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Sage Bookkeeping Stages 1 & 2

  • About This Course
    Maybe you’re an accountant looking to use the Sage 50 Accounts to help you become more efficient at bookkeeping? Or you run a business and need to get to grips with bookkeeping to track and record your finances? Whatever your situation, our Sage Bookkeeping Stages 1 & 2 course is a fantastic introduction to one of the most important aspects of accounting: bookkeeping. Sage Bookkeeping Stages 1 & 2 is a comprehensive online course that teaches you how to get to grips with the basics of bookkeeping (manual and using computerised systems like Sage 50 Accounts) and allows you to develop more advanced skills all in one. Combining beginner and intermediate knowledge, Sage Bookkeeping Stages 1 & 2 will make bookkeeping a breeze.  

    Who is this course for?

    Sage Bookkeeping Stages 1 & 2 is designed for bookkeeping beginners and new Sage 50 Accounts users that want to learn the software’s basics, plus more. This online course is also suitable for people that are familiar with Sage 50 Accounts and bookkeeping but wish to refresh their knowledge and skills. 

    What will you get from this course?

    Sage Bookkeeping Stages 1 & 2 will teach you the essentials of manual bookkeeping and bookkeeping with Sage 50 Accounts so that you can use the software’s basic features with ease and confidence. It additionally highlights what else the software has to offer so you can unlock more of Sage 50 Accounts potential and take further control of your finances. Sage Bookkeeping Stages 1 & 2 will also prepare you for the Sage Bookkeeping Stage 1 and 2 exams, which you can take to gain official certification.

    When you have completed this course, you will be able to:
    • Understand the basics of bookkeeping 
    • Produce financial statements using the Trial Balance report  
    • Record customer and supplier data 
    • Account for depreciation and write-offs 
    • Work with prepayments and accruals 
    • Reconcile bank accounts
    • Apply performance measures 
    Course features 
    • Simulations for a realistic learning experience 
    • Audio-delivered content with graphics and on-screen text, summarising key points 
    • Printable content for future reference 

  • Course lessons
    • Sage Bookkeeping Stage 1 – bookkeeping basics 
      • Basic bookkeeping skills
      • Double-entry bookkeeping 
      • The Trial Balance report
      • Working with customers and suppliers
      • Understanding VAT and VAT return 
      • Essential Management Reports 
    • Sage Bookkeeping Stage 2 – extend your knowledge 
      • Review of the fundamentals
      • Working with prepayments and accruals 
      • Accounting for depreciation 
      • Accounting for write-offs
      • Reconciling your bank account
      • Applying performance measures 

  • 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 the CPD Certification Service for recognised CPD Hours.

    The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation of our courses.



    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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