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Sage 50 Accounts Stages 1 & 2

  • 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, Sage 50 Accounts – Stage 1 & 2 is the perfect introduction to the leading accounting software, Sage 50 Accounts. It is a comprehensive online course that combines the information of our Sage 50 Accounts – Stage 1 and Stage 2 courses so that you can get to grips with the basics of the software and develop more advanced skills all in one go.  With stage 1 and 2 under your belt, your finances with Sage 50 Accounts will 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 all the software’s basics (installation, how to use it, its main features etc) plus more. It is also suitable for people that are familiar with Sage 50 Accounts but need to refresh their knowledge and skills. 

    What will you get from this course?
    Sage 50 Accounts – Stage 1 & 2 will teach you the essentials of Sage 50 Accounts so that you can use the software’s main features with ease and confidence. It additionally highlights what else the software has to offer so you can unlock more of Sage 50 Account’s potential and take further control of your finances. Sage 50 Accounts – Stage 1 & 2 will also prepare you to take your study further with our Sage 50 Accounts – Stage 3 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 
    • Safeguard your data with system backups
    • Keep customer/supplier records
    • Post customer receipts, service invoices, supplier payments and supplier credit notes
    • Process customer and supplier payments and refunds 
    • Utilise a range of invoice techniques and routines 
    • Accurately report by interrogating data through search functions
    • Correct errors in journals and save time by using recurring entries 

    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
    • Stage 1 – an introduction to the software’s basics and essential features 
      • Software installation and navigation
      • Essential settings
      • Setting up nominal codes 
      • Customising the chart of accounts 
      • Departments 
      • Creating customer and supplier records 
      • Customer and supplier records
      • Customer and supplier opening balances 
      • Nominal opening balances
    • Stage 2 – taking your knowledge and skills further 
      • Supplier invoices and credit notes
      • Supplier payments and documentation 
      • Basic customer invoicing 
      • Additional invoicing routines 
      • Customer receipts, refunds and contra entries 
      • Journal entries 
      • Bank accounts 
      • Recurring entries
      • The ‘Search’ function 
      • Checking transactions 
      • Corrections 
      • Safeguarding data 
  • 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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