Computerised Accounts Sage - Level 2 Award
To develop practical computerised accounts skills by performing routine and non-routine accounting tasks using industry standard software (Sage) and obtain a qualification.
30 Guided Learning Hours. Courses are usually 2-3hrs per week.
Who Is This Course For?
Anyone interested in working in a finance-related job, and who already has IT skills at level 1. This course is not suitable for complete IT beginners.
Will I Gain Any Qualifications?
Yes, Computerised Accounts - Level 2 Award (City & Guilds)
Do I Need Any Prior Knowledge, Skills Or Qualifications?
No formal qualifications are required, but you must be able to use a computer to a good (Level 1 Computerised Accounts) standard, be able to navigate around a computer’s basic functions unaided and have English and maths to at least level 1 standard. Most learners will hold a level 1 finance qualification prior to the start of the course. Knowledge of double entry bookkeeping is helpful but not essential.
- Post Customer, Supplier and Nominal Ledger transactions e.g. invoices, credit notes, payments including allocation, discounts
- Calculate and reconcile batch totals as required
- Produce a trial balance
- Produce reports
- Process returned and cancelled cheques
- Process transfers between bank accounts and cash accounts
- Process nominal journal entries
- Produce remittance advices
What Could This Course Lead To?
It could lead to jobs in accounts and finance.
How will I learn?
- Learning will take place initially in a classroom environment and then online from your home using Birmingham Adult Education Services Virtual Learning Environment (VLE - Moodle) which is a secure online tool to support you with your studies. It has been designed to complement teaching and offers a flexible addition to studying with us. Various other tools like Microsoft Teams, Zoom & Padlet will be used to enhance teaching & learning.
- You will be able to access resources, engage in online activities, study independently, and participate in group discussions with your teacher. You will record your own progress and have your work checked regularly throughout the course.
- Once you are enrolled your teacher will provide you with an enrolment key and show you how to access the resource.
What materials or equipment will I need to provide?
You will need to have access at home to:
- A laptop, computer which is connected to the internet
- Microsoft Office 365 (Excel) which we will provide for free when you enrol on one of our courses
- Notepad and pen – you will need to take notes during the online sessions and a folder to store hand-outs and completed exercises
- Sage, an online version of which can be purchased after the course has started
What we require of you as a learner?
- Regular attendance is essential for you to succeed
- You will be expected to attend the full course and sit an exam
- Work at home will need to be completed punctually and sent to your teacher for marking
- You will need to ensure that you allow sufficient time for self-study and complete any homework set
- For more information about Birmingham Adult Education Service: www.learnbaes.ac.uk