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Sage 50 Accounts - Stage 1

Course Code: SAGE301
Course Level: 1

Course Overview

Gain a qualification in Sage Accounts, from home!

  • Gain a basic understanding of Sage - from navigation to creating and amending records, getting started with opening balances and controlling user access
  • Fully accredited by SAGE,this course provides an internationally recognised qualification and is a benchmark of quality, allowing you to prove a high level of accounts knowledge to future employers.
  • FREE Sage 50 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

    • 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

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course is assessed by written assignments, which are marked by your tutor. Students wishing to gain the full qualification will also need to complete an online SAGE exam.

    Course Duration

    Study time for this course is approximately 80 hours. Students may register at any time and have 6 months to complete the course. This is a lot more time than is needed, so you can study at your own pace.

  • Study Method

    The course is designed for distance learning at home or at work. Students receive their course manual and study guide, plus tutor support by email.

    Course Outcomes

    In order to gain the official Sage qualifications, you will need to sit an online exam. Upon successful completion of this, you will gain the Sage level I certificate.

    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?
  • FREE Sage 50 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 you will be required to sit an exam. 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 exam will need to pay an examination fee, which will cost approximately £70.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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Reviews For This Course

  • Course Rating


    - Maxine Hough, Chester

    I am over half way through the Sage Acounts Level 1 course and am finding it enjoyable. I have recently qualified as a Bookkeeper and have undertaken Sage Accounts as part of that course. I wanted to do the full course to fill in any gaps from the Bookkeeping course. I have found it invaluable experience and am intending to complete levels II and III within the coming year. The Study materials are very good and comprehensive and suit all levels of learner, I have the same tutor as for my bookkeeping course (Philip Holdsworth) and he has been helpful when I have needed advice and prompt with marking. Overall I have had a good experience with the Open Study College.

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