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CIMA Accredited Sage Certificate Course

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  • Price

    £221.00 including VAT

  • Course Type Online Course
  • Course Duration 35 Hours
  • Course Access 6 Months
  • Awarded By Sage UK
  • Student Discount Card All students enrolled on this course are eligible to apply for a TOTUM Pro card
This course is ideal for anyone who has undertaken an introductory training course in Sage and would like to progress to understand how Sage works with accounting principles.
Course Description

This course is ideal for anyone who has undertaken an introductory training course in Sage and would like to progress to understand how Sage works with accounting principles and increase their use of the software in a business environment.

This qualification provides benchmarked skills that enhance your employability or put you in control of your own business.

* 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?

The course comprises six units, as follows:

  • How to make full use of the software, backup, restore and data security
  • Transactions from customer and suppliers including invoice creation
  • Cash, bank and budget control and reconciliation
  • Management and comparative reporting
  • VAT returns, EC sales and Intrastat
  • Tailoring reports and layouts including email statements and remittances
  • Project (job) costing for detailed individual job/project control

What do you get?

  • Your own copy of Sage 50 Accounts Professional (RRP £1,262)  to download and use for the duration of this 6 month course (Extensions available - fees may apply).
  • Enrolment onto the Sage Qualfications e-learning portal, where you will be able to access colourful and comprehensive online learning materials, which include start files, videos, quizzes, formative tests and practice simulations.

What is the study mode?

All course materials and activities are provided online as a self-study course, so you can study at times and locations that are convenient for you.

How long will it take?

This course usually required in the region of 40 hours of study, which could be 4 hours per day for 10 weeks if studied for one day a week.

What could you do after this course?

After you have successfully completed this course, you may wish to progress to the Computerised Accounting Level 3 Course, or complete a QCF Accredited Qualification.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for anyone who has undertaken an introductory training course in Sage and would like to progress to understand how Sage works with accounting principles and increase their use of the software in a business environment. It will enhance their employability skills and make their CV more attractive to prospective employers.  The course will also benefit anyone that wants to start-up their own business and take control of their own business finances. 

By choosing online learning instead of a classroom based course, it eliminates the need for time away from work, saving you valuable time and money. It is ideal for those with tight schedules as our online courses give you 6 months unlimited access to all the course materials, so you can study at a pace that suits you. Allowing you to easily resume your studies whenever you have the time. All you need is internet connection to study, so you can study from the comfort of your home or any environment that suits you.

Course Assessment Process

How are you assessed?

The course is self-contained with self-assessments and practice tests, followed by a final online assessment.

What qualification do you receive?

Upon completion, you will be awarded the CIMA Accredited Sage Certificate.


Got a question about exams? Contact our course advisors by email or by phone on 0808 175 1269. We're happy to help!


Our training works on all devices including Mobile phones, IPad’s, Android tablets, Macs and PC’s. For the best viewing experience on our state-of-the-art eLearning platform we recommend an internet connection of 10Mbps or better. Please also use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as your browser with Adobe Flash Player.

Sage 50 Accounts Software

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. 

Career Path

We've put together a list of relevant job titles you can apply for after achieving the Sage certificate (note that some careers may require further study, training and/or work experience):

  • Finance Assistant
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Accounts clerk
  • Payroll Assistant
  • Junior Accountant
  • Accountant
  • Senior Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Finance Manager
  • Small business owner

Career Advice

Once you have achieved your certification, you'll have full access to our recruitment package for a wide range of information and advice - including:

  • How to put together a killer CV, Covering Letters and Thank You emails.
  • How to gain relevant work experience.
  • How to prepare for interviews.
  • How to understand Job adverts.
  • How to choose the right recruitment agency.
  • How to look for work on LinkedIn.
  • Information on dealing with redundancy.

Our careers advice section is available for you to see now


For more information about our career advice services, contact us on 0808 175 1269 to speak with one of our friendly course advisors today.

Course Outline

Introduction Unit 

0.1 Sage 50 Accounts Professional Installation Instructions

0.2 Screenshots, Tasks and Activities

0.3 Working through the Units  

0.4 Setting up a New Company

0.5 Backing Up and Restoring Data

0.6 Customise your Company

0.7 How to Use Practice Data

0.8 Helpful Information Using Sage

0.9 Tax Codes within Sage

0.10 The Ledgers and Sage Nominal Codes

0.11 Creating a Chart of Accounts to Suit Company Requirements

0.12 Creating Department Codes 

Unit One 

1.1 Creating Customer and Supplier Account Codes and Records

1.2 Making Error Corrections and Deleting Transactions

1.3 Producing Sales Invoices

1.4 Producing a Sales Credit Note

1.5 Customer Invoices Using Batch Entry

1.6 Customer Credit Notes Using Batch Entry

1.7 Sales Invoice Day Book in Sage

1.8 Sales Credit Day Book in Sage

1.9 Entering Customer Receipts

1.10 Printing a Customer Statement

1.11 Supplier Invoices Using Batch Entry  

1.12 Supplier Credit Notes Using Batch Entry

1.13 Purchase Invoice Day Book in Sage

1.14 Purchase Credit Day Book in Sage

1.15 Entering Supplier Payments

1.16 Printing a Remittance Advice

1.17 Trade and Settlement Discounts

1.18 Setting Up and Using Email Invoice and Statement Features

Unit Two 

2.1 Working Through Unit Two

2.2 The Opening Bank Cash Book Balance (The Bank Account)

2.3 Creating a New Bank Account

2.4 Process Bank Transactions Not In Customers Or Suppliers Ledgers

2.5 Transferring Money Between Accounts

2.6 Recurring Entries  

2.7 Bank Reconciliation

2.8 Refunds and Returned Cheques  

2.9 Contra Entries  

2.10 Petty Cash Transactions  

2.11 Reconciling the Petty Cash Account  

2.12 The Cash Register   

Unit Three 

3.1 Working Through Unit Three  

3.2 Entering Opening Debtor Balances  

3.3 Entering Opening Creditor Balances  

3.4 The Use of the Journal in Sage  

3.5 Making Journal Entries

3.6 Entering Nominal Ledger Opening Balances  

3.7 Use of the Suspense Account  

3.8 Correcting Departmental Posting Errors  

3.9 Journal Entries for Direct and Indirect Labour  

3.10 Glossary of Accounting Terms  

Unit Four

4.1 Screenshots, Tasks and Activities

4.2 Working Through Unit Four

4.3 Monitor and Analyse Customer Accounts for Credit Control

4.4 Supplier Activities and Aged Reports

4.5 Debtors and Creditors Control Accounts

4.6 VAT Returns and The Government Gateway  

4.7 To Process a VAT Return  

4.8 EC Purchases and EC Sales  

4.9 EC Sales List  

4.10 Intrastat  

4.11 Bad Debt Write Off and Provision for Doubtful Debts  

4.12 The Trial Balance  

4.13 Errors in the Trial Balance   

Unit Five  

5.1 Working Through Unit Five  

5.2 Maintaining the Security Of Data  

5.3 Types of Backup Files and Storage  

5.4 Set Access Rights for a Secure Operating System  

5.5 Prepare and Process the Month End Routine  

5.6 Management Reporting  

5.7 Other Comparative Reports available in Sage  

5.8 Exporting Data and Linking to Other Systems  

Unit Six  

6.1 Working Through Unit Six  

6.2 Introduction to Costs and Income (for students)  

6.3 Cost Centres and Profit Centres  

6.4 Coding Using Sage  

6.5 Departmental Coding  

6.6 Variance Analysis  

6.7 Budget Control  

6.8 Stock Valuation and Stock Control  

6.9 Accounting for Movements in WIP and Finished Goods  

6.10 Project Costing using Cost Codes and Resources  

6.11 Glossary of Accounting Terms

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    Our custom practice exams prepare you for your exams differently and more effectively than the traditional exam preps on the market. You will have practice quizzes after each module to ensure you are confident on the topic you have completed before proceeding. This will allow you to gauge your effectiveness before moving to the next module in your course. Our Courses also include practice exams designed to replicate and mirror the environment in the testing centre. These exams are on average 100 questions to ensure you are 100% prepared before taking your certification exam.

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    Our courseware includes instructor-led demonstrations and visual presentations that allow students to develop their skills based on real world scenarios explained by the instructor. Our Courseware always focuses on real world scenarios and skill-set development.

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    Our self-paced training programs are designed in a modular fashion to allow you the flexibility to work with expert level instruction anytime 24/7. All courses are arranged in defined sections with navigation controls allowing you to control the pace of your training. This allows students to learn at their own pace around their schedule.

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    Our Courseware knows that education is not a one size fits all approach. Students learn in different ways through different tools. That is why we provide Flash Cards and Education Games throughout our courses. This will allow you to train in ways that keep you engaged and focused. Each course will have dozens of Flash Cards so you can sharpen your skill-sets throughout your training as well as educational games designed to make sure your retention level of the materials is extremely high.

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    Each student will have 6 months unlimited access to allow you to have access to the training anytime 24/7.

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For purchases of 1 to 9 user enrolments select the number of users you require and add the course to your shopping basket by selecting Add to Basket. You will then be able to make payment using most credit and debit cards or a PayPal account. Once payment is confirmed, we’ll process your order and email your course login instructions.

For a licence for 10 or more user enrolments, discounts, or if you would like to pay by BACs transfer or by invoice, please contact us on 0808 175 1269 or email sales@mytrainingacademy.org.uk.

Purchase Order Payments: To pay and enrol for courses using a purchase order (PO), please email your PO details to sales@mytrainingacademy.org.uk.


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