Skillsfirst Award in Computerised Accounting for Business (Level 1)
Aimed at beginners, this qualification provides an introduction to computerised accounting software, as well as providing the underpinning knowledge of how the software is working using double-entry bookkeeping. You also explore the responsibilities of working within bookkeeping and get to understand the principles of banking procedures.
Jointly developed by Sage UK in partnership with Skillsfirst, this RQF Accredited Qualification could help you to become a bookkeeper, a purchase ledger clerk or a credit controller.
Upon completion, you will be awarded with a Computerised Accounting for Business Qualification and certification at Level One from Sage UK and Skillsfirst.
*Sage software is not compatible with Windows XP or Apple Macs – unless you are running Windows Vista or Windows 7 via Apple’s Boot Camp utility. There is a link to further technical requirements for this software: https://my.sage.co.uk/public/help/askarticle.aspx?articleid=13689
What subjects are covered?
You will study four mandatory units organised accross a knowledge unit and a skills unit. These two units will give you an excellent start in bookkeeping and accounting:
- Introduction to bookkeeping
- Working with bookkeeping
- Banking procedures
- Using a computerised accounting application
You can download the course contents here
What do you get?
- Access to Sage 50cloud Professional software for six months
- Enrolment on to the Sage Qualifications e-learning Portal, where you will be able to access all online learning materials with self-test activities, videos and tutorials
- Practice simulations are available if you want to undertake some further exercises
- Formative and summative testing that can be done in your own time at your own home
All course materials and activities are provided online and can also be accessed via mobile, enabling you to study at times and locations that are convenient for you.
This course usually requires 33 hours of study. You could do this in 4-5 weeks if you wanted to study one day per week. Initially, you have access to the software and portal for six months, but this can be extended for a small additional cost.
You must complete four mandatory units and earn nine credits to gain certification. To achieve these credits, you will complete self-assessments and practice tests, followed by final online assessments which can be undertaken in your own home at a time of your choice.
After completing this course, you may wish to progress to the Skillsfirst RQF Computerised Accounting for Business Level 2 Qualification.