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Sage 50 Accounts - Stage 1

  • About This Course
    Maybe you’re an accountant looking to use the Sage 50 Accounts software to help you become more efficient at work? Or you run a business and need to keep track of your financial data using the software? Whatever your situation, our Sage 50 Accounts – Stage 1 course is a fantastic introduction to one of the world’s leading accounting software systems, Sage 50 Accounts. It is a comprehensive online course that teaches you how to get to grips with the basics of the software so that your finances can be as easy as pie. 

    Who is this course for?
    The course is ideal for new users of Sage 50 Accounts that want to learn the software’s basics (installation, how to use it, its main features etc), either for personal or professional use. It is also suitable for people that are familiar with Sage 50 Accounts but need to refresh their knowledge on its uses and functions. 

    What will you get from this course?
    Sage 50 Accounts – Stage 1 will teach you the essentials of Sage 50 Accounts so that you can use the software’s basic features with ease and confidence and therefore take control of your finances. The course will also prepare you to take your study further with our Sage 50 Accounts – Stage 2 course, for example, which allows you to learn more about what Sage 50 Accounts can do for you. 

    When you have completed this course, you will be able to:
    • Navigate the Sage 50 Accounts user interface with ease 
    • Create, amend and delete customer, supplier and nominal accounts 
    • Enter opening balances for customer, supplier and nominal accounts 
    • Set up, amend and delete bank, cash and credit card accounts
    • Grasp basic configuration, financial year settings and tax codes 
    • Understand the role of the Chart of Accounts 
    • Control user access 

    Course features 
    • Simulations for a realistic learning experience 
    • Interactive quizzes throughout to test your knowledge 
    • Content can be accessed via any platform: mobile, tablet or computer
  • Course lessons
    • Software installation and navigation: activating Sage Accounts, navigation and using the Sage desktop, shortcut keys and introduction to Access Rights
    • Essential settings: access company preferences and configuration and introduction to financial year start date
    • Setting up nominal codes: nominal account categories and structures 
      • Bank accounts: access control accounts and create bank records and bank account lists
      • Access nominal codes:  nominal codes in analyser, graph and list view, nominal account types, customising, amending and deleting nominal records, creating nominal accounts 
    • Customising the chart of accounts: customising and checking the chart of accounts and introduction to floating accounts 
    • Departments: creating departments and department custom field 
    • Creating customer and supplier records: trading terms, account code preparation, new supplier/custom account defaults, analysis fields, supplier and customer record tabs and customer and supplier lists
    • Customer and supplier opening balances: obtaining outstanding balances, customer/ supplier opening balances and balances of customer/supplier accounts and correcting opening balances 
    • Nominal opening balances: existing nominal balances, reversing nominal balances, entering and checking nominal opening balances and understanding bank opening balance
  • Accreditation

    This course has been accredited by Online Academies. On successful completion of this course you will be able to download or print off a PDF of your Online Academies Certificate (please note: you will also be given the opportunity to have a hard copy of the certificate printed off and posted out to you for a small additional charge). If you would like to view a sample of the certificate, please click here.

    On completion of your course you will also be able to have your certificate endorsed and accredited by TQUK for recognised CPD Hours.

    Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) are an Ofqual regulated awarding body. They pride themselves on being the most agile and forward thinking awarding body in the UK. TQUK provide independent endorsement of our CPD courses giving learners assurance that their course will help them gain the necessary skills and experience in their chosen subject area.



    At the conclusion of each module there is a multiple choice question assessment. This will help you remember the main points of the lesson and act as a check that you have retained the essential knowledge and understanding of that particular section. The results can be seen instantaneously and you can correct wrong answers. When the result is satisfactory you can progress to the next module.

    Course Outcomes

    Once you have successfully completed all the modules for your course you will be awarded:

    A Diploma issued by Online Academies

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