you a wide ranging knowledge of general accounts.

Unlike some courses, ours gives you all the time-management benefits of flexibility to suit your work or home life. You can start anytime and study part or full time, depending on your situation.

  • Flexible training which fits around your commitments
  • Support on hand from our friendly course advisors
  • Get the skills in demand by employers

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Whether you’re looking to gain some book-keeping abilities for work or for your own use, this is a fast-track book-keeping programme for people with an aptitude for figures.

On completion of the Pitman Training Essential Book-keeping Award, you could go on a more fully-rounded skills set with office work, by studying the Introduction to Office Skills Diploma.

A ‘mini-diploma’ in its own right, you’ll learn computerised accounts as well as manual book-keeping to cover part of the OCR and IAB Level 2 examination requirements. 

Using real-life scenarios for manual book-keeping followed by Sage 50 Accounts training and finally Excel tuition you’ll raise your standards quickly to a high level.

The guideline learning time for the Essential Book-Keeping Award is: –

  • 70 hours flexi study or 4 weeks full-time*

*full-time is based on approx. 20-30 hours a week.

Our Essential Book-Keeping Award is part of our distance learning range – which can be accessed online via our distance learning portal. 

This means that you have the flexibility to study our Essential Book-Keeping Award:

  • In centre, with our friendly course advisors available for support and guidance as and when you need it.
  • At home or from work – with support via email or telephone during working hours.
  • On a blended mix – in-centre for the modules you need help with, at home or from work for those you are gliding through.

Once you’ve decided to go ahead, all you’ll need to do is contact your nearest Pitman Training centre that offers and supports our distance learning platform, and they will arrange for you to have an induction to show you around the system and talk you through how our online training works. After this, you can learn in your own time and at your own speed, but with the knowledge you have support at hand if required. 

To find your nearest centre that offers and supports our online Essential Book-Keeping Award training, /training-a-z/”>

The best way to make sure your training programme suits you, your skills, your ambitions and your busy schedule, is to get in touch with us for a free, friendly expert career consultation.

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