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Bookkeeping (Manual and Computerised) 5N1354

Why choose Lir's Bookkeeping Level 5 Course?

At Lir, we understand the importance of strong foundational skills in bookkeeping. Our Level 5 course offers a comprehensive introduction to both manual and computerised bookkeeping, ensuring that you gain practical, real-world knowledge. Our experienced tutors, flexible learning options, and exclusive job placement assistance make this course the perfect choice for anyone looking to start a career in bookkeeping.

Course highlights and Benefits
  • Comprehensive Curriculum: Covers both manual and computerized bookkeeping methods.

  • Experienced Tutors: Learn from industry experts with years of professional experience.

  • Hands-on Training: Gain practical skills through interactive exercises and real-world scenarios.

  • Flexible Learning Options: Study at your own pace with options for evening and weekend classes.

  • Certification: Receive a Level 5 certification upon successful completion of the course.

  • Career Support: Access to exclusive job placement assistance and career guidance.

Our Level 5 bookkeeping course is designed to prepare you for immediate entry into the job market. With a focus on both theoretical knowledge and practical application, you will be well-equipped to handle the demands of a bookkeeping role. Additionally, our job placement assistance ensures you have the support needed to secure your first position in the industry.

Meet your Tutors

Our tutors are seasoned professionals with extensive experience in the bookkeeping and accounting fields. They bring practical insights and real-world expertise to the classroom, ensuring that you receive high-quality instruction and mentorship. Get to know our dedicated team who are committed to your success.

Flexible Learning Options to fit your Schedule

We understand that our Learners have diverse schedules and commitments. That's why we offer flexible learning options, including online courses, evening classes, and weekend sessions. Our aim is to make it as convenient as possible for you to achieve your educational goals without sacrificing other important aspects of your life.

Success Stories from Training to Employment

Hear from our graduates who have successfully transitioned from training to employment. Their stories are a testament to the effectiveness of our course and the support we provide. Discover how Lir’s bookkeeping course has helped students achieve their career aspirations and secure rewarding jobs in the industry.

Course Curriculum and Learning Outcomes

Our course curriculum is meticulously designed to cover all essential aspects of bookkeeping. Topics include:

  • Introduction to bookkeeping principles

  • Manual bookkeeping techniques

  • Computerized bookkeeping using industry-standard software

  • Financial reporting and analysis

  • Taxation basics By the end of the course, you will have a thorough understanding of bookkeeping practices and be able to apply your skills in a professional setting.

Exclusive Access to Job Placement Assistance

Lir offers exclusive job placement assistance to all our graduates. Our dedicated career services team works with a network of industry partners to help you find employment opportunities that match your skills and career goals. Benefit from personalised career advice, CV evaluation, and interview preparation sessions.

​If you are interested in completing a Major Award, we can suggest the 5M2468 Business Administration Major Award, especially the one we run which comprises 8 modules.  This module is one of the mandatory modules, so you may want to complete more modules or the Major Award itself. This module is also required on the 5M1997 Office Administration Major Award.   Click the Progression to Major Award above for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about our Courses. From enrolment details to course content, get all the information you need.

Community Employment (CE)

If you are a Community Employment (CE) Supervisor and you have CE participants looking to enhance their bookkeeping skills, they will benefit greatly from the 5N1354 Bookkeeping (Manual and Computerised) course.  This course provides comprehensive training in both manual and computerised bookkeeping, essential for managing financial records accurately and effectively

Key Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Understand the fundamental principles of bookkeeping.

  • Develop proficiency in both manual and computerised bookkeeping techniques.

  • Learn to maintain accurate financial records and prepare financial statements.

  • Gain practical skills applicable to various work environments.

Course Structure and Content

Introduction to Bookkeeping

The course begins with an overview of bookkeeping, introducing key concepts such as double-entry bookkeeping, ledgers, journals, and financial statements.

Manual Bookkeeping Techniques

Participants will learn traditional manual bookkeeping methods, including how to record transactions by hand, maintain ledgers, and reconcile accounts.

Computerised Bookkeeping Systems

This section covers modern bookkeeping software, teaching participants how to use popular programs like Sage Business Cloud. Skills include setting up accounts, entering transactions, and generating financial reports.

Practical Applications in the Workplace

Participants will apply their knowledge through practical exercises and case studies relevant to community employment settings, ensuring they can confidently handle real-world financial tasks.

Who should enrol?

  • CE Supervisors' participants looking to enhance their employability.

  • Individuals responsible for managing finances within community employment projects.

  • Those looking to transition from manual to computerised bookkeeping systems

Benefits of the Course

  • Accredited Qualification: Upon successful completion, participants receive a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Bookkeeping (Manual & Computerised).

  • Enhanced Employability: Skills gained from this course are highly sought after in various sectors, increasing job opportunities.

  • Practical Knowledge: The course emphasises practical skills that can be directly applied in the workplace.

  • Course Delivery: 'Live' Tutor-led Online course with access 24/7 to the Lir eLearning Hub for self-directed study OR Self-Paced course with online Tutor support.

  • Lir Study Zone Session (1 hour) held weekly for participants who want some focussed study time.

Enrolment Details

  • Duration: The course runs for 10 weeks, and it combines online 'Live' Tutor Online sessions.

  • Cost: for CE funding rate contact Lir Reception: (044) 9342754 or email

  • For 'Live' Tutor-led Online weekly classes, Start Date: See Upcoming Course Schedule dates above and fill out the Lir Learner Registration Form above.

  • Early registration is recommended to secure a place.

  • For Self-paced participants, fill out the Lir Learner Registration form and an Induction session will be arranged with you.

Support and Resources

Participants will have access to:

  • Dedicated tutor support throughout the course.

  • Comprehensive learning materials, including textbooks and software tutorials.

  • Online forums for peer interaction and support

Assessment and Certification

Assessment is based on a practical Project and an Exam. Successful participants will receive the QQI Level 5 Certificate in Bookkeeping (Manual & Computerised), a recognised qualification that can boost career prospects in various administrative and financial roles.

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