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Course Outline

Sage is one of UK’s most popular and much sought after business accounting software packages. The course is designed to take you through everything you need to know — from stock management, VAT returns, processing sales orders, invoicing and reporting etc.

Successfully completing this course will give you complete confidence in your ability to use this popular software.

Aims and Objectives

Comprising of thirteen lessons, the course affords you the skills required to secure a good job in an accounts department or as a self-​employed offering accounting administration services to local businesses.

Who is this for?

A good knowledge of manual book-​keeping would be ideal (but not required) before starting this course, which is specially designed for people wanting to be able to demonstrate they are proficient and confident in Sage 50.

If you run your own business this is the ideal course to undertake to enable you to run and manage your business accounts.

Course Content

Topics covered include:

  • An overview of the Sage program
  • Entering opening balances, preparing and printing a trial balance, setting up opening assets, liabilities and capital balances, entering budgets, producing routine reports
  • Checking data, entering supplier invoices, posting error corrections, amending records
  • Invoicing, generating customer letters, entering new products, checking communication history
  • Banking and payments, producing statements, petty cash, payroll reconciliation
  • Audit trails, correcting basic entry errors, reconciling debtors and creditors
  • Creating sales credit notes, processing purchase credit notes, adjusting stock records
  • Price lists and sales orders, stock management
  • Purchase orders, processing sales orders,
  • Checking and reconciling the VAT return, producing profit & loss and balance sheet for management accounts, checking budget figures versus actuals, carrying out the year end procedure


Option1: 2 Hours per week for 10 weeks
Option2: 4 Hours per week for 5 weeks
Option3: 2 days



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