Basic Book-keeping

What is special about this course?

Are your accounts written on the back of an envelope?  Does your accountant spend hours sorting through a box of receipts every year? 

Well-kept books will provide the information to enable you to make financial decisions, take advantage of trading opportunities, plan ahead with confidence and help you produce periodic and annual accounts, thus reducing your accountant's fees.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

During this one day course you will be able to –

  • Understand the need to keep financial records
  • Know how, in a small business, financial records should be kept
  • Be aware of some of the legal requirements for maintaining records
  • Be able to record financial transactions

You will cover –

  • Why Keep Books?
  • What Books do I Keep?
  • The Books
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Value Added Tax
  • Keeping Your Records

How will I study my course?

    How long will my course last?

    1 Day

    This course can be scheduled in any of our ten college centres depending on numbers. Call your local college centre for up to date information.

    Where can I study my course?

      • Auchtertyre
      • Broadford
      • Fort William
      • Gairloch
      • Kilchoan
      • Kinlochleven
      • Mallaig
      • Portree
      • Strontian
      • Ullapool

    Start date

    Call your local college centre for up to date information and to register your interest.




    A Fee Waiver or funding of up to £200 could be available to help with payment of course fees, depending on your personal circumstances.

    This support will be available for people who are 16 or over, living in Scotland and either in low paid work or actively seeking work. To be eligible, you must have income of £22,000 a year or less, or be on certain benefits.

    You will also not be undertaking any secondary, further or higher education, SDS funded training or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme.

    Please contact your local college centre for more information about eligibility, or call us on 01397 874000.

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    This course gives the student the knowledge and understanding of accounts and they can progress onto the 2 day Book-keeping course or a Sage accounting course.

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    We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI West Highland. UHI West Highland operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.