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What is an accounting software course? 

Accounting software courses are short academic programmes ideal for those who are looking to begin a career in finance or would like to gain new skills and knowledge to help with managing their own business or personal finances. With the constant help of professional tutors, you will be extensively guided through numerous modules that will fully prepare you with all the tools you will need to earn essential skills in using accounting software.

Throughout, you will get the opportunity to work with Sage on individual assignments, as well as take part in group work and discussions, during which key aspects will be covered. The ultimate aim of this approach is to provide you with a more shared idea on the subject, whilst at the same time having the opportunity to give and receive valuable feedback.

When it comes to the final grade, a formal assessment is carried out on the aforementioned practical work as well as theory, which customarily takes the form of a computer-based examination.

Why should you take up an accounting software course?

If you’ve ever thought of getting into the accounting and financial world, then this is the right time to do so! Signing up to an accounting software course will not simply help you improve your skills, but will also provide you with an internationally recognised Sage Accounting Software certificate along the way.

What will you learn through an accounting software course? 

Applying to one of these accounting software courses comes with numerous benefits that will undoubtedly enhance your accounting and calculation skills and overall confidence when it comes to working with numbers. Through meticulous individual attention and guidance as well as plenty of practical experience, tutors will help you to familiarise yourself well with the subject, improve your work through feedback and constructive criticism, and help to build your confidence before committing to a full accounting career.

Generally, an accounting software course will be comprised of several key areas which will teach you all there is to know about the area. Some of the core modules covered will get you familiar with: 

  • Recognising potential risks and knowing how to protect accounting software against threats as well as differentiating between cloud / traditional accounting software
  • Setting up general ledger accounts
  • Recording bank and cash transactions from a variety of documents
  • Producing a variety of business reports such as a trial balance and similar

By the end of this curriculum, you will therefore be able to:

  • Enter accounting data at the beginning of an accounting period
  • Record customer and supplier transactions
  • Record and reconcile bank and cash transactions
  • Use journals to enter accounting transactions, product reports and maintain the safety and security of data held in the computerised accounting system
  • Set up accounting software
  • Process sales and purchases transactions
  • Process bank and cash transactions
  • Perform period end routine tasks
  • Produce reports

Finally, you will take one computer-based online assessment at a local test centre of your choice, which will give you the knowledge and confidence to progress onto employment.

How are accounting software courses structured?

Accounting software courses can be found all over the UK. You can either study in a classroom at a college or university, or you can choose to study online - whichever suits you best. From introductory courses to more advanced programmes, you will find anything you might need that ideally suits you! In approximately 20 hours of self-paced study, you will be ready to sit for your final exam and receive your certificate in Sage Line 50. 


A classroom course will take place at a designed time and location. This is a great option for the individual who wants to take training into their own hands or a small business who just needs to have a few employees trained. 


Online training is an option for those who favor flexibility or have other commitments. Individuals can participate in the course at their own pace and on their own time.

How much does an accounting software course cost? 

Fees for these courses differ greatly, so you shouldn't hesitate to sign up, even if you are on a limited budget − we have a course at any price point!

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