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Sage 50 Accounts Complete

Course Code: SAGE305
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

Study three stages of your Sage 50 Accounts qualifications!

  • Become fully competent in all areas of accounts
  • Fully accredited by SAGE, these courses provide international recognition of your accounts training, allowing you to demonstrate a high level of knowledge on your CV to future employers. 
  • FREE Sage 50 Workbook Software is included in your course, allowing you to put everything you learn into practice.
  • Express Delivery is available, so there's no need to wait around if you want to start your training as soon as possible!
Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • Stage I
    • Be familiar with the Sage 50 Accounts user interface
    • Understand how to use password protection and how to restrict user access
    • Understand basic configuration, financial year settings, and setting up tax codes
    • Know how to create, amend and delete nominal accounts
    • Know how to create bank, cash and credit card accounts
    • Understand the role of the Chart of Accounts, and how to amend it
    • Know how to create departments
    • Know how to create, amend and delete customer and supplier accounts
    • Be able to enter opening balances for nominal, customer and supplier accounts
    Stage 2
    • Know how to enter supplier invoices and credit notes
    • Be able to post supplier payments including printing remittance advices, cheques and using e-banking
    • Know how to create and print service invoices and credit notes for customers
    • Be able to post customer receipts and understand how to manage the Sales Ledger, including disputing invoices
    • Be able to post supplier payments and understand how to manage the Purchase Ledger
    • Understand how to deal with contra entries
    • Be familiar with posting bank and cash transactions
    • Learn how to save time by using Recurring Entries
    • Understand how to interrogate data using searches to enable more accurate reporting
    • Know how to check and safeguard data using backups
    • Understand how to correct errors
    • Know how to post and correct Journal Entries
    • Be able to process customer payments and supplier refunds
  • Stage 3
    • Know how to perform a bank reconciliation
    • Understand how to manage credit control, including statements and overdue letters
    • Be able to write off bad debts and perform a VAT reclaim
    • Know how to set up the Fixed Asset Register, post depreciation journals and dispose of fixed assets
    • Understand how to post prepayments and accruals
    • Be able to produce financial reports, including the Profit & Loss report and Balance Sheet
    • Know how to set budget information and use departments for additional analysis
    • Be able to produce, check and submit a VAT Return
    • Know how to prepare for, and run the Year End routine
    • Be able to create multiple company accounts for associated companies or branches
    • Understand how to Integrate Sage 50 Accounts with Microsoft Office
    Stage 4
    • Know how to plan and maintain stock records, post opening balances and record adjustments
    • Know how to set up multiple delivery addresses for your company, your customers and suppliers
    • Be familiar with the purchase order cycle, know how to process from entry to delivery and match and post invoices to orders
    • Understand product pricing and discount structures
    • Be familiar with the sales order cycle, know how to process from entry to despatch and link to other areas of Sage 50 Accounts Professional
    • Know how to perform stock takes, process stock adjustments and deal with stock returns and stock month end journals
    • Know how to use the Bill of Materials function to assemble finished goods from stocked components
    • Be able to produce product invoices and credit notes
    • Be able to produce quotes and pro-forma’s
    • Be able to produce repeat invoices using recurring transactions, skeletons and duplicates
    • Know how to run a stock year end and make global changes
    • Know how to produce foreign currency orders, create foreign currency price lists and generate Intrastat reports

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course is assessed by written assignments, which are marked by your tutor. Students will also need to complete an online SAGE exam for each level of the course.

    Course Duration

    Study time for this course is approximately 240 hours. Students may register at any time and have 18 months to complete their course, which is a lot more time than is needed. This allows you to study flexibly around your lifestyle.

  • Study Method

    The course is designed for distance learning at home or at work. Students will receive all course materials, including software and a study guide. You will also receive full tutor support by email.

    Course Outcomes

    In order to gain the full Sage qualifications, you will need to sit the online Sage exams. Upon successful completion, you will gain official Sage level I, II & III certificates as proof of your Sage Accounts training.

    Alternatively, if you wish to study this course without official assessment, we can still provide you with a certificate of completion.  

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

It is advised that you have some bookkeeping skills.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Sage 50 workbook software
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Accreditation
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • Student study planner
  • Three colour highlighter
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
Will the Sage software work on any computer?

The Sage 50 Accounts software will only work on computers which run Windows 7 or higher, therefore Sage will not run on Windows XP. Sage software will not run on any Apple Macintosh computer. Please email us for full specification and compatibility details.

Do I have to sit an exam?

If you wish to gain the formal Sage qualification then yes, you will be required to sit an exam for each level of the course. However, if you would prefer to study the course without examinations, we can provide you with a certificate of completion.

Are there any additional costs?

Students opting to take the Sage exams will need to pay examination fees, which are approximately £70 for each level of the qualification.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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