Pitman Training

Book-Keeping Level 2 – Module 1

Course Outline

People with strong book-keeping skills are always in demand. This course is designed to give you an advantage over others with less experience, teaching you double-entry book-keeping.

Our book-keeping training is covered by eight lessons and unlike some book-keeping courses, our flexible, self-study methods mean you’re in charge of your progress.

The book-keeping course leaves you with a handy workbook as a reference guide.


This course is the starting point if you also want to learn computerised accounts, so you may also like to consider one of our Finance Diplomas or the Essential Book-keeping Award which are both highly respected by employers and can help take your career to the next level.

This course also covers part of the OCR Level 2 book-keeping examination requirements. Taking this and also Modules 2 and 3 will enable you to go on and gain a valuable AAT qualification – the ‘AAT Level 2 Certificate in bookkeeping’.

This course is the perfect starting point for anyone who wants a career working either as an accounts assistant or book-keeper. It may also be useful to anyone working self-employed who wants to manage their own accouting records.

The course covers, among many other aspects of manual book-keeping, the double entry system, the basics of VAT, checking invoices for accuracy, day books, general ledger, purchase ledger and sales ledger, petty cash books and balancing ledger accounts.

The guideline learning time for this course is approximately 22 hours.

Our Book-Keeping Level 2 – Module 1 training course 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 Book-Keeping course:

  • 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 Book-Keeping training, click here.




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.