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Skills Programme Bookkeeping  

Level: 3,
Credits: 134
27 Unit Standards
This Qualification is recognised in over 100 countries worldwide.

 The purpose of this qualification is to:

Provide the learner with the knowledge, understanding, skills and experience to become a Bookkeeper. This will aid individual development and enhance the employment prospects of the learner, as well as social transformation through the formal acknowledgement of competencies, skills and knowledge.  

  • Equip the learner with a Qualification that can be used as an introduction to the field of Accounting. Successful completion of this qualification will give the learner the knowledge and skills required not only to perform his/her Accounting job efficiently, but also to proceed on a path of life-long learning with Qualifications at a higher level.
  • Provide employers and others with an adequate basis for assuring that those learners gaining the Qualification are competent to act as Bookkeepers, providing accounting support and recording the day-to-day financial transactions of the business for companies and other organisations.
  • Encourage the widest possible access to the Accounting profession and Accounting Qualifications by making it possible for the following learners to obtain a bookkeeping qualification:
There is a need for adequate control to be maintained over the financial affairs of companies, which sometimes fail due to inadequate record keeping of creditors and debtors with costs being allowed to exceed budget and income.
This Qualification aims at equipping learners to perform the Accounting function in small organisations and to provide support to Financial Administrators, Accounting Technicians, Accountants and Financial Managers in medium and large organisations so that the Accounting and Financial Management functions can be performed effectively.

The nature of the Qualification and the integrated work-place assessment requirements will reduce the amount of non-productive time traditionally associated with workplace training when learners enter the world of work in the Bookkeeping field. 
US Old US Description Level Credits
7456   Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues 3 5
9010   Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations 3 2
9012   Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities 3 5
9013   Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts 3 4
10022   Comply with Organisational Ethics 3 4
12155   Apply comprehension skills to interact written text in a business environment 4 5
13999   Bookkeeping- settlement of accounts, petty cash and banking 1 4
114733   Complete PAYE Documents 3 7
114735   Perform value added tax calculations and complete returns 3 5
114742   Calculate tax payable by a small business 3 6
116940   Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI) based spreadsheet application to solve a given problem 3 6
117156   Interpret basic financial statements 3 4
117417   Prepare wages 3 6
117418   Understand the petty cash system 3 3
117419   Administer income and receipts 3 4
117420   Administer payments and expenses  3 4
117421   Demonstrate basic accounting concepts 3 12
117422   Administer credit sales transactions 3 3
117423   Administer credit purchases transactions 3 3
117424   Calculate and record value addedd tax transactions 3 5
117425   Compile reconciliation statements 3 6
117427   Prepare General Ledger accounts and initial trail Balance 3 5
117927   Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI) based database application to solve a given problem 4 6
119457   Interpret and use information from texts (Afr) 3 5
119465 8970 Write/present/sign text for a range of communicative contexts (Afr) 3 5
119467 8973 Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes (Afr) 3 5
119472 8968 Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication (Afr) 3 5
Total Credits for Book Keeping   134