Bookkeeping (Manual & Computerised) 5N1354 (Self-paced)

This is a standalone QQI Certified module, or part of the 5M2468 Business Administration or 5M1997 Office Administration Major Award.

Course Summary

Welcome to the world of modern bookkeeping, where you as a Learner, get to learn bookkeeping principles both manually and computerised.  You get to use cutting-edge Sage Business Cloud software as part of the computerised part of your course.  This means you can study 24/7 at times that suit you.  

Get ready to embark on this exhilarating journey that will transform your understanding and importance of accurate bookkeeping.  In this course, you will dive headfirst into the powerful features and functionalities of Sage Business Cloud, the leading cloud-based accounting software trusted by businesses worldwide. Whether you're an aspiring bookkeeper or a seasoned professional seeking to upskill, this course will equip you with the knowledge and expertise to navigate the digital landscape with confidence and finesse. You will learn how to effortlessly manage financial transactions, track expenses, and maintain accurate records, all within the intuitive and user-friendly interface of Sage Business Cloud.  

Our expert Tutors, armed with extensive industry experience, will guide you through practical examples and hands-on exercises, ensuring that you gain the practical skills necessary to thrive in today's fast-paced business environment. From setting up your company profile to reconciling accounts and generating comprehensive reports, you'll master the entire bookkeeping workflow using Sage Business Cloud.

For certification purposes, on successful completion of this course, you will be able to:  Explain the key terminology associated with the recording and maintenance of bookkeeping records, using manual and computerised systems, outline the advantages and disadvantages of a computerised system over a manual one for record keeping purposes, complete the books of first entry with appropriate VAT and departmental analysis from the information contained in a range of source documents to include; invoices, credit notes, bank records, petty cash vouchers, post the information from the daybooks to the appropriate accounts in the ledgers, extract a trial balance at the end of an accounting period, prepare a Bank Reconciliation Statement from data supplied, prepare the end-of-period VAT Return in accordance with the requirements of the Revenue Commissioners, process all tasks as per the manual ones using an accounts package, comparing manual and computerised results, process all tasks as per the manual ones using an accounts package, comparing manual and computerised results, analyse tasks completed making appropriate corrections to any errors.

This course is Self-directed, which means you can study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.  This course is designed to allow you contact your Online Tutor, for face-to-face online sessions or phone contact, if you have questions or need support.  Your Tutor is a valuable resource person, and someone who can provide you with personal teaching assistance when you need it to help you succeed on this course.

Next step ...
So, are you ready to embark on this thrilling bookkeeping adventure? Get ready to unlock the full potential of gaining a recognised QQI certification on successful completion of this course.  Use recognised booking software - using Sage Business Cloud. Join us at Lir on this exciting journey and with the right mindset, ambition and dedication, this will set you on your journey to becoming a bookkeeping powerhouse!

Course Content

Unit 0 - Introduction to Bookkeeping (Manual & Computerised)

Unit 1 - Bookkeeping Terminology

Unit 2 - Purchases

Unit 3 - Sales

Unit 4 - Cash Transactions

Unit 5 - End of Month Processing

Unit 6 - Assignment - Manual

Unit 7 - Bookkeeping  - Computerised - Part 1

Unit 8 - Bookkeeping  - Computerised - Part 2

Unit 9 - Bookkeeping  - Computerised  Mock Exam

How do I book my course?

First of all, contact Lir Reception (044) 9342754 before you book. This way you will get an opportunity to speak with a Training Professional to discuss your options and to make sure that this module is the best one for you. To register, fill out our Lir Registration Form. You will have been given an Access Code for this form.  Once registered we set you up with a Lir Microsoft email address which gives you access to Microsoft 365 software, at no extra cost to you. From there we send you access details on how to access your course so you can avail of the 'Live' Tutor scheduled Online Classes, Learner Supports and give you access to the Lir eLearning Hub.


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"I would highly recommend 'Live' Tutor Online Courses with Lir as it was and will be a great experience with me, always time for questions if you are unsure of the tasks. Overall, is very helpful and I have learned a lot since I have started" 😊
Mark Potts Collins

Learner (2021)

"I found the Bookkeeping (Manual & Computerised) Level 5 Online Course great, and the Trainer was excellent. I will apply the skills and knowledge in work."
Louise Monaghan

Administration Assistant (2021)

"I found this course to be both practically useful and extremely educational and informative, as well as being interesting. I enjoyed the course immensely and thought that the facilitator to be knowledgeable, professional approachable and extremely pleasant."
Edel M.

Administration Assistant (2021)

"I enjoyed the Bookkeeping L5 module. I did the module fully online. The resources and videos were very beneficial and Facilitator was always available."
Helena Crowe

Office Assistant (2021)

"Just a big thank you to Lir on this course.  I found the step-by-step Skills demos especially on the Mock exam brilliant and made it so much easier to do the exam.  Thank you, thanks you"
David C.


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Self-Paced Course


  • 1-to-1 Online Tutor Support 
  • Self-directed Learning in the Lir eLearning Hub
  • Tutor Online Support
  • Weekly Online Check-in
  • Lir Mobile Course App
  • Lir Microsoft 365 Software
  • Lir Bookkeeping Software
  • Lir Learner Supports
  • Lir Community Chat
  • CE Participant Rate (Contact Lir Reception 044-934 2754)

Other Modules to consider towards the Lir QQI 5M2468 Business Administration Major Award
and other Awards such as the 5M1997 Office Administration Major Award

Business Administration L5


Experience L5

Processing L5

Production L5

Level 5

Service L5

Methods L5

Terminology L5

Information and Administration L5

Studies L5

Marketing L5


Reception and Frontline Office Skills

Research and Study Skills L5

Methods L5

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