CIMA Accredited Sage Higher Certificate

Global Edulink always strives to provide learners with the best possible experience, and we are proud to offer official Sage courses. These courses and qualifications are fully accredited by Sage, meaning you are receiving expert instruction, and recognised qualifications, all at an amazing price. In addition, you have access to our fantastic student portal, tutor guidance, and excellent customer service. What could be better?

Sage courses focus on accounts and payroll, and could help you to pursue the career you want, and this CIMA Accredited Sage Higher Certificate is no different. If you have used the Sage 50 suite before, this course is perfect for you, and will show you how to maximise the benefits of Sage 50 Accounts Professional.

Who is it for
  • Job seekers
  • School leavers
  • Financial Controller


Course Objectives

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

  • Final accounts for sole traders, partnerships, limited companies, limited liability partnerships and not for profit orgnaisations.
  • The importing and exporting data, advanced credit control and cash flow
  • The use of foreign trader accounts, and detailed departmental budgeting and forecasting.

Course Description

This online training course is comprehensive and designed to cover the topics listed under the curriculum.

Course Curriculum

Introduction unit

1. Sage 50 accounts professional installation instructions

2. Screenshots, tasks and activities

3. Working through the units

4. Setting up a new company

5. Backing up and restoring data

6. Customise your company

7. Data protection and security procedures

8. How to use practice data

9. Helpful information using sage

10. Creating a chart of accounts to suit company requirements

11. Sole trader accounts

12. Entering opening nominal ledger balances

13. The trial balance

14. Errors in the trial balance

15. Disputed items


1. Use of the journal

2. Prepare and process month end routine

3. Contra entries

4. The government gateway and vat returns

5. Bad debts and provision for doubtful debts

6. Stock valuation, stock control, work in progress and finished goods

7. Prepare and produce final accounts

8. Extended trial balance

9. Exporting data including linking to other systems

10. Management information reports

11. Making decisions with reports using sage

12. Prepare for audit

13. Prepare and process year end accounts and archive data

14. Final accounts for partnerships including appropriation accounts

15. The fixed asset register and depreciation

16. Accruals and prepayments

17. Not for profit organisations

18. Standard and advanced budgeting

19. Glossary of accounting terms


1. Screenshots tasks and activities

2. Working through unit two

3. Cash flow forecast reports

4. Advanced credit control

5. Standard and advanced budgeting

6. Advanced searches

7. E payments

8. Batch reporting

9. Multiple contacts and document sending

10. Event logging and log in control

11. Importing and exporting data

12. Limited liability partnerships including revaluation accounts

13. Limited companies

14. Consolidation – multi company accounts

15. Foreign trader – multi-currency trading

16. Microsoft outlook and the integrated diary feature

17. Excel integration

18. Glossary of accounting terms

Method of Assessment

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

Benefits you will gain:

By enrolling in to this course, you’ll get:

  • High quality e-learning study materials and mock exams.
  • Tutorials/materials from the industry leading experts.
  • Includes step-by-step tutorial videos and an effective, professional support service.
  • 24/7 Access to the Learning Portal.
  • Benefit of applying NUS extra Discount Card.
  • Recognised Accredited Qualification.
  • Access Course Content on Mobile, Tablet or Desktop.
  • Study in a user friendly, advanced online learning platform.
  • Excellent customer service and administrative support


Learners must be age 16 or over and should have a basic understanding of English, Maths, and ICT.

Career Path
  • Financial Controller
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Finance Manager
  • Accountant

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