Training Resources

Potential Bookkeepers


If you are currently studying and taking the formal academic training, UCAS has plenty of information and guidance to help you understand and plan the route you want to take for your career. Find out a range of employment options and requirements by clicking on the UCAS box!



Freelance Bookkeeping


If you are thinking of becoming a freelance bookkeeper, you will require relevant qualifications depending on the services you choose to provide.

As a freelancer, you can subscribe to our annual membership on our platform to start finding clients who need help with their accounts. You will be able to create a profile tailored to your skills and services, with your own terms and prices!

Your first steps would be to make yourself aware of your responsibilities under The Money Laundering Regulations. Further information is available here.

The Money Laundering Regulations

The main decision is your time frame – full time study or fit in your training on a part time basis? Most people choose to train in their own time and in their own pace through a variety of online training, widely available!

A further decision would be whether your goal is to become a qualified bookkeeper or go into further training in accounting. Some courses will take you forward from bookkeeping to be able to prepare year end accounts for your client (AAT is a good example of this), others will concentrate on in-depth bookkeeping tasks. See tips below by XERO to kick-start your business!


The Module Format


Most courses will offer you a module format where you can study in the areas that are most relevant to you; such as Payroll, VAT or year-end accounting. All will offer the basic bookkeeping tasks.

There are options where you can become Certified and join an association which can be very useful for networking and learning from other bookkeepers.

It is very important to stay up to date with any changes in tax law as well as anything that relates to business accounting. If you join one of the training organisations, they will provide you with this in the form of ongoing CPD (continuing professional development).

Training Organisations


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The IAB provides Ofqual regulated bookkeeping and payroll qualifications, professional membership, continued professional development and regular regulatory updates.

Our members and students are at the heart of everything we do and we work hard to make sure our specially selected services help to develop industry-relevant skills and support business growth. To learn more and what the IAB can do for you, please visit

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Sage training

Sage have collaborated with a number of Accounting and Bookkeeping Awarding Bodies, and several Universities to develop a series of nationally recognised and regulated qualifications in Computerised Accounting and Payroll.

These courses and qualifications support learners and businesses by giving practical skills and demonstrating how, when used proficiently, computerised software adds real value to a business, and increases business confidence in decision making and control.

The courses start at the introduction level one and continue through to complex data analysis at level five. They can be studied in your own time at home and with assessments that can be taken to suit your availability.

Training Link

Over 6000 people have improved their bookkeeping and accounting skills with Training Link. You can study from home, at your own pace with access to multiple award-winning tutor support. Training Link offer AAT and ICB qualifications and have been recognised as the best ICB bookkeeping training provider eight times in a row

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The Different Book-keeping Tasks!

Find out more about the book-keeping responsibilities below.

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