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These qualifications have been developed in conjunction with Awarding Body ProQual and are on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). All of our Sage 50 Accounts Professional v 2018 courses are available online, meaning you can study at a time and pace to suit you. There are no exams to attend, as these are also online based.

Benefits include:

  • Gain a recognised and sought after Sage UK certificate
  • 100% online learning and assessment with tutor support
  • All materials upgraded annually
  • All available hard copy books can be shipped next day delivery
  • Downloadable software – You will get access to SAGE 2018 software to assist you in completing your studies
  • You are provided with two assessment/exam attempts

To find out more, download the SAGE prospectus below.

£180.00

The level 1 award is aimed at beginners, this qualification provides an introduction to computerised accounting software, double-entry bookkeeping and banking procedures. The course will teach a learner how to use the software and understand how it processes data This course requires 48 hours of study. This could be achieved in 4-5 weeks if studied one day per week, but learners can take up to a year to complete if needed. This qualification consists of 4 units – totalling 9 credits.

Qualification Units:

• Using a computerised accounting application
• Introduction to bookkeeping
• Working with bookkeeping
• Banking procedures

£280.00

The level 2 certificate is Ideal for people who have a basic understanding of bookkeeping, this course will cover how to use Sage 50 Accounts software to manage daily processes. The qualification guides a learner to use more advanced functions, such as producing invoices and management accounts. This course gives an excellent grounding in double entry bookkeeping so that learners can understand how Sage Accounts software is working. This enables easy processing, control and correction of accounts to produce accurate information.
This course requires 104 hours of study. This could be achieved in 10-15 weeks if studied one day per week, but learners can take up to a year to complete if required. This qualification consists of 8 units – totalling 16 credits.

Qualification Units:

• Banking procedures
• Principles of recording and processing financial transactions
• Principles of VAT
• Professional values and basic business legislation
• Setting up accounting software to manage accounting information
• Process routine payments and receipts using a computerised system
• Maintaining and recording the cash book
• Maintaining the journal

£370.00

The level 3 diploma in Computerised Accounting for Business deals with more advanced knowledge and skills relating to cash flow management, preparing VAT returns, final accounts for sole traders and the principles of partnership accounting. This course requires 302 hours of study. This could be achieved in 35-40 weeks if studied one day per week, but learners
can take up to a year to complete if required. This qualification consists of 10 units – totalling 37 credits.
This is a progression qualification and not suitable for learners who have not previously studied at level 2.

Qualification Units:

• Responsibilities of a Finance Professional
• Principles of accounting concepts
• Principles of preparing basic financial statements
• Principles of Partnership Accounting
• Accounting for Not for Profit Organisations
• Cash Flow Management
• Introduction to a Cost Recording System within an organisation
• Prepare and complete a VAT return
• Standard and advanced budgeting using a computerised accounting package
• Using computerised accounting software

£180.00

The level 1 award has been designed for those people who are new to payroll. It covers all the basic functions, from setting up the company details, entering employee records, and calculating gross pay, to processing the first payroll and running all the
reports required including payslips and end of period reports for HMRC. The course is designed for complete beginners who have no experience of payroll functions.
This course requires 62 hours of study. This could be achieved in 6-7 weeks if studied one day per week, but learners can take up to a year to complete if required.
This qualification consists of 3 units – totalling 9 credits.

Qualification Units:

• Making gross pay calculations
• Payroll preparation
• Computerised payroll administration

£280.00

The level 2 certificate includes more advanced tasks that are undertaken, including Statutory Sick Pay, Statutory Maternity Pay and Pension Schemes for Automatic Enrolment. The process for new starters and leavers is practiced and the qualification fully covers Real Time Information functionality that is built into all Sage 50 software. Real Time Information
(RTI) is fully explained with step by step processes and clear screen shots to follow. All required reports to HMRC are fully explained and practiced. This course requires 109 hours of study. This could be achieved in 10-15 weeks if studied one day per week, but learners can take up to a year to complete if required. This qualification consists of 9 units – totalling 23 credits.

Qualification Units:

• Termination of employment
• Fundamentals of employment legislation for payroll
• Calculate gross pay
• Elements of gross pay
• Computerised payroll theory
• Statutory and non-statutory payments and additions
• Composition of an employee payroll record
• Computerised payroll skills
• Spreadsheet software

To find out more about any of of our online courses, please contact our friendly team today by calling 0151 650 6933 or click the button below.