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Study method
Online, self-paced
80 hours
No formal qualification
30 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Certificate of achievement in Accounting and Finance QLS Level 1 Course. Additional CPD Accredited Accounting and Finance Certificate with 30 CPD points available with no extra study. The course comes with easy to understand e-learning study materials.

Explore the Basics of Accounting and Finance with this professional course, which examines the fundamentals of accountancy and account management. Our exclusive Level 1 in Accounting is an endorsed Certificate of achievement.

Build the skills and knowledge to work in Accounting and Finance in any location worldwide. Get started on your professional Accounting studies online and enjoy total flexibility from start to finish. Master the art of bookkeeping and build a successful career for life.

This foundation-level Accounting study is designed to lay the groundwork upon which to begin building a rewarding career in Accountancy. Whether looking to continue studying at a more advanced level in Accountancy, pursue an entry-level Accounting position or further an existing career, this endorsed Accounting course could make all the difference. Accounting whether looking to work with an Accounting firm or set up your own business from scratch, our popular Level 1 Accounting could make all the difference!Begin your journey towards an exciting career in professional Accounting with this entry-level Accounting.

Study Accounting course from anywhere in the world with no prior experience or expertise required, study Accounting course in your own time and at your own pace for a endorsed Accounting certificate. If looking to take your career prospects to a higher level starting right now, CPD Courses is here to help!

Across both public and private sectors alike, accurate Accounting is of universal importance. Irrespective of the size, type or nature of the business, Profit and Loss Accounts, accounts and finances need to be flawlessly managed. Even if the business in question is a non-profit organization, consistent Accounting and financial management are mandatory. Just as quality Accounting can directly contribute to stronger financial performance, substandard Accounting can cause even the largest organisations to fail. Which is why, those who develop advanced Accounting skills are considered to be assets of priceless value by employers and business owners worldwide.

With the commitment of your own personally-assigned tutor and the CPD Courses support team, the Accounting career of your dreams could be right at your fingertips!

Quality Licence Scheme

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes.



30 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

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This intermediate Accounting Course provides a broad introduction to the profession, examining a variety of important financial documents, the role of the accountant within a successful organisation and so much more besides.

Accounting - Course Benefits

When studying for a Level 1 Accounting with CPD Courses, every candidate enjoys the following benefits:

  • The dedicated support of an experienced, qualified and professional tutor for ongoing assistance while completing your course.
  • Complete access to recommend reference books, study aids and more via our extensive e-library.
  • The opportunity to earn a endorsed certificate from a respected and recognised awarding organization.
  • Provision of all essential course materials and lecture notes, along with case studies, practical exercises and key supporting documentation.
  • 24/7 access to our exclusive digital learning platform and convenient online assessments at the end of each unit.

Accounting - Learning Objectives

This exclusive Accounting - Course Level 1 has been designed for ambitious candidates looking to lay a strong foundation for further studies, or to begin working towards a career in Accounting. Suitable for newcomers and existing members of the workforce alike, business owners and entrepreneurs could also benefit from professional-quality Accounting skills. By studying the key duties and responsibilities of working accountants, candidates are primed and readied to begin writing their own success stories.

Over the Accounting course of three insightful modules, learners are gradually introduced to the mechanics of corporate Accounting, along with an exploration of the importance and potential value of proactive financial management. A series of key financial reports are investigated in-depth, along with a variety of financial analysis tools and the different types of Accounting in Accountancy. Business budgeting is also introduced and explored from a contemporary corporate perspective.

Accounting Key skills, talents and knowledge picked up along the way include:

  • Detailed knowledge of the contemporary Accountancy profession
  • Understanding of key Accountancy concepts and standards
  • Familiarity with basic Accountancy journals and documents
  • The confidence to pursue a career in Accountancy

Accounting - Course Outline

This introductory Accounting - Level 1 is delivered over the course of three insightful modules - each concluding with an online assessment to verify your acquired knowledge and competencies. Your assigned tutor will provide you with comprehensive support at all times, in order to assist with your successful completion of each unit.

Unit 1 Accounting Basics

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Accounting
  • Objectives of Accounting
  • Scope of Accounting
  • Functions of Accounting
  • Advantages of Accounting
  • Limitations of Accounting
  • Evolution of Modern Accounting
  • Branches of Accounting
  • Modern View of Accounting
  • Accounting Cycle
  • Plus more

Unit 2 Accountant's Roles and Responsibilities

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Role of an Accountant
  • Methods of Accounting
  • Debit and Credit
  • Types of Accounts
  • Distinction between Book-Keeping and Accounting
  • Organisation for Accounting and Finance
  • Bases of Accounting
  • Accounting Terminology
  • Plus more

Unit 3 Key Financial Reports

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • The Income Statement
  • The Balance Sheet
  • Balance Sheet Equation
  • The Cash Flow Statement
  • Statement of Retained Earnings
  • Single vs. Double Entry Accounting
  • Understanding Debits and Credits

Accounting - Course Material

All course materials are included in the Accounting course price. All your study material will be available on our learning management system for which you will get access once you are enrolled. The material can be downloaded and printed as well.

Our distance learning Accounting course materials are specially written for home study and contain a wealth of knowledge in easy to understand language. We use variety of media to help you learn. Your Accounting course may use any of the following different media which you can use from home or where ever you choose to study:

  • Online course materials
  • Question papers
  • Additional Supporting Material
  • Useful Links

Accounting - Course assessment

You will be continually assessed throughout the Accounting Level 1 course. Your assignment will be marked by your tutor and independently moderated. The feedback on your assignment will then be sent to you. On receipt of this, you may wish to contact your tutor to discuss the feedback.

Tutor Support

When you enrol on a Accounting course with CPD Courses you are allocated your personal tutor. Tutor’s help and support will be available throughout your studies with the college. He/she will assess your work and will provide you with regular feedback on your progress.

Who is this course for?


Our popular Accounting is suitable for anyone looking to improve their personal competencies and career prospects with a endorsed distance learning program. Whether interested in advancing a current career or exploring an entirely new discipline for the first time, targeted studies could make all the difference. Existing accountants interested in boosting their professional profiles could also benefit from this Accounting course, as could entrepreneurs and business owners at all levels.


Accounting Course

There is no particular entry requirement.

Option 1

Accounting and Finance Diploma QLS Level 1 endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme

Certificate Fee: £45 + postal charges

Option 2

Accounting and Finance Diploma issued by CPD

PDF Certificate - FREE

Hard copy - £25 + postal charges

Option 3

CPD Accredited Certificate

(PDF format)=£30

(Hard copy)=£35 + postal charges

*Postage Charges: National £9, International £15

Career path

Accounting Course

Upon successful completion of our Level 1 Accounting Course, candidates may choose to pursue an extensive range of careers including:

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Clerk Leader
  • Accounting Supervisor

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.