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Bookkeeping: Manual and Computerised Level 6 (Blended Learning)

This course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and competencies to operate both a manual book-keeping and computerised accounts system.

Minor Award

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Course overview

The aim of this course is to provide learners with the skills, knowledge and competencies to operate both a manual book-keeping system from source documents up to trial balance and also to use a computerised accounts system.

This course is scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday nights for 11 weeks from 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm.  Please note that the initial class and all assessments will be delivered in the Kerry College, Monavalley Campus. All other classes will be delivered online.

Please note  all Learners must have competent written and spoken English (CEFR B1 or Higher).

What will I study ?

  • Appraise a bank current account statement to include the reconciliation of any differences between the statement and own records
  • Extract specific information from a range of reports including debt control from aged debtors and aged creditors reports
  • Assess key performance indicators to include net profit, cost margins, cash flow, debt control and performance based on actual versus budgeted figures
  • Set up a range of variables on a computerised bookkeeping system to include customers, suppliers, products, nominal recurring transactions, bank transactions, budget figures and VAT using appropriate rates including resale and non- resale rates
  • Post nominal recurring transactions and bank transactions on a computerised bookkeeping system and opening balances and foreign currency transactions in appropriate books and accounts
  • Correct a range of errors not revealed by the Trial Balance, to include errors of principle, errors of prime entry, errors of omission, errors of commission, compensating errors and complete reversal of entries
  • Amend a source document entry, where appropriate, in the relevant ledger using the computerised system and a receipt payment, which has been reconciled previously in error
  • Revise customer or supplier contact details, nominal ledger account details, product price lists and own records with data extracted from a bank statement
  • Complete a bank reconciliation and a reconciliation of sales and purchases ledgers to the control accounts
  • Create a provision for accruals and prepayments
  • Issue monthly statements from the sales ledger
  • Extract data from relevant source documents in order to complete appropriate books of prime entry, using manual and computerised bookkeeping systems to include purchases, sales, receipts, payments and petty cash books
  • Complete accounts receivable, accounts payable and nominal ledger accounts to include end-of-period tasks
  • Produce a set of final accounts to include Trading, Profit and Loss account and Balance Sheet on a computerised bookkeeping system
  • Complete a VAT return form for submission to the Revenue Commissioners
  • Produce a range of reports from ledgers and other sources to include VAT and departmental analysis.

What is the certification?

QQI Level 6 Minor Award Certificate in Bookkeeping – Manual and Computerised (6N4865)

What are the entry requirements?

  • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a standard of knowledge, skill and competence equivalent to NFQ Level 5 when accessing a Level 6 programme.
  • Must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a broad range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course 
  • Be able to exercise initiative and independence when carrying out course activities.
  • As this is a Blended Learning course applicants will need to have access to a PC/Laptop and Internet. They also need reasonable IT skills.

What is the cost?

There is a fee of €200 for this course.

A fee waiver is in place for applicants in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment. You can check your fee waiver eligibility with Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP), INTREO or your Local Employment Service (LES) office.

Still have questions?

Contact our Kerry College Admissions Offices – Tralee on 066 714 9696, Killarney on 064 662 2593 or [email protected]

Part-time Courses - FAQs

FET is short for Further Education & Training. Kerry College is an integrated college of FET. This means we do both progression-focused further education programmes and a range of employment-focused skills training programmes.

We enroll twice each year - January and September.

Part-time programmes run on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, Friday afternoons, Saturday mornings, and increasingly online.

This depends on the course you choose. 

Some courses have long waiting lists, others - not so much. Places are filled on a first-come, first-served basis so the best advice we can offer is to apply in plenty of time.

We enroll over 1000 applicants to our part-time courses each year - so it's always busy.

As places are offered based on the date of application, our team could be working their way down through the list.

That said, always check.

You can call Mary on our Part-time courses team at 066-7149696.

Although all of our part-time courses are fee-paying, we do have a DEASP Fee Waiver in place for those in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment. 

This is subject to a waiting list and demand for course places.

Most part-time courses run at Kerry College are Minor awards.

A Minor award is commonly referred to as a module - but also as a component certificate or a certificate of unit credit.

These single 'modules' may be completed and certificated individually. All minor awards are linked to a major award that allows learners to collect and build their minor awards and work towards gaining a major award.

Applications for all part-time programmes should be made online - via the Kerry College website or

FETCH COURSES is the national application system for all FET course applications. 

All new applicants must set up a free account on You must use this to apply for all further education and training progarmmes anywhere in Ireland. 

For existing Fetch Courses account holders, login and apply as before. 

You can reset your password using your email or mobile phone. When you do, make sure you keep it for future reference.

Bear in mind, FETCH uses your PPS number to identify you - so although you might be able to set up a second account - it won't work properly.

If you're still stuck, contact our Admissions team on 066-714 96 96

No, aside from the DEASP Fee Waiver, all part-time courses are fee-paying.

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