Skillsfirst Certificate in Computerised Accounting for Business (Level 2)
deal for people who have a basic understanding of how bookkeeping, this course will cover how to use Sage 50cloud Accounts software to manage daily processes and more advanced functions, such as producing invoices, credit control, reconciling accounts and management reports. This course will also give you an excellent grounding in double entry bookkeeping so that you can understand how Sage 50cloud software is working. This enables you to process, control and correct accounts to produce accurate information.
Jointly developed by Sage UK in partnership with Skillsfirst, this RQF Accredited Qualification could help you to become a bookkeeper, a purchase ledger clerk or a credit controller. This qualification would also greatly benefit owners of small businesses who use Sage.
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What subjects are covered?
You will study eight mandatory units organised across a knowledge unit and a skills unit. These units give you an excellent understanding of both the underpinning knowledge of double entry bookkeeping and computerised accounting software. This course provides you with a great proficiency of skills in bookkeeping and accounting.
- 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
You can download the course contents here
What do you get?
- Access to Sage 50cloud Professional software for six months - extensions to the software are available for a small extra fee
- Enrolment on to the Sage Qualifications e-learning Portal, where you will be able to access all online learning materials with self-test activities, videos and tutorials.
- Practice simulations if you want to undertake some further exercises.
- Formative and summative testing that can be done in your own time at your own home.
What is the study mode?
All course materials and activities are provided online and can also be accessed via mobile, enabling you to study at times and locations that are convenient for you.
How long will it take?
This course usually requires 104 hours of study. You could do this in 12 weeks if you wanted to study one day per week. Initially, you have access to the software and portal for six months, but this can be extended for a small additional cost.
How are you assessed?
You must complete eight mandatory units and earn sixteen credits to gain certification. To achieve these credits, you will complete self-assessments and practice tests, followed by final online assessments which can be undertaken in your own home at a time of your choice.
What qualification do you receive?
Upon completion, you will be awarded with a Computerised Accounting for Business Qualification and certification at Level Two from Sage UK and Skillsfirst.
What could you do after this course?
After completing this course, you may wish to progress to the Skillsfirst RQF Computerised Accounting for Business Level 3 Qualificationor move on to a payroll course or qualification.
Sage software is not compatible with Windows XP or Apple Macs - unless you are running Windows Vista or Windows 7 via Apple's Boot Camp utility. There is a link to further technical requirements for this software: https://my.sage.co.uk/public/help/askarticle.aspx?articleid=13689