Pitman Training

Foundation in Book-Keeping Diploma

Diploma Outline

If you’d like to work in the thriving world of company finance and accounting or perhaps take on the challenge of managing the books for a small business, our Foundation in Book-keeping Diploma is the ideal training for you.

You’ll learn valuable computerised book-keeping, together with the knowledge of using a spreadsheet program – skills which are in demand by virtually every organisation or firm in the private and public sectors.

With your completed diploma you’ll have a solid platform and all the confidence you need to take your career to the next level.

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

Get the Pitman Advantage™

With our Foundation in Book-keeping Diploma you’ll learn the essential skills you need to get a great job, including book-keeping, Sage 50 Accounts and Microsoft Excel. 

Businesses are always on the lookout for people who have a broad knowledge of book-keeping and accounting, as well as a great understanding of industry standard software used in nearly every business across the UK. You can be sure that this Diploma will give you all the skills you’ll need to succeed.

On successful completion of this diploma, plus IAB practice papers, you will be eligible to take the IAB Level 2 Certificate in Book-keeping. Alternatively, you can opt for the OCR Certificate in Accounting Level 2 or IAB Award in Computerised Book-keeping Level 2. Once you have successfully gained an IAB qualification you would then be eligible to commence further studies at AAT Intermediate level.

Take your career to the next level, get the skills every employer needs.

Get highly valued skills that are always in demand.

The Foundation in Book-Keeping Diploma consists of five Core Courses: –

  • Book-Keeping Level 2 Module 1
  • Book-Keeping Level 2 Module 2
  • Book-Keeping Level 2 Module 3
  • Sage 50 Accounts
  • Microsoft Excel OR Excel Expert

You then also choose one additional elective course to suit your requirements.


The guideline learning time for the Foundation in Book-Keeping Diploma is: –

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

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

Our Foundation in Book-Keeping Diploma 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 Foundation in Book-Keeping Diploma:

  • 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 Foundation in Book-Keeping Diploma 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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