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Skillsfirst QCF Qualifications- Computerised Accounting for Business

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Level One

Aimed at beginners, this qualification provides an introduction to computerised accounting software, double-entry bookkeeping and banking procedures.

Jointly developed by Sage UK in partnership with AQ4B and Skillsfirst, this QCF Accredited Qualification could help you to become a bookkeeper, a purchase ledger clerk or a credit controller.

* Once you have purchased this course - Please allow up to 24 hours in order to receive your login details. Usually this is much sooner, but there are occasions that the email may take some time to generate.


What subjects are covered?

You will study four mandatory units which give you an excellent start in bookkeeping and accounting:

  • Using a computerised accounting application
  • Introduction to bookkeeping
  • Working with bookkeeping
  • Banking procedures
What do you get?
  • Access to Sage 50 Accounts Professional software for six months (RRP £1,300)
  • 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 33 hours of study. You could do this in 4-5 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 four mandatory units and earn nine 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 qualifications do you receive?

Upon completion, you will be awarded with a Computerised Accounting for Business Qualification and certification at Level One from Sage UK and Skillsfirst.

Level Two

Ideal for people who have a basic understanding of how bookkeeping, this course will cover how to use Sage 50 Accounts software to manage daily processes and more advanced functions, such as producing invoices and management accounts. This course will also give you an excellent grounding in double entry bookkeeping so that you can understand how Sage Accounts software is working. This enables you to process, control and correct accounts to produce accurate information.

Jointly developed by Sage UK in partnership with AQ4B and Skillsfirst, this QCF 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.

* Once you have purchased this course - Please allow up to 24 hours in order to receive your login details. Usually this is much sooner, but there are occasions that the email may take some time to generate.

What subjects are covered?

You will study eight mandatory units which give you an excellent understanding and great proficiency of 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
What do you get?
  • Access to Sage 50 Accounts Professional software for six months (RRP £1,300)
  • 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.

Level Three

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 Jointly developed by Sage UK in partnership with AQ4B and Skillsfirst, this QCF Accredited Qualification will give you the more advanced skills required to be the bookkeeper for a small firm or within an accounts department.

* Once you have purchased this course - Please allow up to 24 hours in order to receive your login details. Usually this is much sooner, but there are occasions that the email may take some time to generate.

What subjects are covered?

You will study ten comprehensive mandatory units which give you an advanced understanding and comprehensive skills in bookkeeping and accounting.

  • 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
What do you get?
  • Access to Sage 50 Accounts Professional software for six months (RRP £1,300)
  • 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 six months of study as it is a large qualification. 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 ten mandatory units and earn thirty-seven 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 Diploma and certification at Level Three from Sage UK and Skillsfirst.

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