Bookkeeping to Business Pathway

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MTGU1013 – Bookkeeping to Business Pathway

Learn the skills needed to start your own Bookkeeping Business!

Launch your bookkeeping business with the option to freelance, subcontract or start your own bookkeeping business. Complete our Certificate in Bookkeeping and then our Bookkeeping to Business Program.

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Key benefits

  • Receive a FREE 12 month subscription to the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers 
  • Fast track your bookkeeping career, increase your earning potential and get ahead
  • Become a Certified Bookkeeper and start your own Bookkeeping Business!
  • Developed in conjunction with Irish Chartered Accountants and Xero
  • Accredited by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
  • Access to expert tutors and business coaches
  • Work from home and earn on average £25 per hour once you are certified
  • Flexible online study – work at your own pace in your own time and receive unlimited one-on-one tutor support
  • Build your business the right way, from the ground up, and make it easier to grow and expand
  • Developed by an ICB Accredited Training Centre

Course summary

Assessments: Case studies, quizzes, written assessments


Access Time: You will have access to this course for up to 12 months until you complete.


Enrolment and duration: A total of 140 hours, for the Certificate in Bookkeeping and 80 hours for the Bookkeeping to Business Program to be completed within 12 months.


Delivery and support: This course is delivered online with tutor support by phone and email. you will also have access to an online study group, allowing you to work with students who are sharing the experience.


Qualification information: On successful completion of this business training course, you will be awarded a Career Academy Certificate of Achievement.

Course pricing:


or from £25 a week on an interest free payment plan

Bookkeeping to Business Program!

  • You learn the proven, practical skills to help you generate new clients, increase your sales and profit, save time and scale your business.
  • Fits with your lifestyle and learn anywhere, anytime and at your own pace
  • Is short enough to fit in with your busy schedule, but long enough to teach you the critical new skills to grow your business.
  • Receive four hours of mentoring from our experienced and knowledgeable business mentors. They’re there to answer your questions and provide insight into how you can turn the practical skills you’ve learnt into a fully-fledged business.

This program is designed for

  • Currently self-employed/contract bookkeepers who want to take their career to the next level
  • Job seekers wanting to upskill in the bookkeeping industry
  • Bookkeepers who want to become certified
  • Entrepreneurs looking to start their own bookkeeping business
  • Business owners who wish to save money by managing their own accounts and VAT returns

What our students say

★★★★★ “I loved the fact that I could do the course in my own time (even though it means I have to motivate myself to study..) It is great not having to be physically present at night classes. In terms of the resources, the forums were really useful as I could see previous responses to content I am currently working on. Everything was easy to access and complete. I would recommend The Career Academy to anyone!” – Joanne Gallagher

Certificate in Bookkeeping modules

  • ABKU202 – Accounting and Bookkeeping Fundamentals
  • ABKU152 – General Journal
  • ABKU153 – General Ledgers and the Trail Balance
  • ABKU218 – Depreciation
  • ABKU106 – Accurals and Prepayments
  • ABKU146 – Financial Statements
  • ABKU133 – Understanding VAT
  • ABKU214 – Fundamentals of Payroll
  • ABKU217 – Accounting with Sage and QuickBooks
  • ABKU103 – Accounting with Xero
  • ABKU122 – Budgeting, Forecasting and Cashflow Management
  • CITG125 – Bookkeeping using Microsoft Excel

Start your own business modules

  • ABKU201 – Starting Up
  • ABKG186 – Preparing your Business Plan
  • MGTG129 – Marketing and Social Media
  • ABKU122 – Budgeting, Forecasting and Cashflow Management
  • ABKG185 – Planning for Profit
  • ABKU214 – Fundamentals of Payroll
  • ABKU133 – Understanding GST
  • ABKU189 – Financial Statement Analysis

If you have already completed the Certificate in Bookkeeping and just want the Start your own Bookkeeping Business component, click here

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