Bookkeeping course

Level 5 Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised 5N1354 

Course Type
This is a part-time day course

TBC – ongoing registrations

TBC – a €50 non-refundable deposit is required to secure a place on this course.  Full fees to be paid two weeks prior to course start date.  Funding may be available for eligible participants.

To register for this course or for more information please contact us on 043-3347515 or email

Credit Value
This module holds a credit value of 15 credits on the National Framework of Qualifications. This course requires a minimum attendance of 80% attendance.

Course Outcome
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to produce and maintain accurate bookkeeping records for a range of organisations, using manual and computerised systems.

Entry Criteria
Level 4 Certificate / Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) or relevant life experience. Mature Applicants with relevant life and work experience are welcomed.

As this Level 5 course is delivered through English it is necessary learners have a good standard of written and spoken English to complete this course.

IT Skills
A basic working knowledge of computers is required to do this course.

Course content

  • Explain the key terminology associated with the recording and maintenance of bookkeeping records, using manual and computerised systems
  • Outline the advantages and disadvantages of a computerised system over a manual one for record keeping purposes
  • Complete the books of first entry with appropriate VAT and departmental analysis from the information contained in a range of source documents to include; invoices, credit notes, bank records, petty cash vouchers
  • Post the information from the daybooks to the appropriate accounts in the ledgers
  • Extract a trial balance at the end of an accounting period
  • Prepare a Bank Reconciliation Statement from data supplied
  • Prepare the end-of-period VAT Return in accordance with the requirements of the Revenue Commissioners
  • Process all tasks as per the manual ones using an accounts package, comparing manual and computerised results
  • Analyse tasks completed making appropriate corrections to any errors and editing of data as directed
  • Print a selection of reports after backing up computerised data on a suitable medium

Assessment Technique
Project 50%
Examination Practical 50%

Pass 50% – 64%
Merit 65% – 79%
Distinction 80% – 100%