Bookkeeping (Short Course)

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Our free online bookkeeping courses are perfect for paving the way for more advanced studies.  Alternatively, you may choose to put your new skills and talents to use in the practical setting of your choosing.  Work towards a position with an established employer, or consider a world of freelance opportunities.  Whatever your long-term career goals, it all starts with a high-quality online course from the experts at Oxford Home Study Centre.  Enrol online today!

Free Bookkeeping Courses for Unemployed   

This free bookkeeping course is only for the unemployed - but people who already have jobs might want to take it too.

By the end of this course the learner will be able to:

  • Difference between Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Understand the meaning and definition of Accounting.
  • Identify the differences between the cash and accrual accounting methods.
  • Discuss objectives, functions, importance and limitations of Accounting.
  • Understand methods of Accounting, kinds of Accounts, and Accounting rules.
  • Explore various branches of Accounting.

All free online certificate courses at Oxford Home Study Centre are 100% free of charge from start to finish.  There is no enrolment fee, all study aids are provided via our online learning platform and all of our courses are self-paced for total flexibility.

Our exclusive free courses provide the perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge, develop new skills and explore new professions.  Upon completion of your free online certificate course, you will have the option of claiming one of three different types of certificates for a small fee:

  1. An official Course Completion Certificate from Oxford Home Study Centre
  2. A CPD Accredited Certificate to boost your CPD profile
  3. An Endorsed Certificate issued by the Quality Licence Scheme

Each of these certificates could prove helpful in supporting future job applications, or helping you climb the career ladder with your current employer. All certificates are 100% optional upon successful completion of your course - available to purchase with your preferred postage option.

For more information on certificate costs, head over to our pricing page or contact a member of the team at Oxford Home Study Centre anytime. 


Course Content

This Free Bookkeeping course covers the following topics:

  1. Introduction
  2. Basic Terminology (I)
  3. Balance Sheet
  4. Assets
  5. Liabilities
  6. Equity
  7. Income Statement
  8. Revenue
  9. Cost of Goods Sold
  10. Expenses
  11. Accounting Period
  12. Basic Terminology (II)
  13. Accounts Receivable
  14. Accounts Payable
  15. Depreciation
  16. General Ledger
  17. Interest
  18. Inventory
  19. Journals
  20. Payroll
  21. Trial Balance 



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Course Level Short Course
Awarding Body OHSC
Study Method Online
Course Duration 20 Hours
Entry Requirements Open to All
Start Date Ongoing