Has anyone done a distance learning bookkeeping course and then successfully made a living as a self employed bookkeeper. Any replies gratefully received. I really need to know whether or not my spending a £1000 on a course is a good investment.
Buy a second-hand copy of Business Accounting by Frank Wood off Ebay (other second-hand booksellers are available), read it from cover to cover, and then check with your local college if they do basic computerised bookkeeping courses in Sage. That's the 'industry standard' software.
Once you've done all that, you probably need to actually work in a bookkeeping job for a bit to get the hang of actually putting into practice what you have learned.
Then you can decide which type of further training you might need.