CIMA Higher Certificate in Sage 50

CIMA Higher Certificate in Sage 50
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The CIMA Accredited Sage Higher Certificate Includes two larger units of worked case studies. It provides the ability to use more complex functions within the accounting software, including accruals and prepayments, importing/exporting data, detailed departmental budgeting and forecasting, as well as the use of electronic submissions/communication.

You will learn how to get maximum benefit from Sage and the powerful information that is available, taking you into every area of the software to use the maximum functionality.

The course materials and activities are provided online so you can study at times and locations that are convenient for you.

The course is self-contained with self-assessments and a practice test followed by a final online assessment.

What is Included?

  • Sage 50 Accounts Professional 2015 – the Rolls Royce of Sage 50 software – for every learner - (time limited)
  • Higher Certificate – Three larger and complex units containing higher level skills such as Advanced Budgeting, Import/Export, Consolidation Accounts, Excel Integration, E Payments, Foreign Trader.
  • Certification from CIMA/Sage
  • Learning Portal - 24 hour access
  • Help Sheets, Videos and Printable Files
  • Formative simulations for every unit
  • Formative Tests for every unit
  • Mock tests available for the Summative test to prepare students
  • First of its kind – New in the market

Key learning points

This Higher Certificate course is ideal for people who have extensive use of the Sage 50 suite and in addition has an excellent understanding of accounting knowledge and principles.

The course comprises two extended units that cover advanced knowledge of accounting software, including:

  • Final accounts for sole traders and partnerships including importing/exporting data, advanced credit control, accruals /prepayments and cash flow.
  • Formation of accounts for Limited Companies, not for profit organisation’s, the use of foreign trader accounts (trading in different currencies) and detailed departmental budgeting and forecasting.

advantages of this course

Expand your knowledge of operating and controlling a computerised accounting system but moving forward into this Higher level course. You will learn how to deal with complicated transactions and produce financial and management accounts manipulating data and making use of the ability to import and export data into the software.

This CIMA accredited Sage certificate provides a benchmarked standard that employers trust.

The course materials and activities are provided online so you can study at times and locations that are convenient for you.

The course is self-contained with self-assessments and a practice test followed by a final online assessment.


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Introduction Unit
  • Sage 50 Accounts Professional Installation Instructions
  • Screenshots, Tasks and Activities
  • Working through the Units
  • 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
Unit One
  • Screen Shots, Tasks and Activities
  • 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
Unit Two
  • Screenshots, Tasks and Activities
  • Working Through Unit Two
  • Final Accounts for Partnerships Including Appropriation Accounts
  • The Fixed Asset Register and Depreciation
  • Accruals and Prepayments
  • Cash Flow and Forecast Reports
  • Advanced Credit Control
  • Not for Profit Organisations
  • Standard and Advanced Budgeting
  • Advanced Searches
  • E Payments
  • Multiple Contacts and Document Sending
  • Event Logging and Log In Control
  • Importing and Exporting Data
  • Limited Companies
  • Consolidation – Multi Company Accounts
  • Foreign Trader – Multi-Currency Trading
  • Microsoft Outlook and the Integrated Diary Feature
  • Excel Integration
  • Glossary of Accounting Terms
Course Code
Online Course
Course Access
1 Year
Exams Included
Associated Certification
Higher Certificate in Sage 50
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