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SKILLSF-CAL1

Skillsfirst Award in Computerised Accounting for Business (Level 1)

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Aimed at beginners, this qualification provides an introduction to computerised accounting software, as well as providing the underpinning knowledge of how the software is working using double-entry bookkeeping.

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All students enrolled on this course are entitled to apply for an XO student discount card.

  • Type : Online Course
  • Duration : 33 Hours
  • Access : 6 Months
  • Awarded By : SkillsFirst/Sage UK
  • Eligible to Apply : Yes
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Aimed at beginners, this qualification provides an introduction to computerised accounting software, as well as providing the underpinning knowledge of how the software is working using double-entry bookkeeping.

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Course Description
Course Description

Aimed at beginners, this qualification provides an introduction to computerised accounting software, as well as providing the underpinning knowledge of how the software is working using double-entry bookkeeping.  You also explore the responsibilities of working within bookkeeping and get to understand the principles of banking procedures.

All Skillsfirst courses come with a Free Making Tax Digital course.

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.

* 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 organised accross a knowledge unit and a skills unit.  These two units will give you an excellent start in bookkeeping and accounting:

  • Introduction to bookkeeping
  • Working with bookkeeping
  • Banking procedures
  • Using a computerised accounting application

You can download the course contents here

What do you get?

  • Access to Sage 50cloud Professional software for six months
  • 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 are available 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 as a self-study course and can also be accessed via mobile, enabling you to study at times and locations that are convenient for you. You can also purchase a hard copy of the course workbook to keep for future reference.

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 qualification 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.

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 2 Qualification

Who is this course for?
Who is this course for?

Aimed at beginners, this qualification provides an introduction to computerised accounting software, as well as providing the underpinning knowledge of how the software is working using double-entry bookkeeping. 

Course Assesment Process
Course Assessment Process

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 qualification 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.

 

Got a question about exams? Contact our course advisors by email or by phone on 01707 828 751. We're happy to help!

Requirements
Requirements

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):

  • Credit Controller
  • Purchace Ledger Clerk
  • 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 01707 828 8751 to speak with one of our friendly course advisors today.

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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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    We Have designed a world class Learning Management System (LMS). This system allows you to interact and collaborate with other students, form study groups, engage in discussions in our NOW@ Forums, rate and “like” different courses and stay up to date with all the latest industry knowledge through our forums, student contributions and announcement features. This LMS is unmatched in the industry and makes learning fun and enjoyable.

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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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As a bolt-on option, we offer Practice Labs as it provides users with an online lab platform to develop their practical skills in IT technologies such as CompTIA, Microsoft, Cisco and VMWare.


In addition to the hardware you require, you also gain access to high quality practical exercises covering exam topics to help you to maximize your study time and increase your results. Practice Labs are highly effective and offer a cheaper alternative to setting up your own test environment.


You will gain unlimited access to the Practice Labs for 12 months- helping you to consolidate your learning and prepare you for work.

Gain access to our E-Book's Library

This bolt-on option will provide you with a wealth of research and reference material to help you make the most of your studies. Our e-book's library will serve as a great addition to your course material and provide massive savings in comparison to the cost of buying additional study books to support your learning.


For more information about our career advice services, contact us on 01707 828 8751 to speak with one of our friendly course advisors today.

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