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Computerised Bookkeeping and Accounting using Sage Accounts (Level 3 Certificate)

Administration (Secretarial)

Course Overview

Learners who complete the qualification successfully will have a comprehensive range of knowledge and skills and will be able to carry out period end book-keeping routines and also perform tasks of a complex nature that fall within the function of computerised bookkeeping and accounting. They will be able to::•Understand the purpose of accounting concepts and standards, and recognise the qualitative characteristics of financial information•Understand the basics of computerised accounting•Understand terms used in accounting•Understand the purpose of VAT accounts and the VAT return•Understand the process of accounting for a stock valuation•Understand the process of accounting for fixed assets •Understand the process of accounting for prepayments and accruals •Understand the process of accounting for bad and doubtful debts•Understand the purpose of a trial balance and a suspense account•Understand the purpose of financial statements•Understand the principles of accounting for partnerships•Understand the purposes of budgeting•Set up a computerised accounting system•Enter business transactions•Prepare and post journal entries•Account for a stock valuation•Account for fixed assets•Account for prepayments and accruals•Account for bad and doubtful debts•Make end of period adjustments•Amend the chart of accounts and generate reports.The qualification is assessed by means of a Knowledge Test and an Examination.
  • Start Date
    12 Sept 2024
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    28 Weeks
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Important Message

Fees must be paid at the time of enrolment, or arrangements should be put in place to pay by instalments. The full fee includes tuition, registration and examination fees (where relevant). Depending on your circumstances you may be entitled to a reduced (concessionary) fee. Reduced fees are applied to the cost of tuition only. Failure to enrol before the Awarding Body deadline may result in you incurring a late fee.

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: IAB Level 3 Certificate in Computerised Bookkeeping and Accounting using Sage Accounts *An annual IAB membership fee of £50.00 must be paid by the learner in addition to the course fee. Ref D032
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date: 12/09/2024
    Full £112.00
    Concession £45.00
    Examination £120.00

You may be eligible for funding on this course *

If you are an employer or employee of a NI based company

* Terms and Conditions apply

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

The Level 3 Certificate in Computerised Bookkeeping and Accounting qualification is primarily designed to appeal to learners who has already achieved the IAB or City and Guilds Level 2 Award in Computerised Bookkeeping/Accounts or equivalent and wish to further their studies of computerised bookkeeping within a working business.The qualification will also appeal to those learners who already have good practical knowledge and skills and wish to gain an accredited qualification in the subject. Owners of small businesses may also find the qualification useful as it gives coverage of the wide range of tasks that can be carried out using Sage Accounting software suitable for maintaining accounts for a small business.

Additional Information

Learners must pay an additional annual membership fee of £50.00 directly to IAB to be able to undertake their online test & assignments for this qualification. This fee is not included in the course fees. This annual membership will also cover the costs for online assignments or tests taken by the learner for any other IAB qualifications within the year.


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