Bookkeeping & Accounting Software (SAGE) Level 2

You’ll be navigating your way around the new Sage 50 Accounts interface, understand the basic accounting equation and double entry rules in order to make sense of basic accounting and bookkeeping. It is perfect for those who need to get to grips with bookkeeping and computerised accounts software and enhance their current knowledge.

Who Is The Course For?

  • Unqualified accounting staff
  • Those that want to work in bookkeeping in a large or small business
  • Employers looking to up-skill their staff
  • Ideal if you are self-employed and want more knowledge of accounts in the work environment
What will I learn?

The Bookkeeping & Accounting Software (SAGE) Certificate Level 2 course will cover:

Understand the basic accounting equation and double entry bookkeeping.
How to enter accounting transactions, perform reconciliations, correct errors and generate a range of accounting reports.
Units include:

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Using Accounting Software

How will I be assessed?

You will complete three external computerised exams.

What award will I achieve?

On successful completion, you will get AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping and Foundation Award in Accounting Software.

Entry Requirements

This course is for learners aged 19 and over.

Confidence with numbers and English comprehension to level 2 standard. Good problem solving skills and good attention to detail are useful strengths in this area.

Applicants should visit the AAT website and undertake the skills check to ensure that they start at the correct level

What Can I Do Next?

You can progress onto the AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting part-time or an Apprenticeship in Accounting.

Bookkeeping & Accounting Software (SAGE) Certificate Level 2
Outline: Perfect for those getting to grips with bookkeeping and computerised accounts software and enhance current knowledge
LevelLevel 2
Duration20 Weeks (Intense)
Study ModePart-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateJanuary 2019
AttendanceWednesdays Aft/Eve 14.00-20.00
Price£610 (plus AAT fee. More information on AAT membership and current fees can be found at


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