IBK Introductory Bookkeeping Certificate
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Application quizzes to boost understanding and discussion tasks allow you to liaise with classmates and encourage group work
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Final computer-based examination to test the syllabus
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Intake:  Jan 1, 2024
Course Duration:
  Upto 4 months
per paper

The IBK (Introductory Bookkeeping) certificate aims to impart fundamental knowledge in financial accounting. This double-entry bookkeeping course sharpens your skills in tasks such as adjusting accounts.

The IBK (Introductory to Bookkeeping) certificate provides a brief overview of the subject and can be completed within a month. However, you have the flexibility to finish the programme at your own pace, with no time limit. If you are looking to study bookkeeping in the UK, this is a great bookkeeping course for you.

There are no entry requirements to begin studying IBK certificates online. IBK is an ideal choice for current students, recent graduates, or career changers with no relevant work experience.

If you like working with numbers and like to analyse data, IBK is a great way to develop your skills and pave your way to a successful career in accountancy.

For international students considering a distance learning IBK qualification with LSBF, it should be noted that the courses are conducted entirely in English, so an appropriate intermediate language level is preferable.

With our online learning platform, you can learn anytime and anywhere to suit your schedule. The certificate provides insight on sole trader and basic company accounts. Once you have completed this certification you can look to progress onto the AAT or ACCA qualification with a good foundation of bookkeeping. On completion of this course, you will be awarded a LSBF certificate.


The certificate takes approximately 1 month to complete. However, you have unlimited time to complete the certificate, at a pace that suits you.

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The Student Success Story

  • Rose De Souza

    Rose explains the importance of having great tutors who are able to keep you motivated after a long day at work and speaks about the way the course is delivered, saying that the tutors are very energetic and they do their best to keep students engaged. They make sure students pass their exam and absorb the knowledge at the same time.

    Rose De Souza

    ACCA Campus

    Rose De Souza
  • Mergim Shala

    Mergim Shala realised his ambitions to become a certified chartered accountant by completing his ACCA for School Leavers Programme with LSBF. He says he chose LSBF because of our inclusive careers service and gold accreditation status from ACCA themselves. Mergim speaks highly about the delivery method of the course, saying that the teaching is exceptional, with great intellectual lecturers. LSBF exceeded his expectations, Mergim calls his lecturers ‘really something special, enthusiastic and very aware of the accounting job market.’ He adds that he especially enjoyed his lecture experience, rating the teaching a 9/10. Mergim is now employed by one of the ‘Big 4’ accounting firms, PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    Mergim Shala

    ACCA for School Leavers

    Mergim Shala
  • Usmaan Rehman

    Usmaan studied his ACCA at our Moorgate campus. He decided to study ACCA with LSBF because of the knowledgeable tutors who have a good background with ACCA. He also added that they were easy to contact regarding any questions he had during his studies.

    Usmaan Rehman

    ACCA Campus

    Usmaan Rehman
  • Ariana Mahmed

    I study the ACCA with LSBF. The courses are well organised, the tutors are very helpful and knowledgeable in their respective subjects and overall the resources provided are very helpful. Since I started studying with LSBF I have passed every exam I have sat so far! ​Highly recommend, especially the first professional level SBL - the tuition and support provided by my professor for this particular course was extremely helpful. I scored the highest mark I've ever scored in the ACCA qualification.

    Ariana Mahmed

    ACCA Campus

    Ariana Mahmed
  • Guy Gisborne
    I did my ACCA course from start to finish with LSBF - from F1 through P7 and am now a fully qualified chartered accountant. The highlight of my time there was definitely the lecturers, who in every case have been supportive and able to help me through every question I had. As a result I have passed every exam first time and my career has really taken off - just this last year moving up into a global finance role for a large multinational company. Deciding to go for ACCA through LSBF is something I look back on as one of the best decisions I have made for my career.

    Guy Gisborne

    ACCA Campus

    Guy Gisborne
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