The Computerised Accounting for Business and Computerised Payroll for Business qualifications have been created in conjunction with carefully selected Awarding Bodies. These courses run from Levels 1-3 and can be partnered with City & Guilds, OCR or Skillsfirst. The qualifications are on the RQF and attract funding where necessary. Consisting of two workbooks, these qualifications help a learner to understand the complete process that Sage goes through. The knowledge workbook teaches the learner the manual side of accounting/payroll, and the skills workbook teaches a learner how to use the Sage software. All courses come with both a separate Awarding Body and Sage certificate. These courses are suitable for any learner that wants to formalise any previous training or study. These courses are also suitable for learners that wish to begin their Awarding Body accredited accountancy journey with the backing of the Sage software suite.

RQF COMPUTERISED ACCOUNTING FOR BUSINESS COURSES

RQF Computerised Accounting for Business Level 1

The level 1 award is aimed at beginners, this qualification provides an introduction to computerised accounting software, double-entry bookkeeping and banking procedures. The course will teach a learner how to use the Software and understand how it processes data

This course requires 48 hours of study. This could be achieved in 4-5 weeks if studied one day per week, but learners can take up to a year to complete if required. This qualification consists of 4 units - totalling 9 credits.

Qualification Units:
  • Using a computerised accounting application
  • Introduction to bookkeeping
  • Working with bookkeeping
  • Banking procedures

RQF Computerised Accounting for Business Level 2

The level 2 certificate is Ideal for people who have a basic understanding of bookkeeping, this course will cover how to use Sage 50 Accounts software to manage daily processes. The qualification guides a learner to use more advanced functions, such as producing invoices and management accounts. This course gives an excellent grounding in double entry bookkeeping so that learners can understand how Sage Accounts software is working. This enables easy processing, control and correction of accounts to produce accurate information.

This course requires 104 hours of study. This could be achieved in 10-15 weeks if studied one day per week, but learners can take up to a year to complete if required.  This qualification consists of 8 units - totalling 16 credits.

Qualification Units:
  • Banking procedures
  • Principles of recording and processing financial transactions
  • Principles of VAT
  • Professional values and basic business legislation
  • Setting up accounting software to manage accounting information
  • Process routine payments and receipts using a computerised system
  • Maintaining and recording the cash book
  • Maintaining the journal

RQF Computerised Accounting for Business Level 3

The level 3 diploma in Computerised Accounting for Business deals with more advanced knowledge and skills relating to cash flow management, preparing VAT returns, final accounts for sole traders and the principles of partnership accounting.

This course requires 302 hours of study. This could be achieved in 35-40 weeks if studied one day per week, but learners can take up to a year to complete if required. This qualification consists of 10 units - totalling 37 credits. This is a progression qualification and not suitable for learners who have not previously studied at level 2.

Qualification Units:
  • Responsibilities of a Finance Professional
  • Principles of accounting concepts
  • Principles of preparing basic financial statements
  • Principles of Partnership Accounting
  • Accounting for Not for Profit Organisations
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Introduction to a Cost Recording System within an organisation
  • Prepare and complete a VAT return
  • Standard and advanced budgeting using a computerised accounting package
  • Using computerised accounting software