Computerised Accounts Sage Level 2

Accredited course - interview required.

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 201 Conc £97 Full £401

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Wednesday 18:00 - 21:00 10 MAC 16/01/2019 27/03/2019 BS2350
Thursday 18:00 - 21:00 10 MAC 09/05/2019 18/07/2019 BS3350

What will the course cover?

This course builds on the skills learned at Level 1, with an in-depth look at invoice production, stock control and reporting, and other features of the software. The course leads to a Level 2 City & Guilds qualification.

Who is the course for?

The self-employed, people running their own business or working in small to medium sized enterprises. People working in voluntary or charitable organisations, and people with an interest in gaining a computerised book-keeping qualification or developing their knowledge of accounting.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

Basic maths including an understanding of simple formulas. The computer will complete most maths work for you but this will help understanding. Familiarity with the Windows environment and basic file management. Good typing skills. Literacy at Level 1 (a good command of spoken and written English). A basic understanding of book-keeping would be useful, and previous experience of using Sage Line 50, or a Sage Line 50 Level 1 qualification is essential. This course requires an interview and skill check before enrolment. Check our website at hfals.co.uk or call 020 8753 3600 for details.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Building on what was learnt on level 1 you will be able to edit accounts for typical small businesses; Process accounting transactions, e.g. enter initial capital, cash, cheque, and other bank transactions; Correct errors by means of credit notes or journal adjustments; Produce customer documentation, e.g. aged debtors/creditors schedules , supplier and customer account history; Select and print accounting reports, e.g. trial balance, customer statements, remittances advices and producing reports such as aged creditor analysis and sales day book summaries for management purposes. Take the City & Guilds Computerised Accounts level 2 exam.

How is the course organised?

Lectures, tasks, demonstrations, discussions, and lots of hands on practise. Individual work will be given to help students develop their own skills and strengths. Homework may be set to help assess your progress. Mock exams to prepare you for the final exam.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

To gain the maximum benefit, you should read recommended books and websites, and practice the topics covered during the class each week – the more you practice, the faster your skills will improve. Computer access if needed is available at Study Support sessions at Macbeth centre, or at your local library. Homework may need to be completed and returned to the tutor so you can assess how prepared you are for the exam. Further computer studies, e.g. Level 1 Functional Skills gives a basic understanding of PC file systems and maintenance and how to deal with lost/corrupted files. In order to complete the qualification you must attend the majority of classes. If you know you are going to be absent please inform the tutor who may be able to supply you with practice tasks. If you miss too many sessions of the course, you may not be eligible to sit the exam.

How will my progress be assessed?

Specific tasks and Informal feedback which will help you decide what else you need to learn or practise. The tutor may provide homework or tasks to assess your progress, and it is essential that you work on these. You will have the opportunity to review practice papers to prepare for the exam. There will be regular opportunities to review your progress through the class leading to the City & Guilds level 2 examination at end of term.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

You can supplement your accounts expertise with manual Book-keeping courses. Advance your Accounts studies by studying for ACCA or other higher level accounts qualifications. If you are thinking of starting your own business, then you can enrol on the Start your own Business course to explore your options. Work in small to medium businesses.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

A pen and notebook, a file folder to store handouts, and a USB key if you want to take your work home with you (your tutor can give you advice on purchasing USB keys). You may benefit from investing in a guide book to supplement your learning. Some suggested texts are: Sage Accounts 2016 in Easy Steps – Mantovani (ISBN 184078721X) Sage 50 Accounts For Dummies - Kelly (ISBN 1119052300) If you are comfortable using the Internet, there are some helpful online sites: www.sageforum.co.uk

What support is available?

You may wish to get additional help and guidance offered through the free Study Support Sessions at the Macbeth Centre. At these sessions you can access the internet, work on and print homework and assignments for your course, research, access a range of software, improve your typing and practice/review what you have covered in class. You will need to book a place on these sessions – ask your tutor how. Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. If you have a disability and feel you need support to get the best from your course you can contact Sean Buckley (sean.buckley@lbhf.gov.uk) to have a confidential discussion on how best we can support your learning. The Learner Support Fund is a discretionary scheme, funded by the Skills Funding Agency, to assist learners who may be experiencing difficulties in paying for essential equipment/materials, travel costs, childcare, registration fees and other necessary expenses. These funds are only available to learners studying towards an approved qualification and who are on a low household income of under £20,000. Parental income will not be taken into consideration but the income of any spouse or partner will. Proof of low income will be required. Please discuss this with your tutor at interview or enquire at reception for full details of these funds. Details of all available support can be found on our website (hfals.co.uk), in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or reception staff.