Level 3 Diploma in Computerised Accounting for Business RQF Distance Learning Training Course

What's included in the course:

  • Workbooks – Knowledge and Skills
  • Sage 50 Accounts Professional 2016 training program
  • Telephone support
  • Email support
  • Remote support
  • Awarding Body Certificate and Sage Certificate on successful completion of course

Course Summary

  • Designed to provide the more advanced knowledge of bookkeeping and Sage 50 accounts.
  • Intended for individuals who already have a good working knowledge of Sage 50 accounts and wish to further their studies.
  • Building on the Level 2 Certificate in Computerised Accounting for Business this course provides the additional knowledge required to prepare the accounts for different types of business.
  • Enables better financial management and control of business.
  • Preparation of VAT returns and cash flow management.


M/507/7532 Responsibilities of a Finance Professional (3 credits)
T/507/7533 Principles of accounting concepts (6 credits)
F/507/7535 Principles of preparing basic financial statements (3 credits)
R/507/7538 Principles of Partnership Accounting (2 credits)
R/507/7541 Accounting for Not for Profit Organisations (2 credits)
M/507/7546 Cash Flow Management (5 credits)
T/507/7550 Introduction to a Cost Recording System within an organisation (4 credits)
D/5-7/7557 Prepare and complete a VAT return (5 credits)
D/507/7560 Standard and advanced budgeting using a computerised accounting package (2 credits)
K/507/7562 Using computerised accounting software (5 credits)

Entry Requirements
This qualification does not require prior qualifications or levels of prior learning but a working knowledge of accounting processes and Sage accounting software is advisable.
If the contents of this qualification is too advanced then the Level 2 Certificate in Computerised Accounting for Business (RQF) may be more appropriate.

On successful completion of the units, the learner will receive a certificate from the Awarding Body and also a certificate from Sage confirming their competence in the use of Sage 50 Accounts.

Course Contents

Basic Accounting Concepts
Accounting Terminology
Double Entry
Accounting System for the Sale of Goods on Credit
Accounting System for the Purchase of Goods on Credit
The Cash Book and Analysed Cash Book
Control Accounts
Principles of VAT
Correction of Errors
Fixed Assets Acquisition, Depreciation and Disposal
Accruals and Prepayments
Bad/Doubtful debts
The Trial Balance and Extended Trial Balance
Final Accounts of Sole Traders
Partnership Accounting including Appropriation Accounts
Not for Profit Organisations
Cost Centres and Profit Centres
Cost Revenues
Stock Valuation
Pricing, Mark-up and Margin
Labour Costs
Cash Management
Accounting Ratios
Professional Ethics and Sustainability


Setting up a New Company
Backing Up and Restoring Data
Customise your Company
Data Protection and Security Procedures
How to Use Practice Data
Helpful Information Using Sage
Creating a Chart of Accounts to Suit Company Requirements
Sole Trader Accounts
Entering Opening Nominal Ledger Balances
The Trial Balance
Errors in the Trial Balance
Disputed Items
Use of the Journal
Prepare and Process Month End Routine
Contra Entries
The Government Gateway and VAT Returns
Bad Debts and Provision for Doubtful Debts
Stock Valuation, Stock Control, Work in Progress and Finished Goods
Prepare and Produce Final Accounts
Extended Trial Balance
Exporting Data including Linking to Other Systems
Management Information Reports
Making Decisions with Reports Using Sage
Prepare for Audit
Prepare and Process Year End Accounts and Archive Data
Final Accounts for Partnerships including Appropriation Accounts
The Fixed Asset Register and Depreciation
Accruals and Prepayments
Not for Profit Organisations
Standard and Advanced Budgeting

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